The top two teams in NFC South go head to head in Week 13. Tom Brady and company travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons. The Bucs return to winning ways after two consecutive losses on the road in Week 10 and 11. They now come from back-to-back wins against the Giants and Colts, respectively. Meanwhile, the hosts just broke a two-game losing streak with a 21-14 victory against the Jaguars in Week 12.
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Buccaneers vs. Falcons Game Information
- When: Sunday, December 5, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
- TV: FOX
- Radio: WXTB 97.9 FM Tampa (Buccaneers) / 92.9 The Game (Falcons)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Buccaneers (-9.5) / Falcons (+9.5)
Why Bet on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
The Bucs beat the Falcons in Week 2, 48-25, hold one of the best overall records in the league right now and lead the NFC South division with 8 wins and 3 losses.
The side finished two 30-plus points games in their last two outings. They are one of the most impressive offensive teams. The Bucs record 314.8 passing yards per game and is the best record this season. Meanwhile, the team runs light when it comes to rushing. The team is 26th best in rushing yards at 91.2 per game.
The Buccaneers impose their presence on the defensive end just as well. They hold opponents to 322 total yards (eighth) per game. What they lack in rushing plays, the team makes up for in rushing defense. As a unit, they only allow 78.4 opponent rushing yards (per game).
The Bucs enter the contest with a relatively healthy lineup. The offensive unit remains strong despite not having wide receiver Antonio Brown and left guard Ali Marpet due to injury. Expect Tyler Johnson and Scotty Miller to see more playing minutes as they cover for Brown. Additionally, right cornerback Jamel Dean is on the questionable list following a shoulder injury.
Why Bet on the Atlanta Falcons?
Head coach Arthur Smith will try to get his team back in shape and secure a playoff spot by January. The hosts regained their conference in the wake of a 21-14 victory against the Jaguars in Week 12. It was their first double-digit game since losing to the Cowboys and the Patriots.
The team might have underwhelming numbers. However, they were able to deliver positive results despite the ups and downs. In fact, they did enough to hold the second spot in the NFC South division. But, it’s a tight race between the Falcons, Saints, and the Panthers, and there’s no time to relax with six weeks left on the calendar.
As a team, the Falcons average 308.3 yards (28th) and allow 362.3 yards per game (19th). They don’t deal much damage on the offensive end. The workload comes mostly from the defensive unit. The team limits opponents to 239.0 passing yards (13th) per game.
The Falcons enter the game with a healthy offensive squad. There are no injured starters on this side of the squad. Defense is another story for the team. Left defensive end Jonathan Bullard and inside linebacker Deion Jones remain out of the starting lineup due to injury. We expect Mykal Walker and Anthony Rush to cover for the starters.
Buccaneers vs. Falcons Betting Trends
- The Buccaneers are 3-2 in the last five road games (1-4 ATS).
- The Buccaneers are 5-5 in the last ten road games against the Falcons (4-6 ATS).
- The totals went under in five of the Buccaneers’ last ten road games.
- The Falcons are 2-2 in the last four games (2-2 ATS).
- The Falcons are 6-4 in the last ten games against the Buccaneers (5-5 ATS).
- The totals went over in nine of the Falcons’ last ten games against the Buccaneers.
Buccaneers vs. Falcons Expert Betting Predictions
The Falcons are going to have their hands full in this one. The Buccaneers enter the game as heavy favorites. Despite several injury issues, they continue to produce positive results day in and out. The hosts, on the other hand, have to be on top of their game to put pressure on the Bucs. Covering the spread should be doable for the team, but a win needs everyone working at their very best. Ultimately, we look forward to the two teams locking horns this weekend.
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