|NFL Week 9 Free Picks: Bucs vs. Raiders Predictions & Odds|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Sunday, 04 November 2012 13:00|
Bucs vs. Raiders Week 9 Free Pick
NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Raiders are 1-point favorites versus the Bucs, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 46.5 points. Tampa Bay is 3-4 overall and 1-2 on the road, while Oakland is 3-4 overall and 2-1 at home.
Line Movement: The Raiders opened as 1.5-point home favorites versus the Bucs, but the line has dropped a half point at most books. The total, meanwhile, opened at 45.5 but has been bet up a full point to 46.5.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 74% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Bucs. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL Playoff Free Pick: Take the under. According to latest NFL trends, the over is 4-0-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and the over is 4-0 in the Bucs’ last four games overall. The over is 6-1 in the Raiders’ last seven home games and 4-1 in their last five games in November. Therefore, the under is due. The Buccaneers have been excellent offensively the past couple of weeks but losing guard Carl Nicks for the season hurts them greatly. Look for Tampa Bay to struggle to sustain drives and for Oakland’s defense to play much better than it did a couple of weeks ago versus the Jaguars at home. Buck the trends and take the under.
2012 NFL FREE PICK: BUCCANEERS/RAIDERS UNDER 46.5