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NFL Week 16 Bears vs. Bucs Picks & Predictions

Two teams officially out of the playoff picture will square off in Tampa today when the Buccaneers host the Bears at 1:00PM ET.

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Oddsmakers from online sports book Mybookie.ag currently list the Buccaneers as 3.5-point home favorites over the Bears while the over/under is sitting at 45 points. Tampa Bay opened as a 2.5-point favorite but the line has been bet up past the key number of 3.

This is a tough spot for the Bears, who have nothing to play for and will be traveling for a second straight week. Even with Adrian Peterson suffering an ankle injury last week, Chicago couldn't slow down Teddy Bridgewater in a 38-17 thumping in Minnesota. The Bears have now lost three straight games, are banged up (they'll be without top receiver Alshon Jeffery), and are a veteran-led team just looking to run out the clock on a disappointing season.

As for the Bucs, they've lost two straight, including a 31-23 defeat at the hands of the Rams last Thursday. But even down 28-6 midway through the third quarter, Jameis Winston kept battling and led the Bucs to within a touchdown and a two-point conversation of tying the game. Even with their playoff hopes dashed, Winston was playing as if a national title was on the line.

Tampa is at home, is coming off an extra few days of rest and preparation, and seemingly wants to finish the season strong. Lay the points.

NFL WEEK 16 FREE PICK: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS -3.5

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