The Bucs are still not getting much respect from the odds makers even though they continue to win games. San Francisco is a 3-point favorite in NFL football betting at Sbgglobal.
49ers Winning with Troy Smith
The 49ers have found a winning quarterback in Troy Smith. San Francisco has won their last two games with Troy Smith leading the way. The 49ers were a mess with Alex Smith at quarterback but with Troy they may have a chance to save their season. He gives them leadership and a passing option to go along with running back Frank Gore. The Bucs may have a tough time stopping Gore on Sunday as he leads all NFL players with 7,846 yards from scrimmage. Tampa’s rush defense has not been good this season so Gore could have a big day.
49ers Own the Series
The lead the all-time series against the Bucs 15-3 and they have won 11 of the 12 matchups in San Francisco. The teams last met in 2007 when the 49ers pulled out a 21-19 win. The only victory for Tampa Bay at San Francisco came in 1980.
The Bucs are 6-3 but they have scored 188 points while giving up 206 points so that is a cause for concern. The Bucs are 22nd in total yards allowed per game and as we mentioned earlier they really struggle against the run.
The 49ers are a 3-point favorite in football betting with a total of 41.5. The Bucs have some solid trends in their favor as they are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games as a road underdog. The Buccaneers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in November. The 49ers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite. You would think this would be a low scoring game in NFL football betting but the Over is 5-2 in the Buccaneers last 7 games overall and the Over is 4-1-1 in the 49ers last 6 vs. the NFC. The series trends point to an under though as five of the last six have gone under between Tampa and San Francisco.