Last season was a great lesson on how teams and players can be easily overrated. Because of winning a few meaningless games at the end of 2017 San Francisco was a trendy pick for 2018 success. Furthermore, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was being touted as the savior of the 49ers. Garoppolo didn’t last three games before he was lost for the year due to injury. Most important of all San Francisco was outed as a betting on NFL fraud. A lot of gamblers were left holding an empty bag. Meanwhile Tampa Bay lost big as expected in 2018.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|Date and Time:||Sunday, September 8, 2019, 4:25 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay Florida|
|49ers vs. Buccaneers TV Coverage:||FOX|
Bucs Begin New Era with Season Opener
At the onset of the 2019 season is the hopes of a new era at Tampa Bay. Former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians came out of retirement to lead the Bucs. Arians can lay claim to being one of the few head coaches to escape Arizona with a winning record. Indeed, he departed with a mark of 49-30-1 with two playoff seasons. Arians takes over one of the least appealing teams for betting on NFL with. Last season Tampa Bay finished 5-11 straight up and 8-7-1 vs. the odds. He will be immediately tasked improving the consistency of quarterback Jameis Winston.
Kyle Shanahan returns for his third year as head coach of the 49ers. Accordingly the 2018 season was a strain on the son of NFL coaching legend Mike Shanahan. San Francisco finished 4-12 straight up and 5-11 vs. the line in 2018. Following a 6-10 season in 2017 it was a marked disappointment. The Garoppolo injury was hardly the only reason for the Niners demise. Consider San Francisco ranked 28th in the NFL for points allowed. Of great concern for 2019 is how effective Garoppolo will be after recovery from the knee injury.
San Francisco and Tampa Bay Betting Trends
Above the 49ers have not been an effective offshore bookmaker value on the road. San Francisco has covered only two of their last eight away tilts. Five of their last seven in that situation have gone over the total. In the same way the Buccaneers have been in the red at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay has paid in just three of their last seven home games. Five of their last six in that place have stayed under the number.
49ers vs. Bucs Head to Head vs. Spread
Late on the Buccaneers have had the edge with the Niners. Tampa Bay has won and covered the last two meetings in this matchup. Three of the last four between these teams sent over the total. Further, the Bucs have won and covered four of their last five at home against the Niners.
Matchup to Watch
On this occasion in Arians first game the Bucs should have the betting on NFL intangible advantage. San Francisco is a major question mark as a team.
49ers vs. Buccaneers Betting on NFL Picks
As was previously noted Tampa Bay owns their series with the 49ers.
49ers vs. Buccaneers Betting on NFL Pick: San Francisco 49ers
49ers vs. Buccaneers Betting on NFL Score Prediction: Buccaneers 23, 49ers 17
Bruce Arians gives his thoughts on the Bucs 2019 prospects!