Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus Atlanta Falcons NFL Pro Football Betting Preview

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Thursday Night Football from NFL week three on September 18th will feature two NFC South rivals as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pay a visit to the Atlanta Falcons. The Buccaneers and Falcons will begin play from Atlanta at 8:25PM Eastern Time and CBS will carry the broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home team Atlanta Falcons the -7 point wagering favorite with a total lined at 45 points. Those who play on the money line with the Atlanta Falcons will lay -280 odds with the return on Tampa Bay Buccaneers at +240 odds on the money line.

Atlanta and Tampa Bay split their two meetings last season with each team winning at home. In the game held in Tampa Bay on November 17th it was the Buccaneers posting the 41-28 victory and covering as a -1 point favorite with the game going over 43 ½ points. In victory Tampa Bay was able to move the football with 186 on the ground and 224 from their passing attack.

A coaching change was made to Lovie Smith for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team is off to an 0-2 start but we have seen better defensive play from the team as they gave up 19 points in a loss at home to the Rams last week and in week one they gave up 20 points to the Panthers.

Atlanta is a 1-1 team on the year. In week one they faced NFC South division foe the New Orleans Saints and the Falcons pulled out the 37-34 victory at home in overtime. In the win the Falcon quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 448 yards with three touchdowns. Last week Atlanta hit the road and faced a division winner in 2013 in the Cincinnati Bengals as the club was defeated 24-10 and failing to cover as a +5 ½ point wagering underdog. Against a good defense in a road game Matt Ryan had a poor game completing just 24 of his 44 passes with three interceptions. Atlanta did not score a touchdown until 8 ½ minutes left in the game with the team trailing 24-3 at the time.

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