Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs San Francisco 49ers Prediction, 12/11/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 14
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs San Francisco 49ers
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Location: Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA
Odds/Point Spread: 49ers (-3)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6) are en route to Levi's Stadium on Sunday where they will try to defeat the San Francisco 49ers (8-4). San Francisco opens this contest as 3-point favorites. The total is 37.5.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers come into this matchup with a record of 6-6 this year. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Buccaneers played against the Saints and notched a win by a score of 17-16. Tom Brady finished 36/54 with 281 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 84 and finished the game with 1 pick. Leonard Fournette was the leader on the ground for the Buccaneers with 10 carries for 49 yards (4.9 yds per carry). Chris Godwin averaged 7.9 yds per catch by recording 63 yards on 8 catches. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran the ball 20 different times and tallied 76 yards, which had them averaging 3.8 yards per attempt. In the game, they tallied 75 plays which totaled 350 yds. Tampa Bay surrendered 21 pass completions on 29 tries for 232 yards, and a completion percentage of 72.4%. When it came to stopping the run, the Buccaneers gave up 66 yards on 25 tries, which is 2.6 yds per run allowed.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold an average of 18.1 points per outing. As a unit they're holding an average of 73.3 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 32nd in the National Football League. The Buccaneers have racked up 4,080 total yards for the season. Tampa Bay has compiled 168 1st downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 68 penalties for 562 yards. They have surrendered the ball 11 different times (4 interceptions and 7 fumbles lost). With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Tampa Bay has amassed 16 touchdowns through the air and 4 rushing touchdowns.
The Buccaneers rank 5th in the NFL when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 18.3 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per attempt on the ground and 118.4 rushing yards per game for the season. Overall, they have allowed 1,421 yards via the ground game in 12 outings. Concerning passing yards, the Buccaneers have surrendered 2,344 yards which has them sitting in 5th in the National Football League. They have surrendered 195.3 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 64.1%. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 313.8 yards per contest which puts them 8th in the league. They have conceded 18 touchdowns through the air in addition to 7 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The 49ers head into this game 8-4 this season. In their last contest, the 49ers walked away with a victory by a final of 33-17 against the Dolphins. Brock Purdy (2 TDs) finished the contest with 210 yards on 25/37 through the air while his quarterback rate was 88.8. He had 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.7 yds. Christian McCaffrey was featured in the passing game for the 49ers, snagging 8 balls for 80 yds (10.0 yds per reception). Christian McCaffrey carried the ball 17 times for 66 yards, ending the contest with 3.9 yards per carry for San Francisco. The 49ers ended up finishing with 351 yds while running 79 plays (4.4 yds per play). San Francisco rushed the football for 3.6 yards per carry, totaling 121 yards on 34 carries. San Francisco gave up 8 attempts on the ground for 33 yds (4.1 yards per carry). The 49ers pass defense allowed a completion rate of 52.9%, relinquishing 275 yds on 18 for 34 through the air.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the 49ers rank 13th in football averaging 23.5 points per game. Over the course of the season to this point, the 49ers have thrown for a total of 2,806 yards through the air not to mention an average of 233.8 passing yards per outing, ranking them 12th in the NFL. They have an average of 124.1 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 1,489 yards in total. The San Francisco 49ers are averaging 357.9 yards/outing which ranks them 10th in football. The San Francisco offense has 549 yds of penalties on 70 infractions, which is good for 17th in the NFL in terms of helping out the other team. They have thrown 7 interceptions while letting opponents recover 7 fumbles and they have been able to record 138 1st downs.
The 49ers are giving up 15.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 1st in the NFL. They have given up 11 touchdowns through the air as well as 208.3 yards per outing, which has them ranked 12th in football. In total, they have surrendered 190 points in total. San Francisco has given up a total of 907 yards rushing (75.6 yards/game) and 9 touchdowns via the rush for the year. The 49ers defense has taken part in 706 plays, which is 1st in football. They have totaled 18 takeaways (6 fumbles recovered and 12 picks) on the campaign.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/49ers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the 49ers -3
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