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Buccaneers vs. Bengals - 11/30/14 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cincinnati Bengals (7-3-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-9)
Date & Time Sunday November 30, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Tampa Bay Buccaneers +4 -- Over/Under: 44
TV Channel
CBS
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The Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers play Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.

The Cincinnati Bengals have won four of their last five and are in first place in the AFC North. Andy Dalton is completing 62.4 percent of his passes for 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Dalton has four touchdowns and one pick in his last two games, and the Bengals have 28 passing plays of 20 or more yards. Mohamed Sanu and A.J. Green have combined for more than 1,300 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Jermaine Gresham has nine catches in his last three games. The Bengals ground game is averaging 4.2 yards per carry, as Jeremy Hill leads the way with 643 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, the Cincinnati Bengals are allowing 21.3 points, 373.2 yards, and they’ve forced 14 sacks and 16 turnovers. Emmanuel Lamur leads the Bengals with 79 tackles and Carlos Dunlap has 5.5 sacks.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have lost six of their last seven and return after back-to-back road games. Josh McCown is completing 60.4 percent of his passes for seven touchdowns and eight interceptions. McCown has three touchdowns and two picks in his last two games, and the Buccaneers have 41 passing plays of 20 or more yards. Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson have combined for more than 1,500 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Louis Murphy is coming off a six-catch performance. The Buccaneers ground game is averaging 3.9 yards per carry, as Bobby Rainey leads the way with 395 rushing yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are allowing 27.3 points, 367.9 yards, and they’ve forced 23 sacks and 16 turnovers. Lavonte David leads Tampa Bay with 116 tackles and Gerald McCoy has 7.5 sacks.

The Bengals are 4-1-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Buccaneers are 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 games in November. The Bengals are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

If the Cincinnati Bengals are truly a playoff caliber team, they'll have no problem covering this spread. Tampa Bay shouldn't even be trying to win games at this point in hopes of landing a top pick in next year's draft. 

Pick:
Cincinnati Bengals -4

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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