One of my favorite plays on the Sunday NFL odds pits the Denver Broncos against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. These two are going to be meeting at 4:05 p.m. ET at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, and I’m going to show you which side to make your NFL pick on for this great game.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-5, 8-2-1 ATS) +7.5
Denver Broncos (8-3, 6-5 ATS) -7.5
It’s kind of a square thing to do, but I really like playing this teaser on Sunday to bring the Broncos down to a pick ‘em and put it with the ‘over’. I know if you look at the history of this series, I see nothing but these lousy 16-13 and 13-10 types of games, but that just isn’t going to be this one this time around. Remember that the last time these two teams met was back in 2008, and both teams looked a whole heck of a lot different at that point than they do now.
The Broncos are going to be throwing the pigskin all over the place on Sunday. Tampa Bay ranks 32nd in the league against the pass, and we would be shocked to see QB Peyton Manning not throw the ball for at least 300, maybe even 400 yards if he has to. Of course, RB Knowshon Moreno isn’t going to be doing a whole heck of a lot, but he doesn’t have to in spite of the fact that Tampa Bay ranks first in the league against the run.
Over the course of the last four games at home, Manning and the Broncos have scored 30, 34, 21, and 25 points. If they do all of that again in this one, this is a game that they are going to win and win by a respectable amount of points. I don’t think that I’m going to need the teaser price, and I might throw together a small parlay as well, but let’s just stick with the teaser at this point.
Buccaneers @ Broncos Tips: 7-Point Teaser – Denver -0.5 w/ Over 43.5