Seahawks vs Buccaneers Betting Preview
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The Seattle Seahawks escaped from St. Louis Monday night with an ugly victory, and still own the best record in the NFC.
Seattle now heads back home to entertain maybe the worst team in the NFC, the 0-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday afternoon (4:05 pm ET, Fox).
The Seahawks have won three straight since losing at Indy earlier this month. Seattle couldn't cover as a 13-point favorite Monday night, but is still 5-3 ATS on the year.
Tampa, meanwhile, just lost at home to Carolina 31-13, and is 1-6 ATS on the season.
As of early this week the Seahawks, who have lost to the Bucs three times in a row, were favored by 17 points.
This season the Seahawks are 7-1 overall and 5-3 ATS against the number, while the Buccaneers are 0-7 and 1-6 ATS. As for the totals, Seattle is 4-4 on the OU, and Tampa Bay is 3-4.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Buccaneers in this one found them as 14-point underdogs earlier in the week but bet quickly to 18.5 points at Bovada, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 40 at shops such as 5Dimes.
The Seahawks - Buccaneers odds would favor the Seahawks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Seattle is rated No. 4 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Buccaneers sit at No. 31. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 27-10 win for the Seahawks.
Tampa Bay was a 31-13 loser in its last match at home against the Panthers. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 44 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Russell Wilson passed for 2 touchdowns in his team's last game in leading the Seahawks past St. Louis 14-9 on Monday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Seattle's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 25.62 PPG, against a Buccaneers defense that ranks No. 18 this week at 23.29 PPG. The Seahawks aerial game is averaging 198.75 yards per game, less than the Buccaneers secondary allows through the air, 243.86 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Buccaneers own the league's No. 5-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 88 yards per game when on the road. Seattle, on the other hand, rates No. 1 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Buccaneers at Seahawks trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games
Tampa Bay is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Seattle is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games
Seattle is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games
Seattle is 12-2 ATS in its last 14 games at home
Tampa Bay at Miami, Monday, November 11th
Seattle at Atlanta, Sunday, November 10th