San Francisco 49ers (2-8) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-7)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Raymond James Stadium)
The Line: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 54 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet Sunday in NFL action at the Raymond James Stadium.
The San Francisco 49ers are coming off a bye week and have lost seven of their last eight games. The San Francisco 49ers have lost all five road games this season. Nick Mullens is completing 70.5 percent of his passes for 512 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Mullens enters this game with 61 career pass attempts under his belt. George Kittle and Marquise Goodwin have combined for 1,114 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Pierre Garcon has 24 receptions. The San Francisco 49ers ground game is averaging 133.6 yards per contest, and Matt Breida leads the way with 632 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, San Francisco is allowing 26.6 points and 344.2 yards per game. Fred Warner leads the San Francisco 49ers with 77 tackles, DeForest Buckner has six sacks and Antone Exum Jr. has one interception.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could also use a win here that would snap a four-game losing streak. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have split their last four home games. Jameis Winston is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 1,380 yards, eight touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick and have combined for 25 touchdown passes and 23 interceptions this season. Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson have combined for 1,688 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while O.J. Howard has 34 receptions. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ground game is averaging 97.5 yards per contest, and Peyton Barber leads the way with 543 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Tampa Bay is allowing 32.9 points and 395.9 yards per game. Lavonte David leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 71 tackles, Jason Pierre-Paul has 9.5 sacks and Justin Evans has one interception.
The 49ers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Buccaneers are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games in November and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The home team is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings. The over is 9-2 in Buccaneers last 11 games overall. The over is 9-4 in 49ers last 13 games overall.
The San Francisco 49ers have had an extra week to prepare for this game, but I'm not sure that matters much for a team that finds ways to lose and probably isn't focused on winning at this point based on draft position. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have also found creative ways to lose this season lead the NFL with 29 turnovers, which is at least seven more than every other team. The San Francisco 49ers have split their last eight games ATS when an underdog of at least two points. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have failed to cover 11 of their last 13 games when a favorite of at least two points. You must enjoy torture if you're betting this game, but if forced to pick, you have to like the Bucs and the small chalk. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers actually aren't that bad of a football team and would have a better record if they could stop shooting themselves in the foot. Against the 49ers, it shouldn't be that hard.