Week 15 MNF Preview & NFL Betting Lines: Falcons vs. Buccaneers

Posted by Derrick Harper on December 16, 2017 in

The Monday Night Football affair for Week 15 of the National Football League features a pair of NFC South teams meeting up. The NFL Betting Lines favorite Atlanta Falcons take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Falcons are 8-5, and in the mix for a wildcard spot in the NFC. Atlanta is coming off a win in Week 14.

For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – they are 4-9 and eliminated from postseason play. The Buccaneers have dropped three straight games, and on the season are 3-3 on the season. The Atlanta Falcons are -6 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football.

Week 15 MNF Preview & NFL Betting Lines: Falcons vs. Buccaneers

  • When: Monday, 8:30 PM ET
  • Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: 92.9 The Game (Atlanta) / (Tampa Bay)
  • Live Stream: NFL Live
  • NFL Betting Lines: Atlanta Falcons -6 (Over/Under at 48.5)

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 21°C/70°F
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Precipitation: 6%
  • Wind: 1 mph WSW
  • Cloud Cover: 11%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

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Team Records

  • All: Atlanta Falcons 8-5 / Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4-9
  • Home: Atlanta Falcons 4-3 / Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-3
  • Away: Atlanta Falcons 4-2 / Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-6
  • ATS: Atlanta Falcons 6-7 / Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-9-1
  • Over/Under: Atlanta Falcons 5-8 / Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7-6

Why Bet on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been one of the biggest disappointments in all of the National Football League Many were talking about Jameis Winston as a possible MVP in the NFL this season, and he has been a bust. The Buccaneers are struggling to score, and defense, as they have been outscored by 48 points.

Tampa Bay has just four wins this season, over the Chicago Bears, New York Giants, New York Jets and on the road at the Miami Dolphins. The Buccaneers finish the 2017 season with a road game at the Carolina Panthers and a home game against the New Orleans Saints.

Why Bet on the Atlanta Falcons?

Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons are fighting to get back to the postseason after losing in the Super Bowl a season ago. The Falcons have won four out of their last five games with their lone loss coming to the Minnesota Vikings. Atlanta wraps up the season at the New Orleans Saints on Christmas Eve and at home against Carolina.

The Falcons are favor by the NFL Betting Lines for Week 15.

Matt Ryan and Julio Jones have connected 73 times for more than 1,160 yards and 3 touchdowns. Devonta Freeman leads the running game for Atlanta, with 680 yards and 6 touchdowns. The Falcons are 16th in the league with 22.6 points per game, and 9th allowing 20.1 per game.

Latest NFL Betting Trends for Week 15

  • Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 10 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-9-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games at home

Expert Pick and Prediction

The Atlanta Falcons have to win this game to stay alive in the NFC Postseason picture. The Falcons have two very tough games to finish the season. While the Buccaneers would like to ruin the party for the defending NFC Champions, they are not able to get it done with their lack of defense.

The final bet for this game has got to go to the Atlanta Falcons. Look for Julio Jones to have a massive game, like he typically does against divisional opponents. Ryan to Jones is the name of the game and the Falcons win. Bet the Atlanta Falcons -6 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football.