Buccaneers vs Falcons Betting Odds Preview
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The Falcons have lost three games in a row, their last two at home, and are 1-4 ATS on the season.
The Bucs, meanwhile, are having problems of their own, and after losing at home to Philly Sunday are also 1-4 ATS.
In the early betting Atlanta, coming off a bye week, was favored by 7.5 points over Tampa. However, the Bucs have dominated this matchup in Georgia, going 11-4 ATS in their past 15 visits to Atlanta.
They battle the Buccaneers, currently with a 0-5 mark (1-4 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 4-1 for the Falcons and 1-4 for the Buccaneers.
The point spread was settled in at -8.5 favoring the host Falcons earlier in the week, according to 5Dimes. The over under line was hovering around 42, with movement expected during the week at Bovada.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Falcons rated this week at No. 9 and the Buccaneers sitting at No. 31. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 17-13 result in favor of the Falcons this week.
Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 31-20 result against the Eagles on October 13. The Buccaneers failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 51 combined points took the game OVER the total. Matt Ryan's 319-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as New York earned a 30-28 win over Atlanta on Monday at Georgia Dome.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 24.4 PPG, against a Buccaneers defense that ranks No. 10 this week at 20.2 PPG. The Falcons aerial game is averaging 313 yards per game, more than the Buccaneers secondary allows through the air, 247.8 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Buccaneers feature the league's No. 22-rated road run defense, allowing 123 yards per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, ranks No. 31 in rushing offense at home.
A few Buccaneers at Falcons trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay at Carolina, Thursday, October 24th
Atlanta at Arizona, Sunday, October 27th