NFL Week 12 Picks Against the Spread: Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay … – Maddux Sports (blog)

NFL Week 12 Picks Against the Spread: Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay ... - Maddux Sports (blog)


Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has enjoyed great success against
divisional foes recently

Atlanta overcame a 13-point deficit to pick up a 23-19 victory over
the Arizona Cardinals as 9.5-point home favorites, as it won the
statistical battle by 176 yards.  The Falcons have two more wins than
anyone else in the NFC standings, but head coach Mike Smith isn’t
satisfied.  “We’re very, very fortunate,” stated Smith in
practice this week.  “The NFL is so close.”  He has compiled a
solid 21-16 record on the road during his career.  Entering Week 12,
the NFL has had 85 games decided by eight points or less, which is the
second-most through 11 weeks in league history.  Atlanta is 4-9 ATS
versus winning teams over the last two-plus seasons.

The Falcons rank 26th in the league in allowing 130.5 rushing yards
per game, which could lead directly to picking up their second loss of
the season.  Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan will need to continue his
strong play against NFC South rivals, as he’s averaged 315.8 passing
yards in his last five division games.  On the other side of the
football, defensive end John Abraham will need to create pressure, as
he’s tallied 13.5 sacks in his last 13 games.

Tampa Bay has won and covered the spread in four consecutive games,
including a 27-21 overtime victory over the Carolina Panthers as
one-point road favorites last week.    The Buccaneers have the
NFL’s worst pass defense, allowing 323.4 yards per game, which could
pose a major problem in this particular matchup.  The franchise is
tied with Seattle for the NFC’s second wild-card spot, which has
been made possible by an offense that’s scoring 34.2 points per game
over its last six contests.  Tampa Bay is 8-2 ATS on the year, which
can’t be ignored when making your NFL picks against the spr

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