The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will travel to the Mile High when they face the Denver Broncos in an NFL pro football game on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from Denver is set for 4PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX.
The betting odds opened with the home team Denver Broncos favored by -7 points with an over under line of 50 ½ points. Early money from the betting public has landed on the road underdog as Denver is now favored by -6 ½ points. The total has moved down to 50 points.
This will be the first meeting between Tampa Bay and Denver since the 2008 season where Denver earned the 16-13 home win as a -4 point betting favorite. The game landed under 47 points. NFL Trend: Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 4-0-1 ATS in their past five games.
Tampa Bay falls to 6-5 on the year after a 24-23 home defeat last week to the Atlanta Falcons as a +1 point underdog. The game landed under 51 points. The Buccaneers offense produced 326 yards with 50 on the ground on 21 attempts. Josh Freeman hit on 19 of 30 throws for 256 yards. Freeman has 21 touchdowns and 7 picks on the year. Tampa Bay allowed Atlanta to gain 434 yards with 79 from their ground game on 24 runs from scrimmage. During the Buccaneers good run we have seen an upsurge offensively as they rank 4th in the NFL with 28 points a game. They have the best run defense in the NFL and the worst pass defense.
Denver has won six straight games. They move to 8-3 on the year after a 17-9 road win at the Kansas City Chiefs a week ago as a -10 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed under 41 ½ points. The Broncos offense gained 368 yards with 95 from their ground attack on 24 runs. They go just 1 of 4 inside the red zone. Peyton Manning hits on 22 of 37 passes for 285 yards with two touchdowns and one pick. Manning completes nearly 68% of his throws with 26 touchdowns and 8 picks. Denver allowed the Kansas City offense to put up 264 yards with 148 from their ground attack on 31 carries. Denver has a Super Bowl profile ranking fourth in the NFL in total offense and total defense. Although last week it was one of their worst performances but due to the anemic Chiefs offense they were able to avoid defeat.