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NFL Betting: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Denver Broncos

A pair of teams with the NFL betting playoffs in their sights hook up, when the Broncos put their best record in the AFC West on the line against the Buccaneers.

These two teams don’t have much of a history, but in their L/4 meetings, the Bucs hold a 2-0-2 ATS advantage over the Broncos. The Bucs (3-1, 3-1 ATS) won their third straight game in last week’s clash with the Green Bay Packers.

The NFL betting line featured Tampa Bay as short favorites on Sunday; a line which football betting fans who backed the Bucs beat by scoring ten points in the final 2:30 of the game. DC Monte Kiffin’s defense forced four turnovers and knocked QB Aaron Rodgers out of the game with a shoulder injury in the 4th quarter.

The rush defense was equally relentless; holding RB Ryan Grant to 20 rushing yards on 15 carries. The downside for the Bucs was at the quarterback position. A week after putting up ridiculously gaudy numbers against the Bears, QB Brian Griese only completed 50% of his passes for 149 yards and three interceptions.

The Broncos (3-1, 1-2-1 ATS) bandwagon careened into a ditch over the weekend when they got blasted by the Kansas City Chiefs 33-19 as 9.5-point road favorites per the closing NFL odds.

Denver bettors don’t want to hear any more talk about QB Jay Cutler being the early favorite to win the MVP award, as he completed 29-of-49 passes for 361 yards and a touchdown, but threw two costly interceptions. The rushing defense was also atrocious for the Broncos, as RB Larry Johnson rolled up 198 yards and two touchdowns.

Though the offense ranks 2nd in the NFL scoring 33.2 ppg, the defense is 29th, allowing 29.2 ppg. Oddsmakers have tabbed the Broncos as 3-point favorites in this AFC/NFC betting affair, with the ‘total’ sitting at 48. It’s all about the ‘over’ in this game.

Eight of the L/10 Bucs games have gone ‘over’ the ‘total’, while the Broncos have gone 13-3-1 towards the ‘over’ in their L/17 games at home. Sportsbook has all of your football betting options covered in this fantastic match-up, so open an account right now and get in on all the Week 5 action!