The Bucs are 4-2 and visit the Arizona Cardinals this week. Despite having the better record, the Bucs are underdogs at Arizona and Tampa Bay might be a nice NFL bet again this week.
Arizona -3, 39.5 at Sbg global.com
The Cardinals are a three point favorite in this game even though they have the worse record of the two teams. Tampa Bay didn’t cover last week but they pulled out the win at home against the St. Louis Rams. Head coach Raheem Morris said this week that the Bucs are the best team in the NFC. Technically they are not as they trail the Giants and Falcons for the best record, but there are some things to like about Tampa Bay.
Bucs Find Ways to Win
The Bucs do not have good overall stats but they are finding ways to win. Josh Freeman is making plays when it counts. The Bucs rank next to last in rushing defense and they are below average on total offense but they are winning games. Going out west is always difficult but the Bucs have shown they are a different team this season.
Max Hall is going to start again at quarterback as long as he is cleared to play. Hall suffered a concussion last week but he is going to get the start this week if the doctors clear him. Hall did not play well last week at Seattle but then again, neither did Derek Anderson. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he will simplify the offense so that Hall is not overwhelmed. The Cardinals did not have Steve Breaston but he should return for this game.
Sunday NFL Wagering Online Trends
The Buccaneers are 4-0 against the NFL wagering online number in their last 4 road games but they are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 8. The Cardinals are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games in October. The Cardinals are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.
The Cardinals are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite. This could be a low scoring game. The Under is 9-0 in the Buccaneers last 9 vs. the NFC. The Under is 5-2 in the Cardinals last 7 games as a favorite. The Over is 17-7 in the Cardinals last 24 home games.