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Buccaneers vs Falcons Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18
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Buccaneers vs Falcons Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

by USA WagerJanuary 3, 2023

Check out our free Buccaneers vs Falcons prediction for the NFL week 18 game in Atlanta. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.

Buccaneers vs Falcons Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

On Sunday, January 8th, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to take on the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This NFC South showdown has a kickoff time set for 1:00 PM ET, and will be televised on FOX.

Heading into Sunday’s game, the odds suggest this will be a close matchup, with Atlanta getting a slight edge on the spread. However, Tampa Bay will head to Mercedes-Benz Stadium looking to pull off a road upset. Keep reading to USA Wager’s Buccaneers vs Falcons prediction.

  • Spread: TB +3.0 | ATL -3.0
  • MoneyLine: TB +140 | ATL -172
  • Total: 40.5

Buccaneers vs Falcons Prediction: Spread

Going into week 18, Tampa Bay has a record of 4-1 in the NFC South. Overall, the Buccaneers head into action with a record of 8-8. With this record, the team is in the bottom half of the league in point differential. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -2.0 points per game. So far, the Buccaneers have been favored in 2 of their 16 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 3.

Across the Buccaneers last 5 road games, the team averaged 12.8 points per game while allowing 23.0. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 0-5, while going 1-4-0 straight-up. Spanning across their last 5 games as the underdog, Tampa Bay has an ATS record of 3-2 while going 3-2 straight up.

Going into week 18, Atlanta has a record of 1-4 in the NFC South. Overall, the Falcons head into action with a record of 6-10. With this record, the team is in the bottom half of the league in point differential. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -2.12 points per game. So far, the Falcons have been favored in 4 of their 16 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -4.

Across their 5 previous home games, Atlanta has an ATS mark of 1-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-2 while averaging 23.4 points per game. As the betting favorite, the Falcons have an ATS record of 1-4 in their last 5 games. In these matchups their straight up record was 4-1.

In this matchup, we suggest grabbing the Buccaneers on the spread as +3.0 point underdogs. On offense, look for the team’s 2nd ranked passing attack to continue playing well on their way to covering the spread.

Free Spread Prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3.0

Buccaneers vs Falcons Prediction: Total

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Buccaneers have an over-under record of 5-11. The team’s over-under record has come while averaging just 18.5 points per game, placing them 24th in the league. However, the Tampa Bay defense has made things difficult for their opponents, giving up just 20.5 points per contest. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Falcons have an over-under record of 6-10. This season, the Falcons are averaging 20.94 points per contest, placing them 19th in the league. Defensively, the team is ranked just 23rd in points allowed per game.

In this week’s matchup, we see the Buccaneers and Falcons combining for 34 points, leading us to recommend taking the under.

Free Total Prediction: Under 40.5

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