|2013 NFL on FOX Week 15 Odds & Point Spread: 49ers vs. Buccaneers|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:00|
49ers vs. Buccaneers Odds
San Francisco is 9-4 on the season, 4-2 on the road and 9-4 against the spread. Tampa Bay is 4-9 overall, 3-4 at home and 6-7 against the spread. San Francisco has won three of its last four against Tampa Bay.
Trends show that the home team is 7-1 against the spread in the last 8 games of the series and the two teams have hit the under in 6 of their last 8 encounters.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, San Francisco is the favorite on the road, as the 49ers have odds of -5 points against the Bucs on Sunday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 41 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the 49ers favored by 5 and the spread hasn’t changed. The over/under total opened at 41.5, but quickly fell to 41.
Tampa Bay is coming off a 27-6 win over Buffalo for its fourth win in five games. The Bucs have scored at least 22 points in all four victories and are now averaging 291.5 yards per game. Defensively, Tampa Bay is allowing just 342.1 yards per contest. The Bucs are being led by Mike Glennon, who has thrown for 2,052 yards and 15 touchdowns in his rookie year. Vincent Jackson has added 64 receptions for 1,033 yards and six touchdowns while Lavonte David has 117 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, six sacks and five interceptions to lead the defense.
San Francisco is coming off a 19-17 win over Seattle at home. The 49ers have won three straight to keep their hopes of winning the NFC West alive, but they are likely looking at a wild card bid instead. San Francisco is averaging 311.5 yards per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 308 yards per contest. The offense is being led by Colin Kaepernick, who has thrown for 2,487 yards and 16 touchdowns while rushing for 407 yards and three scores. Frank Gore has added 931 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. The defense is being led by Ahmad Brooks, who has 8.5 sacks and 54 tackles.
In terms of Injuries, Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gary Gibson (calf) is questionable for the game. San Francisco cornerback Tarell Brown (ribs) and tackle Joe Staley (knee) are also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the 49ers, as San Francisco is getting 84% of the wagers with odds of -5 points at Tampa Bay on Sunday.