Buccaneers vs Falcons Live | Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+6.5, 49)
The Atlanta Falcons are responsible for their playoff fate and their odds to rehash as NFC South champions, however they additionally have a pack of groups nipping at their foot rear areas for the last postseason spot in the meeting. A victor of four of its last five, Atlanta visits the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night in a rematch from three weeks back.
The Falcons are one diversion behind NFC South co-pioneers New Orleans and Carolina yet at the same time need to play the Saints and Panthers, allowing them to assert the division title by winning their last three recreations. “Concentrating on the following group could be a smidgen diverting,” Falcons linebacker De’Vondre Campbell said. “We need to concentrate on (Tampa Bay) in light of the fact that each amusement now is an absolute necessity win.” Atlanta, which at present holds the sudden death round finished Seattle for the No. 6 seed in the NFC, beat going by Tampa Bay 34-20 on Nov. 26, yet the Buccaneers were without quarterback Jameis Winston, will’s identity making his third begin since coming back from damage. Winston revitalized Tampa Bay from a 14-point shortage a week ago before Tampa Bay lost to Detroit 24-21 in the last moment – its third straight annihilation and eighth in 10 recreations.Buccaneers vs Falcons Live
Television: 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN.
Spreads POWER RANKINGS: Falcons (- 2) – Buccaneers (5) + home field (- 3) = Falcons – 4.
LINE HISTORY: The Falcons opened as six-point street chalk and as of Sunday evening that number was up somewhat to 6.5. The aggregate hit the wagering board at 47.5 and had been wagered up as high as 49.5 preceding dropping to the present number of 48. Look at the entire line history here.
Falcons – WR Mohamed Sanu (Probable, Knee), DE Adrian Clayborn (Questionable, Hamstring), G Wes Schweitzer (Questionable, Groin), G Andy Levitre (Questionable, Tricep), LB Sean Weatherspoon (Questionable, Illness), TE Eric Saubert (Questionable, Back), RB Tevin Coleman (Out, Concussion), S Quincy Mauger (I-R, Knee).Buccaneers vs Falcons Live
Buccaneers – S TJ Ward (Probable, Concussion), G J.R. Sweezy (Questionable, Shin), TE Cameron Brate (Questionable, Hip), OT Donovan Smith (Questionable, Shoulder), DT Clinton McDonald (Questionable, Back), CB Josh Robinson (Questionable, Hamstring), C Joe Hawley (Questionable, Illness), CB Vernon Hargreaves (Out, Hamstring), DT Gerald McCoy (Out, Bicep), LB Lavonte David (Out, Hamstring).
ABOUT THE FALCONS (8-5 SU, 6-7 ATS, 5-8 O/U): Despite surpassing 1,000 yards for the fourth consecutive year, Julio Jones was having a relatively quiet season by his lofty standards until torching Tampa Bay for 12 catches for 253 yards and a pair of touchdowns — his second and third scores of the campaign. Jones also had eight catches for 101 yards and a score at Tampa Bay in November 2016 as quarterback Matt Ryan riddled the Buccaneers for 344 yards and four touchdowns passes. Devonta Freeman has rushed for 165 yards in two games since returning from a concussion and could be in line for a heavy workload with backup Tevin Coleman in the concussion protocol. Adrian Clayborn (hamstring), who leads the team in sacks, did not practice Thursday, but coach Dan Quinn is moving Vic Beasley back into a pure pass-rushing role.Buccaneers vs Falcons Live
ABOUT THE BUCCANEERS (4-9 SU, 3-9-1 ATS, 7-6 O/U): Winston, who threw two fourth-quarter touchdowns last week to erase a 14-point deficit, enjoyed plenty of success last season against Atlanta, throwing for 542 yards with seven scores against one interception. Wideout Mike Evans has been practically invisible the past two games with a combined four catches, but he had eight receptions in last month’s loss to the Falcons and lit them up for 16 catches for 249 yards and three touchdowns in both meetings last season. With Doug Martin continuing to struggle, Peyton Barber has provided a jolt to the ground game with 160 yards rushing over the past two contests. Tackle Gerald McCoy and linebacker Lavonte David missed practice, putting more pressure on a defense that surrenders a league-worst 276.1 yards passing.
* Falcons are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Monday games.
* Buccaneers are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 vs. NFC.
* Over is 10-0-1 in Falcons last 11 vs. a team with a losing record.
* Over is 4-1 in Buccaneers last 5 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.Buccaneers vs Falcons Live