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NFL Week 12 Betting: Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick and Prediction

In a huge game between divisional rivals – the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will get together on Sunday afternoon. Both of these teams are red-hot, as Atlanta comes in with a 9-1 overall record. The Falcons lead the division by three games over Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers have won four straight games to get right in the mix of a NFC wildcard spot. The Buccaneers are coming off an overtime win over Carolina, while Atlanta survived a scare from Arizona last week.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scoring 28.7 points per game as a team. The Buccaneers offense has been led by rookie running back Doug Martin. The former Boise State running has has rushed for 1000 yards on the season and 7 touchdowns. The quarterback for Tampa Bay has been Josh Freeman, with 2,500+ passing yards and 21 touchdowns. The Buccaneers have won three of five games at home this season thus far.

The Atlanta Falcons have the best record in the NFC. Atlanta’s lone loss came in week 10 when the New Orleans Saints downed them. Matt Ryan, the Falcons quarterback was a MVP candidate through his first nine games, but his five interceptions last week hurt his cause. Atlanta has two stud receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White, who have combined for over 1,600 yards and 9 touchdowns. Rnning back Michael Turner has rushed for 575 yards and 5 touchdowns. The Falcons will host the Buccaneers on the final Sunday of the regular season.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

  • Atlanta Falcons -1
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1

Free Prediction and Pick

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers would love to grab a game in the standings. Not only could they make ground in teh divisional play, but a win for Tampa Bay would go along way towards a wildcard spot. The Falcons with a win could nearly wrap up the NFC South; as they would move to four games up. The Falcons need to find a way to get off to a good start on the road. Look for this game to be tight throughout, but in the end, the veteran team in Atlanta will come away with a win.

Prediction: Atlanta Falcons 27-24

The Atlanta Falcons are just a single point favorite over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It will depend alot on whether the Buccaneers can slow down the high powered Atlanta offense. The Falcons will have to do a better job taking care of the ball if they want to beat Tampa Bay. The five turnovers for Atlanta was a cause of concern for the staff. We like the Atlanta Falcons -1 in this game over Tampa Bay.

Pick: Atlanta Falcons -1