49ers vs Buccaneers NFL Week 1 Lines, Game Info & Prediction.

49ers vs Buccaneers NFL Week 1 Lines, Game Info & Prediction

Written by on September 5, 2019

Week 1 of the NFL is when hope springs eternal for every team in the league. By the time we are a few weeks into the new season, though, it usually becomes very apparent which teams are going to be in the running for the top pick in next years draft. Getting off to a fast start is absolutely essential in this league, as digging an early hole is often the fastest path to missing the playoffs. Even before a single game is played, though, we already have an idea of which teams are going to be challenging for a playoff spot and a Super Bowl run, as well as being aware of the teams that are likely to struggle.

There are some teams that fall right in the middle, as they have the potential to be a dark horse or a total bust. The San Francisco 49ers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might well be in that middle ground, although the sense is that the 49ers are better equipped to be a dark horse. Tampa is a slight NFL Betting favorite at -1, with the point total set at 50 ½.

49ers vs Buccaneers NFL Week 1 Lines, Game Info & Prediction

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Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 33°C/92°F
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Precipitation: 10%
  • Cloud Cover: 42%
  • Wind: 5 mph SW
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why bet on the San Francisco 49ers?

The 49ers closed out the 2017 with a spectacular run of form after making a trade to land the services of QB Jimmy Garoppolo. That liked many to believe that the 49ers might well be a team to watch in 2018, but a season-ending injury to Garoppolo in the early part of the year brought that idea to a quick halt, with San Francisco closing out the season going 4-12 SU and ATS.

Perhaps the worst part of that record, at least in terms of wagering on this game, was that the 49ers were winless in 8 attempts on the road last season, while also going just 2-6 ATS in those outings. On the plus side, they are 14-6 SU in their last 20 meetings with the Buccaneers, with the UNDER hitting in 4 of their last 5 visits to Tampa.

Team Stats (Last 10 Games)

  • Score: 17.60
  • Rush Yards: 138.00
  • Pass Attempts: 29.20
  • Completion Percentage: 52.74
  • Passing Yards: 152.20
  • Total Yards: 290.2
  • Turnovers: 1.90

Why bet on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl with Jon Gruden at the helm, the feeling was that the franchise was about to experience an upswing for the foreseeable future. That proved not to be the case, though, as this team has now not made a playoff appearance since 2007 and has finished at the bottom of the NFC South in 7 of the last 8 seasons.

49ers vs Buccaneers is going to be a close one.

During that time, 4 head coaches have come and gone, with number 5, Bruce Arians, set to take the reins this season. With that in mind, this team may need some time to get back on track with a new system in place. The Bucs are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games versus teams from the NFC West and are just 6-12 ATS in their last 18 September games.

Team Stats (Last 10 Games)

  • Score: 20.10
  • Rush Yards: 110.20
  • Pass Attempts: 33.90
  • Completion Percentage: 61.06
  • Passing Yards: 229.30
  • Total Yards: 339.5
  • Turnovers: 1.90

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49ers vs Buccaneers 2019 NFL Week 1 Betting Trends

  • 49ers are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the NFC conference
  • 49ers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the NFC South division
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 5 games played in September
  • Buccaneers are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games
  • Buccaneers are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games played in week 1
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games at home

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for 49ers vs Buccaneers

Like I said earlier in this piece, the 49ers look to be better situated to make a decent run at the playoffs this season. Road woes aside, I think they can come in on Week 1 and get back to winning ways in a low-scoring game that goes UNDER.

Score: San Francisco 49ers 21 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17