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NFL Betting Preview: Indianapolis Colts vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
November 26, 2023
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana to face the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium with kickoff scheduled for 1:00 PM ET on Sunday afternoon and will air on CBS in week 12 of the NFL season.
After starting the season off at 3-1, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked like they may contend for a playoff spot this season, however, since that start, the Buccaneers have lost five of their last six games including Sunday’s 14-27 loss on the road against the San Francisco 49ers. Tampa Bay continues to be one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league as they enter this game averaging the 10
fewest points per game in the NFL with an average of 20.2 points per game and will be looking for a running back in the offseason as they have the worst rushing offense in the NFL as they are averaging 76.9 rushing yards per game. However, the Buccaneers have been an above-average passing team this season and Baker Mayfield has been serviceable at quarterback as he enters this game having completed 226 of 350 attempts for 2,389 yards with 15 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Indianapolis enters this game on a two-game winning streak following wins on the road against the Carolina Panthers by a score of 27-13 and the New England Patriots by a score of 10-6 which has improved their record to 5-5 and puts them in 3
place in the AFC South. The Colts have the 7
worst scoring defense in the NFL as they are allowing an average of 24.8 points per game this season, however, they have only allowed an average of 9.5 points per game during their winning streak and will hope they have another strong performance on defense to extend their winning streak to three games when the Indianapolis Colts host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon.
BookMaker has the Indianapolis Colts listed as 2.5-point favorites at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon in week 12 of the NFL season. Tampa Bay has won four of the last seven and two of the last three meetings. The Colts are 5-1-1 ATS in the last ten while both teams are 1-1-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 7-3 ATS overall, 5-0 ATS on the road, and 5-2 ATS as an underdog this season while the Indianapolis Colts are 6-4 ATS overall, 2-3 ATS at home, and 4-4 ATS as an underdog on the year.
Indianapolis enters this game with a better record, however, Tampa Bay has been the better team in the series, winning four of the last seven and two of the last three meetings. The Buccaneers have also been the better team at covering the spread this season as they are 7-3 ATS overall and have covered the spread in all of their road games with a record of 5-0 ATS on the road. Buy the .5 point and take the points with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in week 12 of the NFL season.
Spooky Express Pick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3
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