Buffalo Bills vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prediction, 12/12/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 14
Game: Buffalo Bills vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Buccaneers (-3.5)
Raymond James Stadium is where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-3) will try to defeat the Buffalo Bills (7-5) on Monday. Tampa Bay opens as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under comes in at 52.5.
The Buffalo Bills head into this game 7-5 for this year. In their last game, the Bills took on the Patriots and took a loss by a score of 14-10. Josh Allen went 15/30 with 145 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rate of 75 and ended the contest without throwing a pick. Stefon Diggs held an average of 12.8 yards per catch by accumulating 51 yards on 4 catches. Devin Singletary was the best rusher for the Bills with 10 attempts for 36 yards (3.6 yards per carry). Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 57 plays for 230 yds. The Buffalo Bills ran the football 25 different times and compiled 99 yards, which had them averaging 4.0 yds per attempt. In the running game, the Bills conceded 222 yds on 46 tries, which is an average of 4.8 yds per rush surrendered. Buffalo conceded 2 completions on 3 attempts for a total of 19 yds, and a completion percentage of 66.7%.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Buffalo Bills have an average of 28.0 points per game. As a team they are averaging 116.7 yards on the ground ranking this team at 13th in the league. The Bills have tallied 4,512 total yards for the year. Buffalo has a total of 165 first downs offensively, and they have committed 82 infractions for 716 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 17 times (11 interceptions and 6 fumbles lost). In terms of scoring touchdowns, Buffalo has totaled 26 touchdowns via the pass and 12 rushing touchdowns.
The Bills are sitting in 2nd in the league in relation to the opposition scoring, giving up 16.3 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.0 yards per rush and 107.1 rushing yards per contest for the year. For the season, they have allowed 1,285 rushing yards through 12 games. Regarding yards via the pass, the Bills have surrendered 1,983 yards which puts them in 1st in the league. They are conceding 165.3 yards per contest through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 57.7%. For the year, they have relinquished 272.3 yards per outing which puts them 1st in the league. They have yielded 8 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 12 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Buccaneers head into this matchup 9-3 this season. For their last game, the Buccaneers took home the win by a final score of 30-17 when they played the Falcons. Tom Brady (4 touchdowns) ended the game with 368 yards on 38/51 passing while his QB rate was 112.2. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.22 yds. Leonard Fournette carried the rock 13 times for 44 yards, ending the contest with 3.4 yards per attempt for Tampa Bay. Chris Godwin was a featured target for the Buccaneers, hauling in 15 throws for 143 yds (9.5 yards per catch). Tampa Bay ran the ball for 3.4 yards per tote, totaling 57 yards on 17 carries. The Buccaneers finished the game with 425 yds while running 68 plays (6.3 yds per play). The Buccaneers pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 73.2%, relinquishing 259 yards on 30 out of 41 passing. Tampa Bay allowed 23 run attempts for 121 yds (5.3 yards per carry).
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold an average of 403.7 yards per game which has them sitting 2nd in the league. They maintain an average of 92.6 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 1,111 yards in total. The Tampa Bay offense has totaled 721 yds of penalties on 78 infractions, which is 15th in the NFL in terms of giving up free yards. They have given away 10 interceptions while surrendering 6 fumbles and they have been able to record 199 first downs. Over the course of the season to this point, the Buccaneers have earned 3,733 yards via the pass along with an average of 311.1 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 1st in the NFL. Regarding their ability to score points, the Buccaneers are sitting 1st in football maintaining an average of 31.4 points per game.
The Buccaneers are giving up 22.5 PPG, ranking them 16th of all teams in the league. Tampa Bay has allowed a total of 1,012 yards rushing (84.3 yards per contest) in addition to 8 touchdowns on the ground for the season. They have yielded 21 touchdowns from the passing game and 248.4 yards per contest, which puts them in 20th in the league. The Buccaneers defense has participated in 759 plays, which is good for 13th in the league. This season, they have given up 270 total points. Their defense has 24 takeaways (10 fumbles recovered and 14 interceptions) for the year.
Who will win tonight's Bills/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buccaneers -3.5
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