coleryan Posts:21274 Followers:24
11/24/2013 10:03 AM


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coleryan Posts:21274 Followers:24
11/24/2013 10:04 AM

Weather will be another big factor for today's games....


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coleryan Posts:21274 Followers:24
11/24/2013 10:04 AM

- Pittsburgh is beginning to pick up the tempo on offense. The Steelers are averaging 71 plays per game over their last three games. For the season, they are averaging 64.8.

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coleryan Posts:21274 Followers:24
11/24/2013 10:05 AM

Any team favored week after playing Mike Tomlin’s Steelers: 13-33 against the spread. (lions)

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coleryan Posts:21274 Followers:24
11/24/2013 10:05 AM

Matchup: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions

Spread: Lions minus-9
Public consensus pick: 55 percent picked Buccaneers


Public perception: The public is helping drive down this number, which was Lions minus-10 in the LVH advance lines last week and was re-opened at minus-9 and minus-9.5 on Sunday and Monday. But it's now down to minus-8.5 at several books both in Vegas and offshore. The public knows the Bucs have won two straight (and covered three straight including their spread-covering loss at Seattle in Week 9). Quarterback Mike Glennon has proved more than serviceable and faces the Lions' weak pass defense (283.8 yards per game, 30th in NFL).

Wiseguys' view: Some sharps are certainly on the Bucs as well, though others will wait to see the cheapest price they can play on Lions. They'll probably also end up as a very popular teaser play for both sharps and squares.

Tuley's Take: The Bucs are playing better. I'm not overly excited that it's been against the Dolphins and Falcons, but the game at Seattle is more encouraging and they now get to face the Lions' secondary. I don't expect Tampa running back Bobby Rainey to rush for 163 yards against the Detroit defense like he did against Atlanta, but he should also be part of the passing game. The Bucs' defense will hopefully do enough to contain the Lions' offense.

The pick: Buccaneers.

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coleryan Posts:21274 Followers:24
11/24/2013 10:06 AM

Since 2011, Chargers (1-10) and Chiefs (1-9) have the NFL’s two worst records in the month of November.

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coleryan Posts:21274 Followers:24
11/24/2013 10:06 AM

Daryl Smith (hamstring) and Lardarius Webb (abdominal), the other two players listed as questionable for the Ravens, are both set to start

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coleryan Posts:21274 Followers:24
11/24/2013 10:08 AM

Detroit: Any home team off a loss as a road favorite: 15-2 ATS

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coleryan Posts:21274 Followers:24
11/24/2013 10:08 AM

- Tampa Bay rookie QB Mike Glennon has thrown a touchdown pass in all seven appearances this season - and two in four of his last six. Glennon will face Detroit's 30th-ranked pass defense on Sunday.

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