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Falcons vs Buccaneers Predictions

Lance PattonPromotions Creator & Editor
Posted: Oct 4, 2022Last updated: Oct 4, 2022

The Atlanta Falcons will head on the road to Raymond James Stadium to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

This game has, surprisingly, become a massive early season game where the leader will take the sole lead of the NFC South.

The Bucs have got off to a sluggish start and lost back-to-back games to the Packers and Chiefs, struggling on the offensive side of the ball and to get healthy at key positions.

Atlanta has won two in a row and climbed to 2-2 after a road win over Seattle and a home win over Cleveland. It’s the best start for the Falcons since starting 3-0 in 2017, which is also the last time they made the playoffs.

Falcons vs Buccaneers Odds

The Bucs are, unsurprisingly, more than a touchdown favorite at home against the inferior Falcons roster.

The total is on the lower side at 48.5. Despite the Bucs’ defense faltering against Kansas City, they’re still among the best in the NFL.

Take a look at the best Falcons odds and Buccaneers odds for the 2022 NFL season.

Falcons vs Buccaneers Implied Totals

Buccaneers 28.25, Falcons 19.75

The Buccaneers are expected to get the job done at home against the Falcons with the defense expected to get back on track after a rough outing last week.

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Falcons vs Buccaneers Prediction

Buccaneers 31, Falcons 21

Tampa Bay will get a pass for their offensive woes this season due to injuries, but even at effectively full strength on Sunday Night Football, they still had their share of struggles.

The Tampa Bay run game was the worst it has been all season against the Chiefs, managing just six carries for three yards. However, Tom Brady did put together his best game of the season, throwing for a season-high 386 yards and three touchdowns.

It was also the worst performance of the year from an elite Bucs defense. The Chiefs ran the ball for more than five yards a carry, racked up 417 total yards, and converted 12 of 17 third-down attempts.

Last week, Atlanta battled back in the fourth quarter to beat the Browns. The defense struggled to stop the run, but they forced two turnovers and scored on three straight fourth-quarter possessions to steal a win.

That defense will have its hands full against a Bucs offense that will be out of blood after a rough stretch of play.

The lack of a true passing game behind Marcus Mariota, and Cordarrelle Patterson on the IR after a knee procedure, leave the Atlanta offense one-dimensional.

The Bucs likely didn’t expect this to be such a big game, but here they are tied at the top of the NFC South with the Falcons coming to town.

Brady and head coach Todd Bowles will have the team refocused after a two-game losing streak, and they’re able to bounce back against the Falcons.

Falcons vs Buccaneers Bet Tips

The Bucs have dominated the Falcons in recent history, especially since adding Brady at the start of the 2020 season:

  • Tampa Bay has won five of their last six straight up against Atlanta.
  • Tampa Bay has covered the spread in five of their last seven against Atlanta.
  • The total has gone over in seven of Tampa Bay’s last eight games against Atlanta.

Falcons vs Buccaneers Best Bets

Buccaneers -8.5 (-110) at FanDuel Sportsbook

Tampa Bay is the more talented team and after two straight losses, they’re going to bounce back against Atlanta here.

They’ve dominated the Falcons across recent history, Brady has another week to mesh with the wide receiving core, and the run game is revived on their way to a decisive win.

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Over 48.5 (-110) at FanDuel Sportsbook

The Tampa Bay offense is due for a breakout. After a turbulent offseason, injuries, and playing a couple of top-of-the-line defenses, it’s time to get back on track.

And an Atlanta defense that is bottom-10 in the NFL in yards and points allowed, seems like a perfect spot to do so.

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Lance Patton

Lance Patton is the Promotions Creator & Editor for The Game Day and also creates content for the NFL, college football, and college basketball. Before joining The Game Day, Lance did freelance work for a variety of sports betting websites as well as covering the Iowa Hawkeyes for FanSided.

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