coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/24/2013 10:09 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions (-9.5, 48.5)

While Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson leads the league in receiving yards (1,083) and touchdowns (11), Tampa Bay believes cornerback Darrelle Revis is more than up to the task of guarding him. The two All-Pros have tangled once before, with Revis limiting Johnson to one catch for 13 yards in a meeting four years ago. Tampa Bay rookie QB Mike Glennon has thrown a touchdown pass in all seven appearances this season.

Reggie Bush fumbled twice - losing one - to find himself on the bench before receiving limited work when backup Joique Bell suffered an Achilles injury. Bush struggled on Sunday - as he has in all four of the team's losses - and has combined for at least 100 yards rushing and receiving in all of Detroit's wins. Bush, who still has the confidence of head coach Jim Schwartz, has since promised he won't fumble again this season.

LINE: Detroit opened -10 but has been bet down to -9.5. The total has held steady at 48.5.
WEATHER: N/A
COVERS POWER RANKINGS: Tampa Bay (+5.0) + Detroit (-3.0) + home field (-3.0) = Lions -11
TRENDS:

* Buccaneers are 17-4 ATS in their last 21 road games vs. teams with winning home records.
* Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss.
* Over is 17-8-1 in Detroit's previous 26 games following an ATS loss.

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/24/2013 10:09 AM

The Patriots are 13-0 ATS (12.65 ppg)within 3 of pick after a loss.

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/24/2013 10:09 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions - Open: -9.5, Move: -8

The Lions are coming off a very disappointing loss last week with a big concern being the performance of the offense. Matthew Stafford and the offense struggled in the loss to the Steelers and could not put a point on the board in the third and fourth quarters.

"Tampa Bay has been resurgent in the last couple of weeks with better defense and a much more established running game, which will be in for a big test against a stingy Lions run defense," says Black. "Action has been going more with the Bucs + points at about a 2-to-1 clip, with Detroit seeing more action as a SU parlay banker."

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/24/2013 10:11 AM

Ref Stat : Jerome Boger's crew has thrown flags on the AWAY team 79% of the time.. Feel bad for Bears today vs Rams

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/24/2013 10:14 AM

Tampa 21-12 ATS on the road

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/24/2013 10:14 AM

- Detroit's offense struggled mightily in the second half of last week's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. They will welcome the (probable) return of WR Nate Burleson to the huddle. It will, at the very least, alleviate some of the pressure that Calvin Johnson has seen from opposing secondaries.

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/24/2013 10:15 AM


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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/24/2013 10:15 AM

First look from the field

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/24/2013 10:16 AM

- An NFC North rivalry pits the Minnesota Vikings at the Green Bay Packers Sunday. The Vikes are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings at Lambeau Field.

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/24/2013 10:16 AM


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