Kickoff from Tampa Bay is set for 4:00 ET, and sports bettors can view the football betting match-up regionally on Fox. The Bucs owned the Falcons last season, covering the spread with ease in both of their match-ups. Tampa Bay outscored Atlanta 68-10 in those two games.
The Matt Ryan era has begun in Atlanta, and it began with a bang on Sunday afternoon; Ryan’s first career pass went for a 62-yard touchdown to Michael Jenkins. He finished the day completing just nine of his 13 passes for 161 yards, but managed the game perfectly.
The Falcons beat the Lions 34-21, easily covering the football betting line as underdogs for their football betting fans. RB Michael Turner appears to be the real deal. In his first career start, Turner rumbled for 220 yards, giving some hope to a team that was projected to win just 4.5 games this season.
The ’08 season didn’t start nearly as nicely for HC Jon Gruden and the Bucs. Not only did they fall 24-20 to the New Orleans Saints as three-point road underdogs per the closing pro NFL betting line, but NFL betting followers who plan on backing Tampa Bay this week are going to have to contend with Brian Griese leading the team at quarterback, as Jeff Garcia is battling an ankle injury and won’t play.
The Bucs had no answer for RB Reggie Bush last Sunday, as the former USC superstar rolled up 166 yards of offense on the Tampa Bay ‘D’. If they’re not careful, Turner has the ability to do the very same thing.
Oddsmakers clearly don’t believe in Atlanta’s Week 1 victory, as the Bucs currently sit as lofty 7.5-point favorites. The ‘total’ now sits at 37.5. Sports-Gambling.com has all of the NFL betting you can handle for this and every football betting clash of 2008-09.
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