Buccaneers vs Seahawks Picks, Predictions, Week 9 Odds 11/3/2019
Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Tampa Bay opens this game as 5.5-point dogs. The O/U opens at 53.5. The Buccaneers are 2-5-0 ATS and 5-2-0 when betting on the total. The Seahawks are 4-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-2-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played the Tennessee Titans and ended up taking the loss by a score of 27-23. Jameis Winston led the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 20 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 53 yards on 8 carries which meant he averaged 6.6 yards per tote. Mike Evans led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 198 yards on 11 catches. He had an average of 18.0 yards per catch during the game. Leading the way at QB for the Buccaneers was Jameis Winston who went 21/43 with 301 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He threw 2 picks during the game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran the ball a total of 30 times and racked up 106 yards earning them an average of 3.5 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Buccaneers earned 23 1st downs and they had 9 penalties for 87 yards. On the day, they ran 76 plays which added up to 389 yards. When discussing the defense, Tampa Bay conceded 21 completions on 33 attempts totaling 174 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 246 yards and earned 1 turnover. Against the run, the Buccaneers conceded 72 yards on 21 carries which means they had an average of 3.4 yards per attempt allowed. Another game you may want to bet on is the free pick from Josh Schonwald on the Jets vs Dolphins game.
Buccaneers Now 2-5 After Loss
The Buccaneers head into this game 2-5 in 2019. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring in the NFC South and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 13th in the conference and 20th among all NFL teams with 2,595 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Buccaneers have compiled a total of 14 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing TDs. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league with an average of 28 points per contest, putting them 5th among all NFL teams. As a team, they are averaging 99 yards on the ground per game which is 3rd in the NFC.
The Buccaneers have one of the most lackluster defenses in the NFL, allowing 30.3 points per game putting them 15th among NFC teams. In regard to rushing yards, Tampa Bay is allowing 68.6 yards per game putting them 1st in the division and 1st in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.0 yards per rush putting them 1st in the conference and 1st among NFL teams overall. Overall, they have allowed 695 rushing yards through 7 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Buccaneers have allowed 2,001 yards. Opponents are completing 63.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.7 yards per try. They have allowed 14 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing TDs.
In their last game, the Seattle Seahawks played the Atlanta Falcons and won by a score of 27-20. Running the show from under center for the Seahawks was Russell Wilson who went 14/20 with 182 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. Chris Carson paced the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in the game. He scurried for 90 yards by way of 20 carries which meant he was running for 4.5 yards per tote. Tyler Lockett led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 100 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 16.7 yards per catch in the game. The Seattle Seahawks ended up rushing 33 times and earned a total of 151 yards which earned them an average of 4.6 yards per rush. For the game, the Seahawks earned a total of 18 1st downs and they had a total of 9 penalties for 60 yards. In all, they ran 55 plays for 322 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Seattle conceded 39 completions on 52 tries for a total of 443 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.0%. On the ground, the Seahawks conceded 69 yards on 17 carries which is an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they conceded 512 yards and forced 3 takeaways. Tony Sink has a free NFL pick ATS for the game between the 49ers and Cardinals.
Seahawks End Up at 6-2 After Win
The Seahawks head into this game 6-2. Seattle has made teams respect their running game by averaging 130 rushing yards per game, which has them at 9th in the league. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,040 rushing yards through 8 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Seahawks average 383 yards per contest overall ranking them 9th in the NFL and 6th in the NFC. When looking at their ability to score points, the Seahawks are currently ranked 3rd among NFC West teams and 11th out of all the teams in the league averaging 26.0 points per contest.
The Seahawks are giving up 24.5 points per contest ranking them 3rd in the NFC West and 20th in the league. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in the league. They are allowing 273 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Seahawks are ranked 13th in the NFC. They have conceded 9 passing touchdowns in 2019. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 196 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they are conceding 103 yards per contest ranking them 16th in the NFL and 3rd among NFC West teams. For the 2019 season, they have given up a total of 825 yards rushing and 10 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Seahawks -5.5
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