Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick

September 6, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons open their 2016 schedules on Sunday with a date at the Georgia Dome. Both these divisional rivals endured lengthy straight-up losing streaks in the second half of last season and will be eager to earn a Week 1 win and an early advantage in the race for the top spot in the NFC South standings. 
Point spread: The Falcons opened as three-point favorites; the total was 48 early in the week, according to sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark. (Line updates and matchup report)
NFL pick, via Odds Shark computer: 27.7-15.3 Falcons (NFL picks on every game)
Why the Buccaneers can cover the spread
Led by rookie quarterback Jameis Winston, the Buccaneers charged to a 6-6 SU start a year ago before losing their final four contests to finish 6-10. Despite the club's late-season swoon, Winston emerged as an elite NFL pivot, throwing for at least 295 yards in his final three games and developing chemistry with second...

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