The Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to the CenturyLink Field on 11/3/19 to take on the Seattle Seahawks.
The Bucs have struggled to win on the road and they have won just four times in their last 22 games away from home. The Seahawks meanwhile are unbeaten against sub .500 teams this season with the Seattle going 5-0 SU against losing teams this year.
Bucs Starting to Fall Off
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were off to a 2-2 start to their 2019 campaign but the Bucs are starting to fall off and they have now lost three straight games heading to November. It’s not really that they’ve played bad but the Bucs have not been able to find ways to win in the end. Last week was no different as they dropped a 23-27 contest to the Tennessee Titans.
Quarterback Jameis Winston committed four turnovers against the Titans. His first-half fumble and interception set-up a pair of Tennessee touchdowns that ultimately cost them the win. Winston has thrown for 2,012 passing yards with 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions on the season.
Tampa Bay ranks 9th in passing at 271.4 yards per game and they are 19th in rushing with an average of 99.3 rushing yards per game. The Buccaneers are allowing their opponents to score 30.3 points per game and they rank 5th in scoring this season at 28.0 points per game.
Odds were taken from BetOnline.ag as of 10/30/19
The Seattle Seahawks are among the most consistent team in the league year after year. This year, Seattle is in the thick of things again with their 6-2 SU record. Last week, the Seahawks raced to a 24-0 halftime lead in Atlanta before hanging on to win 27-2, their fifth win against an opponent with a losing record.
Russell Wilson is having a terrific season with a total of 2,127 passing yards with 17 touchdowns and only one interception. Chris Carson has rushed for 659 yards with three touchdowns on the year while Tyler Locket has 46 catches for 615 receiving yards with four TDs.
Seattle ranks 13th in the league at 252.9 passing yards per game and they are 9th on the ground with an average of 130.0 rushing yards per game. The Seahawks are 11th in scoring at 26.0 points per game while they are allowing their opponents to score 24.5 points per game this season.
Tampa Bay is 2-9 SU in their last 11 games played and also 2-9 SU in their last 11 games played on the road. The Buccaneers 4-12 SU in their last 16 games against the NFC West Division. Seattle is 4-1 SU in their last five games played. The Seahawks are 2-2 SU in four home games played this season and 12-6 SU in their last 18 games played in November. Head to head, the Buccaneers are 4-1 SU in their last five games against the Seahawks.
Although the Seahawks are 6-2 SU this season, Seattle is just 2-2 SU in four home games played this season. Tampa Bay has a very good defense which ranks first against the run and 18th against the pass. The Buccaneers’ quarterback, Jameis Winston, has coughed up the ball 10 times in his last two games played and given his inconsistency, you can’t trust the Buccaneers, especially on the road where they have lost 18 out of their last 22 games played.
The Buccaneers’ defense is going to keep this game close. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll will have to win without veteran center Justin Britt, who tore his ACL during their game against the Falcons. However, I think Winston is too inconsistent and he will be forced to make mistakes by the Seattle defense in this game. Those errors should be enough for the home team to pull off the win here. The Seahawks are 5-0 SU against losing teams this season. I’m picking the Seattle Seahawks to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on 11/3/19.
Prediction: Seattle Seahawks
Other Bets to Make
Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in their last five games played and the Buccaneers are 2-2 ATS in their last four games played on the road. Seattle is 2-4 ATS in their last six games played. The Seahawks are 0-5 ATS in their last five games played at home. Head to head, Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in their last five games played against the Seahawks. Tampa Bay is also 4-1 ATS in their last five road games played in Seattle.
Odds from BetOnline.ag as of 10/30/19
Tampa Bay has outscored Seattle by 3.1 points per game in their last 10 games played and by 9.67 points per game in their last three meetings. The Seahawks are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games as NFL betting favorites. Seattle has struggled against the spread as favorites and versus the Bucs. Tampa Bay’s defense is going to prevent a blowout here but I’m not confident about Jameis Winston getting the job done on the road.
Prediction: Seahawks -6
The total has gone over in five of the last five games played by the Buccaneers. The over is also 3-1 in Tampa Bay’s last four games played on the road. The total has gone over in 12 out of the last 17 games played by the Seahawks. The over is 9-3 in Seattle’s last 12 games played against the NFC Conference and the over is 5-1 in their last six games against the NFC South Division. Head to head, the total has gone under in eight out of their last 10 meetings.
Odds from BetOnline.ag as of 10/30/19
These teams have combined to score 30.5 points per game in their last 10 games and 41 points per game in their last three meetings. Tampa Bay has gone over the 51 points in four out of their last five games played while Seattle has gone over that total in four out of their last seven games this season. The total has gone over in 16 out of the last 21 road games played by the Buccaneers. Seattle’s defense has allowed 26.75 points per game in their last four games played. I think the Bucs will score enough points against the struggling Seahawks defense.
Prediction: Over 51.5