Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick Prediction NFL Pro Football Odds Preview 10-20-2013

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will hit the road in NFC South divisional play as they meet the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL pro football game set for Sunday afternoon.

Start time for this week seven game is set for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX TV.

The betting odds in this game have the home team Atlanta Falcons favored by –7 1/2 points with an over under line set at 42 points.

The Buccaneers fall to 0-5 on the year following a 31-20 home defeat last week to the Philadelphia Eagles as a +2 ½ point betting odds underdog. The game total finished at over 44 ½ points. Tampa Bay was up 17-14 at the half then get outscored 17-3 in the second.

They put up 351 offensive yards with 94 rushing on 21 carries. Rookie quarterback Mike Glennon hit on 26 of 43 passes for 273 yards with two touchdowns and a pick. Doug Martin ran for 67 yards on 16 carries. On defense they gave up 425 yards to Philadelphia with 287 yards passing and three touchdown passes thrown by Nick Foles. Each team committed one turnover.

Atlanta comes off the bye week. They drop to 1-4 on the season after a week five 30-28 home defeat last week to the New York Jets as a -10 point betting favorite. The game total landed at over 45 points. The Falcons fell behind 17-7 at the half.

The team put up 363 yards of offense with 64 rushing on 22 attempts. QB Matt Ryan hits on 36 of 45 throws for 319 yards and two touchdowns. Atlanta scored four touchdowns in five red zone trips which was an improvement from previous efforts. On defense they allow 288 yards to the Jets with 118 yards rushing on 22 carries. The Falcons surrendered three touchdown passes to rookie Geno Smith. Atlanta forced no Jets turnovers and lost the turnover battle by a -1 margin.