Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Seattle Seahawks: Preview and Pick
6 Replies | 170 ViewsOn 10/29/2013 06:58 PM in NFL
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not having the season they thought they would have. They assumed that they would be in competition for a playoff spot and instead they have yet to win a game. They got rid of their quarterback and they have a coach on the hot seat. To make matters worse , this week they go up against Arguably one of the best teams in the league when they face the Seattle Seahawks.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Seattle Seahawks Odds
The NFL point spread for this game is a double digit line. This comes as no surprise as the Seaahwks are a very good team and have a dominating home field advantage. The line opened with the Seahawks favored by an amazing (-18.5) points. The public started pounding Seattle although they are on a short week as over 70 percent of the early wagering is coming in on Seattle. Despite the cash coming in on the birds, the line has actually dropped and can be found at (-16.5) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Seahawks are 12-1 in their last 13 regular-season games with Russell Wilson, dating back to Week 13 last season. Wilson has 18 wins since he was drafted, tied for the 2nd-most wins by an NFL quarterback in the last 2 seasons. If they want to keep winning they have to protect him. Russell Wilson was under pressure on 12 of 25 dropbacks Monday, and has been under pressure on 38.5% of dropbacks this season, the highest rate in NFL. Included in that, he was sacked a career-high 7 times. The Bucs will come after the quarterback and hope to get a huge upset as their first win of the season.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveals that the betting angles favor the home team. The Buccaneers are 0-4 against the spread (ATS) in their last 4 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss of more than 14 points and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game. The Seahawks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 150 yards passing in their previous game and 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 home games.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Seattle Seahawks Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of the regular season, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.