Sunday, September 18, 2016
University of Phoenix Stadium
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at University of Phoenix Stadium. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 50. The Buccaneers are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
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Jameis Winston finished with 281 yards through the air for Tampa Bay last week. He completed 23 passes out of 33 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. The Buccaneers were led in rushing by Doug Martin, who finished with 62 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Mike Evans was the team leader in receiving with a total of 99 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tampa Bay got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 61 total plays for 371 yards for the game. The Buccaneers ran for 90 yards on 28 attempts.
Carson Palmer finished with 271 yards through the air for Arizona last week. He completed 24 passes out of 37 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by David Johnson, who finished with 89 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Larry Fitzgerald was the team leader in receiving with a total of 81 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Arizona got a total of 21 first downs in that game. 6 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 59 total plays for 344 yards for the game. The Cardinals ran for 92 yards on 19 attempts.
Tampa Bay scores 31 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 7th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 33 attempts for a 70% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 281 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 11th in the league. The Buccaneers run for an average of 90 yards per game on 28 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 18th in the league. They also run 61 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 371 yards per game, ranking their offense 12th overall this season. The Buccaneers average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 16th in the NFL. They accumulate 48 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 15th in the league.
Tampa Bay allows 322 passing yards per game, ranking 26th, and they allow 24 points per contest on defense, which ranks 20th. They give up 27 completions on 39 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 69%. The Buccaneers allow 52 rushing yards per game on 22 carries for an average of 2.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 2nd in the NFL. Tampa Bay allows 374 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 22nd in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7 penalties for 74 yards per game, ranking them 21st among NFL teams.
Arizona averages 21 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 19th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 37 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. They throw for 252 yards through the air per game, ranking them 14th. The Cardinals run for an average of 92 yards per game on 19 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 17th on the ground. They also run 59 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 344 yards per game, ranking them 17th in the league on offense. The Cardinals get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 12th. They average 58 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 17th in the NFL.
Arizona allows an average of 257 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 20th in the league. Their defense overall allows 23 points per contest, which has them ranked 19th. They give up 24 completions on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 73% per game. The Cardinals allow 106 rushing yards per contest on 31 carries for a 3.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 19th in the NFL. Arizona allows 363 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 20th in the league. They force 8 penalties for 69 yards in each contest, ranking 27th.
Tampa Bay Betting Trends
Tampa Bay is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Tampa Bay has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Arizona Betting Trends
Arizona is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Arizona has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/13/16 DB Ryan Smith Hand "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
09/11/16 LB Devante Bond Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
09/11/16 DE Jacquies Smith Knee "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
08/31/16 G J.R. Sweezy Back PUP
08/31/16 WR Louis Murphy Knee PUP
08/11/16 DE George Johnson Hip out for season
09/13/16 DT Frostee Rucker Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
09/12/16 G Evan Mathis Foot "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
09/11/16 WR J.J. Nelson Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
09/11/16 RB Stepfan Taylor Knee "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
09/02/16 LB Kareem Martin Knee out indefinitely
09/02/16 CB Mike Jenkins Knee IR
08/31/16 CB Elie Bouka Leg IR
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona
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