2012 Season NFL Football Past Picks
November 04, 2012
Tampa Bay at Oakland
Sunday 11/04 04:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Tampa Bay PICK () (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: WIN
Both the Oakland Raiders and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter this game at 3-4. The winner will reach the halfway point with a .500 record and will probably feel a sense of accomplishment. The Raiders have won two straight, but wins over Jacksonville and Kansas City (which have two wins between them) doesn't exactly inspire confidence. Tampa Bay is coming off a huge road win on Monday night at Minnesota. The Bucs have played a much tougher schedule, and have been competitive in every game with their biggest loss just 7 points. This team has come light years from where they were a year ago where they lost all of them by an average of 23 points per game. This isn't exactly a game that is in the Oakland sweet spot, as the Raiders have been futile in anticipated close games. Since 2003 they are a pathetic 6-26 ATS at home from -3.5 to +3.5. And, since this team was good (2002), the Raiders are awful as a favorite, going just 9-27 ATS! Tampa Bay should get a bump from their big Monday win as teams that win on Monday Night football by more than 17 points are 68-40 ATS in their next game. Take the Bucs here.