Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sportsbook Betting
Posted by: Mike Davis
Football betting websites are ready to roll out some enticing action on Monday night football. Up next is an NFC South matchup pitting the Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Falcons recently pulled off a win against the New Orleans Saints and have their eyes on winning a divisional title. Correspondingly, the Falcons will need to pull off a win this upcoming Monday night against Tampa Bay. What kind of chances are the NFL teaser odds giving the Falcons in this endeavor?
Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Monday, Dec. 17th
When: 8:30 pm ET
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Stream: Watch ESPN
Online Sportsbook Betting Lines:
Atlanta Falcons -6 (-110) 50 (-111) -270
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +6 (-110) 50 (-109) +222
The Falcons fly into this Week 15 pairing sporting an 8-5 record that ranks Atlanta 3rd in the NFC South. That may not seem that promising, but with the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers tied at the top of the South with a 9-4 record, it’s safe to say that the Falcons are still very much in the divisional race. However, the falcons are 2-1 in their last three games and will ultimately need to be flawless in order to win back to back titles in the NFC South. Online sportsbooks are pegging Atlanta as a heavy favorite this weekend, which is to be expected given the stark differences in both team’s 2017 averages.
A look at both teams’ numbers will reveal that the Falcons have an undeniable advantage this Sunday on both sides of the ball. The Falcons are putting up 22.6 points and 372.9 yards on the offensive side of the ball. On defense, Atlanta is allowing 20.1 points as well as 339.6 yards. On the other hand, the Buccaneers are averaging 20.3 points as well as 366.8 yards on offense. ON defense, the Bucs are allotting 245.0 points and 397.0 yards. All in all, the Falcons do have a statistical advantage this Sunday. However, it is a slight one. But at the end of the day, bettors will feel much better about backing Atlanta over the Bucs.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers swim into this Monday night matchup flashing a 4-9 record that ranks Tampa Bay 4th in the NFC South. Tampa Bay hasn’t found much success this season, and it’s clear that the franchise will need to make some massive adjustments this offseason. The Buccaneers enter this Monday night pairing riding a 3-game losing streak. All things considered, it makes perfect sense for Tampa Bay to be facing such steep odds this weekend.
Online sportsbook players looking to bet on this NFC South pairing should consider taking the Falcons on the spread. Atlanta has a better offense than Tampa Bay and they wield a 6-7 against the spread record. That’s not that great, but it is much better than the 3-9-1 ATS record the Bucs are currently sitting on. Ultimately, if you had to back either team in this New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, you’d be much better off backing Drew Brees’ squad.