Raymond James Stadium will be the site of NBC’s SNF game as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2, 5-1 ATS) play host to the Seattle Seahawks (1-4, 1-4 ATS). Seattle has dominated this series of late, beating the Bucs in its L/3 meetings by a combined score of 53-19. This year could be different though, as Seattle is no longer amongst the best teams in the NFC.
Football betting lines makers hoped for a solid performance from the Seahawks when they made them short favorites on the NFL betting line at home against the Green Bay Packers in Week 6. QB Charlie Frye didn’t fare any better than Matt Hasselbeck has in his first start of the season. Seattle only managed 64 net passing yards.
They’ve only averaged 137.6 passing yards per game, the 2nd worst mark in the NFL. Their quarterbacks only have a combined rating of 55.03, also 31st in the NFL. That’s a far cry from the offense that averaged the 8th best passing yards per game in the league last year at 247.8.
NFL betting fanatics who backed the Bucs last weekend got a gift from the linesmakers, as they were only 1-point favorites on the closing football betting line against Carolina. LB Geno Hayes blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown to open the scoring, and the defense did the rest.
They forced three turnovers and held Carolina to just 2.0 yards per carry. RB Warrick Dunn paced the offense, carrying the ball 22 times for 115 yards. The final scoreboard read 27-3. Oddsmakers have installed the Bucs as 10.5-point favorites against Seattle. The ‘total’ was originally set at 41, but football bettors have bet the line down to 38.
That goes against all the logic that the betting trends suggest. Seattle is 21-6-1 for ‘over’ bettors in its L/28 games overall, while Tampa Bay is 6-2 towards the ‘over’ following an ATS victory.
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