Week 12 NFL Betting Odds: Seattle At Tampa Bay

Posted by Henry Watkins on Friday,November 25, 2016 1:29, EDT in

We are now at the stage of the NFL season where we are starting to recognize which teams are likely to be the best in their conference. In the NFC, the general consensus is that the Dallas Cowboys are the team to beat, and there are even some who are suggesting that they are a mortal lock to represent their conference in Super Bowl 51. It’s certainly tough to argue with that given how well the Cowboys are playing, but the Seattle Seahawks are quietly starting to edge their way back into the picture. They struggled in the earlier part of the season, with many reports suggesting that QB Russell Wilson was struggling with an ankle injury that was limiting his mobility. Anyone who know the way Wilson plays this game will understand how an issue like that could hamper his play. He looks healthy now, though, and the Seahawks are starting to roll. They will look to keep that going this weekend when the head into Tampa to face the Buccaneers as a 6.5-point betting odds favorite.

In Depth Analysis On The Week 12 NFL Betting Odds: Seahawks At Buccaneers

When: Sunday, November 27 at 4:05 PM EST
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
TV: FOX
Radio: KIRO and WFUS
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
NFL Odds: Seahawks -6 ½

 

 

Why bet on the Seattle Seahawks

As we mentioned at the start of this piece, the Seahawks seem to have found their feet now that Wilson has found full health. This is a team that has gone 5-1-1 in their last 7 games, and who have opened a very comfortable lead atop the NFC West. Seattle has always been incredibly tough to beat in their won building, and they are following a very similar trend this season, going 5-0 at home. At 2-2-1 on the road, though, they ca be a little vulnerable. Russell Wilson has been particularly good the last couple of weeks, and that has helped open up the running game, as defenses are now forced to focus on the QB. One thing to pay attention to here is that the Seattle Seahawks are just 2-4 ATS as a favorite this season.

Why bet on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a great young QB in Jameis Winston, and they have surrounded him with some nice weapons this season. It looks as though the moves they have made are starting to pay off, as this is a team that is startling to look more and more confident with each passing week. They are coming into this one on the heels of 2 straight wins, including an impressive victory on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend. This is a team that has played better on the road than at home, though, as they are 3 games under .500 at Raymond James, while being 4-1 away from home.

 

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Seahawks are a team that is really beginning to impress, and they look as though they are rounding into form just in time for the playoffs. I like them to get the win here, and to cover.

Seattle Seahawks 33 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24