Week 14 odds - Bills vs. Buccaneers
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The Buffalo Bills have lost games in some strange ways over recent seasons, and yet they found another method to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory last Sunday against Atlanta.
The 4-8 Bills will try to shake off that debacle when they visit Tampa to take on the 3-9 Bucs Sunday afternoon.
Buffalo led the Falcons most of the day Sunday, but two lost fumbles, one near the end of regulation, the other in overtime, cost them a shot at the win.
Tampa, for its part, had recovered after its 0-8 start to win three games in a row, but got out-classed in Carolina Sunday to the tune of a 27-6 defeat.
In the early betting the Bucs were favored by a field goal over the Bills, according to SportBet.
Supporters of the Bills have seen them go 4-8 and 6-6 ATS so far this season, while the Buccaneers are at 3-9 and 5-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Buccaneers are 6-6, while the Bills are 8-4.
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Buccaneers at No. 26 and the Bills at No. 24 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 18-15 result in favor of the Bills.
The Bills were a 34-31 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Falcons. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (65) made winners of OVER bettors.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 18.08 PPG, against a Bills defense that ranks No. 24 this week at 25.58 PPG. The Buccaneers aerial game is averaging 189.08 yards per game, less than the Bills secondary allows through the air, 232.58 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Bills own the league's No. 21-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 121.2 yards per game when on the road. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 16 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Bills at Buccaneers trends to consider:
Buffalo is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games
Buffalo is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 6-11-1 ATS in its last 18 games
Tampa Bay is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
Buffalo at Jacksonville, Sunday, December 15th
Tampa Bay home to San Francisco, Sunday, December 15th