2012 Season NFL Football Past Picks
December 30, 2012
Tampa Bay at Atlanta
Sunday 12/30 01:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Tampa Bay PICK () (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: WIN
The Falcons already own the best record in the NFC and this game doesn't play a role in playoffs seeding. Yes, they will try to win this game, but they will be more focused on the upcoming playoffs. This team has already done it all in the regular season. They know well and good that for them, it's 100% about what they do in the postseason, given their past lack of success there. I don't see them getting too up for this game against lowly Tampa Bay. Meanwhile, this is Tampa's chance to put an end to a five game skid and end the season on a positive note. I think they will be plenty motivated here. The Bucs have an offense that is capable of scoring a lot of points and they hung with Atlanta in the first match-up this season, losing 23-24. As bad as it's been for Tampa Bay this season, they perform better than expected away from home, posting a 5-1-1 ATS mark on the road. In their last 21 road games vs. teams with a winning home record, the Bucs are 16-5 ATS. Take the points with Tampa Bay here.