The 3-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be hosting the 2-8 San Francisco 49ers. The season for both teams is all but over and this game is a battle of bottom five teams in the NFL. Both teams, have had disappointing seasons up to this point, but are starring a top five draft pick right in the face.
In no way am I a professional gambler and in no way am I telling you to put your money with what I predict. This is really just for fun and something we here at Bucs Nation thought the readers would enjoy after sports gambling was legalized. This is by far my favorite article to write throughout the week.
For those that don’t know sports gambling, I will quickly go over the three main bets that are often placed. Also, the lines could always change and the website you use, could be different from mine.
Betting with the spread: Currently, the Buccaneers are -3 . This means that if you were to take the Buccaneers with the spread, they have to win by four points in order for you to win the bet. If you take the 49ersat +3, they can lose by 2 points and you’d win your bet. There is also the possibility of a push this weekend. If Tampa Bay wins by three points, everyone who bet with the spread gets their money back. Spread bets always have the same odds, which are -110. This means that you need to risk $110 to win $100.
Money line bets: As of late Saturday night, the Buccaneers are -133. That means a $133 dollar bet would win you $100 dollars if the Buccaneers win outright. The 49ers, are +113. $100 dollar bet would win you $113 dollars.
Over/Under bets: Again, no matter what way you pick, the odds in this case are -110. Vegas sports books currently have the over under at 54 total points scored. If you take the over, the Bucs and 49ers must combined to score 55 points in order for you to win. Obviously, 53 points or under would result in a win if you go that route. Also, 53 points scored would result in a push
Another week, another .500 record. I am currently 10-10 on the season, but am determined to finish the year undefeated.
My picks: 49ers +3 , Over 54.