NFL Week 9 Oakland Raiders v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Sat, 2012-11-03 11:55 -- TheFootballLines

The Oakland Raiders are slight home favorites for their week 9 match up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, current NFL Odds for Oakland are trading between -130 ($1.77) up to -125 ($1.80) while Tampa Bay are trading between +105 ($2.05) up to +114 ($2.14). The NFL lines for this game see an average point spread of Raiders -1 Buccaneers +1 although some sportsbooks are running a line of -/+2. The over under total opened the week at O/U45.5 and has moved out a point and a half to currently sit at O/U 47.

The 3-4 Raiders are coming off a 10 point win over the Chiefs last week. Other recent results for Oakland include a win over the Jaguars (26-23) and a a narrow loss to the undefeated Falcons (20-23). Oakland are averaging 19.86 points per game while allowing 26.71 for a differential of (-6.85). Against the closing point spread the Raiders are 3-4 (-$115) and they have a 4-3 over under record and $100 bets on the moneyline would have produced a loss of -$57.

The Buccaneers are 3-4 overall for the season, sporting a points differential of +4.43 having averaged 26.29 points per game on offense and conceding 21.86 on defense. Tampa Bay is coming off a big road win over the Vikings last week (36-17) as +210 ($3.10) underdogs. Josh Freeman made 19 completions from 36 attempts for 262 yards and 3 touchdowns while Doug Martin managed 214 total yards and 2 touchdowns. Betting results for Tampa Bay include a 5-2 (+$275) spread record, 5-2 over under record and +$19 profit against the odds.

NFL Betting History Oakland Raiders v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 9, 2012
Date Spread Odds Home Score V Score Away Odds Spread Total
12/28/08 -11 -540 (1.19) Buccaneers 24 V 31 Raiders 475 (5.75) 11 38.5

There is not a great deal of recent history between the Raiders and Buccaneers. Their last encounter was back in 2008 where the Raiders prevailed (31-24) as +475 ($5.75) +11 point road underdogs. The combined 55 points easily went over the closing total line of O/U38.5.

The Pick - Here at we like the value on offer in this game! We have made plays in both the money line odds and point spread markets. Check out our pick below or from one of our NFL Picks packages. Our current season results are here.'s Pick: 
We have taken Tampa Bay at +111 ($2.11) on the money line and +2.5 -112 ($1.893) against the spread. We make Tampa favorites here and see plenty of value in their current odds.