The 7-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will visit the 5-7 Washington Redskins at FedEx Field this Sunday December 12th, 2010.
The Bucs are listed as -2 points favorites with a total of 41 for this one.
Last week Tampa Bay had the game for grabs against the Atlanta Falcons, only to allow a 102-yard kickoff return followed by penalties that gave the Falcons free yards, to end it with a Josh Freeman interception when they were going for the win.
Meanwhile the Washington Redskins got run over by the New York Giants who were missing three starting linemen. Brandon Jacobs ran for 103 and 2 touchdowns, while Ahmad Bradshaw added 97 yards and another two touchdowns, to beat the Redskins 31-7.
Things don´t get any better for a Redskins defense that ranks 28th against the run, has surrendered 12 rushing touchdowns this season, and allows 137 rushing yards per game as average.
This looks very promising for Tampa Bay´s running back LeGarrette Blount , who is coming of a 103 yards, touchdown performance against Atlanta. Overall Tampa Bay´s rushing attack ranks 11th in the league, averaging 119 yards per game.
Washington currently ranks an also mediocre 29th against the pass, allowing 260 yards per game and surrendering 18 touchdowns to receivers this year.
On offense, they rank 27th running the ball, achieving only 89 rushing yards per game as average with 8 touchdowns. They do have some success when McNabb throws the ball, and this Redskins passing attack ranks 9th in the league.
The Bucs played much of the game against Atlanta without cornerback Aqib Talib, who left in the second quarter with a hip injury, but this is a stout secondary unit that ranks 7th against the pass, allowing 206 passing yards per game.
Let´s take a look at some stats provided by BOOKMAKER.COM
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Tampa Bay’s last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay’s last 10 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay’s last 13 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Washington is 6-13-1 ATS in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Washington’s last 21 games at home
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington’s last 13 games when playing Tampa Bay
Washington is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay´s weakness on defense is defending the run; however they will face a mediocre Redskins running attack, giving them a chance to focus on neutralizing McNabb. The Bucs have all the weapons the need to really hurt this Redskins defense. Unless they beat themselves, they should b able to beat Washington comfortably.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Redskins
When: Sunday Dec 12th, 2010, 1 PM ET
Pick: Tampa Bay -2
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