Bucs vs. Seahawks Total Prediction
One of the highest totals on the Week 9 NFL slate is in Seattle where the Seahawks will host the Bucs at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday. With the number sitting at 52.5 points, down from 53.5, is the over the best play?
467 Tampa Bay Bucs (+5) at 468 Seattle Seahawks (-5); O/U 52.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, November 3, 2019
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
According to our NFL Public Betting Chart page, the Seahawks are drawing 70% of the betting tickets ahead of tonight’s game.
Tampa Bay Bucs Fantasy Spin
O.J. Howard (hamstring) is out for Week 9 against the Seahawks. We suspected this would be the case after Howard failed to practice this week. Cameron Brate missed Wednesday's practice with a rib injury but returned to limited work Thursday and should start Sunday in Seattle. Even with four teams on bye, he won't be an appealing steamer.
Seattle Seahawks Fantasy Spin
Russell Wilson completed 14-of-20 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns in the Seahawks' Week 8 win to the Falcons. Wilson had a very easy day at the office. The Seahawks were able to jump to a lead with DK Metcalf left wide open in the red zone twice, so the offense filtered through Chris Carson and the run game in the second half. Unfortunately, that didn't allow Wilson to reach a fantasy ceiling but better fantasy lines are coming. Next week's game is another piece of cake with Tampa Bay traveling to Seattle. Wilson is currently on pace for 4,254 yards and 34 touchdowns while adding 364 yards and six touchdowns on the ground. He's firmly in the MVP discussion.
The over is 5-0 in the Bucs’ last five games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
The over is 6-1 in the Seahawks’ last seven games after accumulating more than 150 rushing yards in their previous game.
NFL Week 9 Prediction
Points shouldn’t be at a premium on Sunday in Seattle. The over is a perfect 5-0 in the Bucs’ last five games overall, is 4-0 in their last four conference games and has cashed in 16 of their last 21 road games as well. On the other side, the over is 9-3 in the Seahawks’ last 12 games versus conference foes and is 12-5 in their last 17 games overall, on top of cashing in four of their last five games coming off a win.
NFL WEEK 9 PREDICTION: BUCS/SEAHAWKS OVER 52.5