Free NFL Prediction: Buccaneers vs Chargers Odds
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(6-5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. San Diego Chargers (5-6)
Date: Sunday December 4
Time: 4:25 PM
Venue: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California
ATS Betting Lines: San Diego Chargers -4
NFL Moneyline Odds: Chargers -200, Buccaneers +160
NFL Betting Total: 47.5
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With back to back to back victories the Bucs have worked themselves into position in the NFC South and overall NFC playoff picture. Every game is critical as their margin of error is slim.
San Diego is no pushover but they have found themselves on the wrong side of many close calls this season. They are going to have to be perfect from hear on out and even that might not be enough.
Kick off is set for 4:25 PM ET with both teams looking to win and keep fighting towards the playoffs. These might be long shots but it is better than being out of it at this stage for sure.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa has won three in a row, oddly by scoring fewer points each week. With Jameis Winston at the helm the offense is supposed to be the strength of this team but it has been just OK.
Not having Doug Martin for half the season has hurt and now they Vincent Jackson is on IR, taking away one half of their twin towers WR duo.
Even though he has little help Mike Evans has been really good. He is second in yards and tied for first in touchdowns. Nobody has more targets either and he is such a tough cover.
The decreasing point totals allowed is encouraging because the defense is the weak link on the team. Speedy rookie Noah Spence is quickly becoming a feared edge rusher while Gerald McCoy is among the better linemen on the interior.
Vernon Hargreaves, another rookie, may not have a pick yet but he is had been pretty good throughout the season too.
If the defense keeps them in games this Tampa team could easily win the NFC South. They are only a game behind Atlanta.
San Diego Chargers
With a little more luck the Chargers could easily be over .500 and in the thick of the AFC playoff race – every single one of their losses was within a TD and a two point conversion.
I keep expecting that Philip Rivers is due for a decline but he continues to put up really good numbers, without an elite receiver I might add.
RB Melvin Gordon is a useful piece even though he might never reach the upper echelon of runners in the league. This year he is showing better durability and a nose for the goal with 11TDs after failing to score as a rookie.
With Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram flying off the edge the Chargers have the makings for a good defense but their numbers are not good this season.
Injuries have hurt this unit throughout the season and continue to do so. Leading tackler Jatavis Brown may not play again on Sunday.
If you are a Chargers fan you are disappointed with that record but Chargers backers have to be pleased with that 7-4 ATS record.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Buccaneers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 250 total yards in their previous game.
- Under is 5-1 in Buccaneers last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Over is 9-2 in Buccaneers last 11 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.
- Under is 5-0 in Chargers last 5 games in December.
- Chargers are 6-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Under is 9-2 in Chargers last 11 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Over 47.5
These are two good offenses, definitely better than their respective defenses. I think both will be able to do what they do best and put points on the board.
NFL Free Score Prediction: San Diego 33 – Tampa Bay 28
San Diego looks good as a favourite but the current number is dead. This could easily be a FG game.
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