Football Betting – Tampa Bay at San Francisco

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 6-3 while the San Francisco 49ers are 3-6 but it is the 49ers that are favored in football betting on Sunday.

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.

Tampa’s Numbers
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.

Game Facts
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.

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