NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Bucs Point Spread Betting Odds Trends & Injuries Print
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Wednesday, 12 December 2007 05:39
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Odds: Falcons at Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-5) will look to improve to 9-5 on the 2007-08 NFL Football regular season when they host the Atlanta Falcons (3-10) in NFL Week 15. A victory in Sunday's game all but guarantees a playoff berth for Tampa Bay. The struggling Falcons will just be looking to just get this turbulent season behind them as they play Sunday afternoons game down in Tampa Bay.

Oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog have opened betting on this game listing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as -13.5 point spread betting line favorites over the Atlanta Falcons. The over/under odds have been set at 39 total points according to Bodog oddsmakers.

The Buccaneers are averaging 19.6 ppg this season on offense while allowing 16.5 ppg on defense. Tampa Bay is averaging 323.6 total offensive yards this season while allowing opponents 289.7 total defensive yards. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 8-5 against the spread (ATS) in 2007.

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The Atlanta Falcons are averaging 14.2 ppg this season on offense while allowing 23.5 ppg on defense. Atlanta is averaging 301.6 total offensive yards this season while allowing opponents 343.5 total defensive yards. The Atlanta Falcons are 3-10 against the spread (ATS) in 2007.

As of Wednesday Morning current NFL public betting information shows that 93% of point spread bets for this game have been placed on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -13.5.

Point Spread Betting Trends to Consider (View All)

ATLANTA is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

ATLANTA is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

ATLANTA is 3-2 against the spread versus TAMPA BAY over the last 3 seasons 

TAMPA BAY is 3-2 straight up against ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons 

3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Key Injuries - Tampa Bay (View All)

QB Jeff Garcia Prob Sun - Back - 12/02/07

DE Greg Spires day-to-day - Calf - 12/02/07

CB Torrie Cox I-R - Knee - 10/31/07

WR Mark Jones I-R - Knee - 10/21/07

QB Chris Simms I-R - Hip - 10/09/07

T Luke Petitgout I-R - Knee - 10/01/07

RB Carnell Williams I-R - Knee - 09/30/07

S Sabby Piscitelli I-R - Foot - 09/23/07

Key Injuries - Atlanta

QB Byron Leftwich day-to-day - Tailbone - 11/30/07

QB Michael Vick out for season - PRISON - 11/19/07

OL Renardo Foster I-R - Knee - 10/22/07

T Todd Weiner I-R - Knee - 11/23/07

DT Rod Coleman I-R - Tricep - 11/20/07

DT Trey Lewis I-R - Knee - 11/18/07

TE Martrez Milner I-R - Knee - 11/11/07

G Kynan Forney I-R - Shoulder - 11/08/07

T Wayne Gandy I-R - Leg - 10/07/07

AccuScore's game forecast animation which simulates each game 10,000 times shows that Tampa Bay is a 86% favorite over Atlanta who is 13%. The average final score in this simulation is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26.0 and the Atlanta Falcons 16.5. 

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