The Denver Broncos have won six straight games and will look for a seventh straight win when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday at Mile High Stadium.
The Broncos are 4-2 ATS over their 6-0 SU stretch, but Tampa Bay is 5-0 ATS in its past five road games and holds a 4-0-1 ATS in five games at Denver since 1982. Tampa is also 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog.
Tampa Bay is 8-2-1 ATS this season with a 6-5 SU record. The total has gone OVER in five of Denver's last seven games and in six of Tampa Bay's last eight.
The Broncos were listed as 7-point favorites at and other online sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 51.5 over at Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncos - Buccaneers odds would favor the Broncos if the lines were set according to power ranks. Denver is rated No. 4 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Buccaneers sit at No. 11. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 34-30 win for the Broncos.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 28.9 PPG, against a Buccaneers defense that ranks No. 18 this week at 23.1 PPG. The Broncos aerial game is averaging 287.5 yards per game, less than the Buccaneers secondary allows through the air, 315.5 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Buccaneers own the league's No. 2-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 78.2 yards per game when on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 9 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 24-23 loser at home against the Falcons. They earned a push of the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (47) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
Denver was a 17-9 winner in its last match on the road against the Chiefs. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 26 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Peyton Manning threw a pair of TD passes in Denver's last match, defeating Kansas City 17-9 in Week 12 action on Sunday.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trends:
When playing in December are 4-6
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing outside the division are 4-6
Denver Broncos Trends:
When playing in December are 3-7
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 5-5
A few Buccaneers at Broncos trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Denver
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 7 games
Tampa Bay home to Philadelphia, Sunday, December 9
Denver at Oakland, Thursday, December 6