Bet on NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Bet on NFL action on Saturday includes a battle between two Florida teams that may be close in proximity but not bitter rivals.

The Jacksonville Jaguars host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Jags are 3-point NFL betting favorites with a total of 34.

Bet on NFL numbers should be competitive on this matchup.  The Jaguars have a solid group of starters that should play into the second quarter on Saturday led by quarterback David Garrard.  Maurice Jones-Drew and Torry Holt may also play into the second quarter.  Two of their offensive lineman, guards Maurice Williams and Vince Manuwai should be back in the lineup after missing last week.  Jacksonville has a very experienced backup quarterback in Todd Bouman and he could prove critical to this bet on NFL outcome.  Last week he led the offense efficiently and threw for 130 yards before leaving in the fourth quarter. Bet on NFL stats tell us that Paul Smith has looked good in camp and could be pushing Bouman for the backup job.

Tampa Bay is coming off a 27-20 bet on NFL loss to the Tennessee Titans in their preseason opener. Head coach Raheem Morris saw some things he liked but the team made too many mistakes.  Morris had set a goal of winning all four preseason games and now that will not happen.  Tampa’s running game did not look good early last week with Earnest Graham and Derrick Ward.  It improved later in the game but that was with third and fourth string players.  Tampa is still very much looking for someone to win the starting quarterback job between Luke McCown and Byron Leftwich.  It now looks like rookie Josh Freeman is not part of that discussion anymore.  Josh Johnson is also getting playing time in the NFL betting preseason but whether the Bucs will keep four quarterbacks is a major question.  Bet on NFL information tells us that Tampa is also trying to find a third receiver behind starters Antonio Bryant and Michael Clayton.  “Stovall, B.C. [Brian Clark] and Sammy Stroughter are the guys fighting for it the toughest right now," Morris said,  "And [Cortez] Hankton is right in that battle too.”

This bet on NFL matchup on Saturday between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars should be entertaining with both teams looking to play better than they did a week ago.