San Francisco 49ers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Picks & Predictions 9/8/2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Raymond James Stadium
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The San Francisco 49ers travel to Raymond James Stadium to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The opening line for this game has Tampa Bay as 2 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 48.5. The 49ers had an ATS record of 5-11-0 last season while their over/under record was 9-7-0. The Buccaneers had an over/under record of 9-7-0 and they were 7-7-2 against the spread.
Valuable San Francisco 49ers Betting Trends
The San Francisco 49ers were 9-7-0 against the over/under last season
The San Francisco 49ers were 5-11-0 against the spread last year
Important Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were 9-7-0 against the over/under last season
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were 7-7-2 against the spread last year
Key San Francisco 49ers Injuries
08/23/19 TE George Kittle Calf is probable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
08/11/19 WR Trent Taylor Foot is out indefinitely
08/09/19 RB Jerick McKinnon Knee is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
08/08/19 DE Nick Bosa Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
08/09/19 DE Jason Pierre-Paul Neck IR
08/09/19 LB Kendell Beckwith Ankle IR
08/09/19 LB Lavonte David Knee is questionable Sunday vs San Francisco
08/07/19 OL Michael Liedtke Shoulder is out for season
07/10/19 CB Ryan Smith Suspension is out first 4 games of season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The San Francisco 49ers were 20th in the NFL in points scored with 342 last season. They ran 1,003 plays last year for 5,769 yards, which ranked them 12th in the league in total offense. The 49ers averaged 5.8 yards per play, which was 16th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 344 1st downs last year, placing them 11th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground San Francisco ran for 1,902 yards as a team, which ranked 21st in the NFL. They ran 423 times last year, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The 49ers were penalized on offense 112 times for 982 yards last season, which had them 4th in the league in penalties. Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 718 yards last season. He completed 53 passes on 89 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.6%. His quarterback rating last year was 90. He averaged 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 13.5 yards per completion.
San Francisco was 25th in the league in points allowed on defense with 435 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,546 yards on D, which was 24th in the NFL. The 49ers were ranked 20th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense gave up 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 26th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 344 passes on 542 attempts against the San Francisco 49ers defense last season, placing them 19th and 13th in the National Football League. The San Francisco pass defense also gave up a total of 3,732 yards through the air, which was 22nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 444 attempts for 1,814 yards last year, putting them in 22nd place in the league against the run. The 49ers committed 117 penalties for 1011 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 1st in the NFL. They gave up a score on 39.8% of possessions on defense, which was 27th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
San Francisco was ranked 17th in the league in punt returns last season with 31. They accumulated 180 punt return yards and averaged 5.8 yards per return, which was 13th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 23 yards. They returned 36 kicks for 944 yards on special teams, ranking 27th in kick return yardage. The 49ers averaged 26.2 yards per kick return and had a long of 97 yards last year. They were 12th in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,273. The San Francisco 49ers attempted 34 field goals last season and made 33, which was 3rd in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 97.1%. San Francisco 49ers kickers made 93% of their extra points, going 27 for 29 last year. Their punters totaled 2,973 yards on 69 punts, averaging 43.1 yards per punt. That placed them 28th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran for 1,523 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 27th in the league. They ran 389 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Buccaneers were penalized on offense 117 times for 975 yards last season, which had them 19th in the NFL in penalties. They were 18th in the National Football League in points scored with 396. They ran 1,055 plays last year for 6,648 yards, which ranked them 9th in the NFL in total offense. The Buccaneers averaged 6.3 yards per play, which was 8th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 388 1st downs last season, ranking them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. Jameis Winston completed 244 throws while attempting 378 passes for a completion percentage of 64.6% last year. He passed for 2,992 yards. He averaged 12.3 yards per completion and 7.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 90.2.
The Buccaneers rush defense gave up 426 attempts for 1,983 yards last season, putting them in 23rd place in the NFL against the run. They had 127 penalties for 1,156 yards on defense last year. That placed them 21st in the league. They allowed a score on 40.7% of possessions on defense, which was 28th in the NFL. Tampa Bay was 24th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 464. They gave up a total of 6,134 yards on D, which was 32nd in the league. The Buccaneers were 32nd in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Their pass defense allowed 7.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 32nd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 387 throws on 534 attempts against the Tampa Bay defense last season, ranking them 32nd and 14th in the league. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass defense also surrendered a total of 4,151 yards in the air, which was 32nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers tried 27 field goals last season and made 20, which was 19th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 74.1%. Tampa Bay kickers made 91% of their extra points, going 40 for 44 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,567 yards on 58 punts, averaging 44.3 yards per punt. That ranked them 29th in the NFL in punting average. Tampa Bay was 32nd in the NFL in punt returns with 26 last year. They totaled 163 punt return yards and averaged 6.3 yards per return, which was 6th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 16 yards. They returned 31 kicks for 631 yards on special teams, placing them 31st in kick return yardage. The Buccaneers averaged 20.4 yards per kick return and had a long of 38 yards last season. They were 14th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 7,675.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the 49ers +2
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