Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Qualcomm Stadium. The opening line for this game has San Diego as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47. The Buccaneers are 6-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Chargers have an over/under record of 8-3-0 and they are 7-4-0 against the spread.
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Jameis Winston finished with 220 yards through the air for Tampa Bay last week. He completed 21 passes out of 28 attempts for a 75% completion percentage. The Buccaneers were led in rushing by Doug Martin, who finished with 87 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Mike Evans was the team leader in receiving with a total of 104 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tampa Bay got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 63 total plays for 338 yards for the game. The Buccaneers ran for 118 yards on 35 attempts.
Philip Rivers finished with 242 yards passing for San Diego last week. He went 22 for 30, resulting in a 73% completion percentage. The Chargers were led on the ground by Melvin Gordon, who finished with 70 yards on 17 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Dontrelle Inman led the team in receiving with 119 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. San Diego had 18 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 49 total plays for 302 yards for the contest. The Chargers ran for 67 yards on 18 carries as a team.
Tampa Bay scores 23 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 18th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 24 passes on 38 attempts for a 63% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 256 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 12th in the league. The Buccaneers run for an average of 107 yards per game on 29 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 16th in the league. They also run 69 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 363 yards per game, ranking their offense 13th overall this season. The Buccaneers average 22 first downs per game which ranks them 9th in the NFL. They accumulate 63.5 penalty yards per game via 7.4 penalties, which ranks 11th in the league.
Tampa Bay allows 253 passing yards per game, ranking 17th, and they allow 24 points per contest on defense, which ranks 18th. They give up 21 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62%. The Buccaneers allow 116 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 22nd in the NFL. Tampa Bay allows 369 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 24th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.5 penalties for 65.2 yards per game, ranking them 28th among NFL teams.
San Diego averages 28 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 4th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 36 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. They throw for 271 yards through the air per game, ranking them 5th. The Chargers run for an average of 100 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 19th on the ground. They also run 65 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 371 yards per game, ranking them 8th in the league on offense. The Chargers get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 6th. They average 47 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, ranking them 18th in the NFL.
San Diego allows an average of 271 passing yards per game, which ranks 26th in the league. Their defense overall allows 26 points per contest, which has them ranked 26th. They give up 25 completions on 40 attempts for a completion percentage of 63% per game. The Chargers allow 90 rushing yards per contest on 23 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 7th in the NFL. San Diego allows 361 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 19th in the league. They force 8.9 penalties for 62.6 yards in each contest, ranking 31st.
Tampa Bay Betting Trends
Tampa Bay is 6-5-0 against the over/under this season
Tampa Bay has an ATS record of 6-5-0 this season
San Diego Betting Trends
San Diego is 8-3-0 against the over/under this season
San Diego has an ATS record of 7-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/28/16 DT Gerald McCoy Foot injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. San Diego
11/27/16 RB Jacquizz Rodgers Ankle "?" Sunday vs. San Diego
11/14/16 C Evan Smith Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
11/08/16 DE Howard Jones Knee IR
11/07/16 WR Louis Murphy Knee IR
11/07/16 RB Antone Smith Knee IR
10/19/16 WR Vincent Jackson Knee IR
10/11/16 RB Charles Sims Knee IR
10/06/16 DE Noah Spence Shoulder out indefinitely
09/23/16 LB Devante Bond Hamstring IR
09/15/16 DE Jacquies Smith Knee IR
08/31/16 G J.R. Sweezy Back PUP
08/11/16 DE George Johnson Hip out for season
11/27/16 CB Brandon Flowers Head "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
11/27/16 LB Jatavis Brown Knee "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
11/16/16 NT Brandon Mebane Bicep IR
10/12/16 LB Nick Dzubnar Knee IR
10/05/16 CB Jason Verrett ACL IR
09/27/16 LB Manti Te'o Achilles IR
09/20/16 RB Danny Woodhead Knee IR
09/19/16 S Jahleel Addae Collarbone out indefinitely
09/11/16 WR Keenan Allen Knee IR
09/02/16 NT Sean Lissemore Undisclosed IR
09/02/16 WR Javontee Herndon Knee IR
09/02/16 TE Jeff Cumberland Achilles IR
08/31/16 G Chris Watt Knee PUP
08/31/16 G Donavon Clark Knee IR
08/30/16 RB Branden Oliver Achilles IR
08/11/16 WR Stevie Johnson Knee IR
Tony's Pick: Take San Diego -5.5
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