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Are the Seahawks About to Go on Another Late-Season Covering Spree?

The Seattle Seahawks (7-2-1) are historically slow starters who have a penchant for turning on the jets in the second half of the season, and that’s exactly where Pete Carroll’s club is at right now ahead of a road clash with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5) in Week 12.

Shark Bites
  • The Seahawks are 19-8 ATS in their last 27 games with a closing total of 44.5 or more.
  • The Buccaneers are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games after an ATS win.
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Buccaneers' last 10 games as an underdog of 5.0 or more.

Oddsmakers initially set the Bucs as 5.5-point underdogs with a total of 45.

When the Seahawks and Buccaneers collide, low-scoring games are the story. The UNDER has paid out in seven of the last nine matchups between the squads.

Seattle has enjoyed traveling to the Sunshine State lately, evidenced by Russell Wilson and company covering the spread in four of their past five games in Tampa.

The month of November has been especially kind to Seattle. The Seahawks are 13-2 SU in their last 15 November tilts.

After starting the season 3-4 ATS, the Seahawks have covered in three straight against Philadelphia, New England and Buffalo. Wilson appears to be healthy again after the signal-caller was forced to deal with a litany of injuries, and he’s thrown for six touchdowns and no interceptions in his last three appearances.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were listed as 6-point underdogs at Bovada and other online Sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 45.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 27-24 win for the Buccaneers on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Seattle Seahawks vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 5-5 overall and 5-5 ATS against the spread, while the Seahawks are 7-2-1 and 5-4-1 ATS. As for the totals, Tampa Bay is 6-4 on the OU, and Seattle is 5-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Seattle injuries news.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 5-rated Seattle Seahawks taking on the No. 25-rated Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this betting contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 23.5 PPG, against a Seahawks defense that ranks No. 1 this week at 17.3 PPG. The Buccaneers aerial game is averaging 259.7 yards per game, more than the Seahawks secondary allows through the air, 237.8 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Seattle Seahawks feature the league's No. 5-rated road run defense, allowing 91.6 yards per game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, meanwhile, ranks No. 28 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last gridiron battle, Doug Baldwin did much of the damage, producing 104 receiving yards as Seattle beat the Eagles 26-15 at CenturyLink Field.

Jameis Winston led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 331 yards Sunday as the Buccaneers downed the Chiefs 19-17 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Seattle is 6-1-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Seattle is 8-3-1 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Seattle is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 9 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Seattle home to Carolina, Sunday, December 4th
Tampa Bay at San Diego, Sunday, December 4th