Atlanta Falcons vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lines Analysis for Week 5 of the 2022 NFL Season

Atlanta Falcons vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lines Analysis for Week 5 of the 2022 NFL Season

Written by on October 6, 2022

At 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons (2-2) will travel to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers (2-2). The Falcons evened their record in Week 4 by defeating the Cleveland Browns at home 23-20 after losing their first two games of the season. Tampa Bay had experienced a difficult week in which they fell to the Kansas City Chiefs 41-31. Let’s take a look at both teams and how they stack up against each other so you can bet against their NFL Odds.

NFL Week 5 Betting Preview for Atlanta Flacons at Tampa Bay

Atlanta Betting Preview: Falcons Look To Take Over NFC South Lead With Win

The Falcons are having their best start since going 3-1 and winning a playoff game under head coach Dan Quinn in 2017. Atlanta will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday with a two-game winning streak and the opportunity to take over first place in the NFC South with a victory.

Despite the 2-2 start, Marcus Mariotta has struggled, and Sunday’s performance was among his worst of the year, with only 139 throwing yards and an interception recorded for the former No. 2 overall choice. Drake London had the fewest yards in his brief NFL career, while Kyle Pitts continues to not see much action. Despite having some injuries, the Falcons are still scoring over 25 points and gaining over 350 yards every game.

In their 23-20 victory over the Browns last week, the Atlanta Falcons defense registered one sack, one forced fumble, and one interception. Atlanta had one of their better weeks with two turnovers, but they still rank in the bottom of the league with over 380 yards and 25 points allowed per game. Against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in Week 5, they will likely face their toughest test to date.

Tampa Bay Betting Preview: Buccaneers Look to Rebound and Take Back Control of First Place

After losing to the Kansas City Chiefs 41-31 at home on Sunday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers record fell to .500. Even though the defense was unable to maintain the strong play it showed for the majority of the first three games, the offense had their best performance of the season. Mike Evans led the team with 103 yards on eight receptions, including two of Brady’s touchdown passes, while Brady threw for 385 yards and three scores with no interceptions.

This season, the Bucs’ defense has been outstanding; prior to this week, they had not given up more than 14 points. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City offense scored 28 points in the first half, and the Bucs only managed to force one turnover. Given that Tampa Bay still has one of the best rush defenses, the defense should be able to bounce back against the Falcons and possibly force Atlanta to pass on their ball-hawking secondary, which has already induced six interceptions in just four games.

Betting Odds and Lines 

Despite winning their last two contests, the Atlanta Falcons hit the road a -9 (-110) spread and +340 underdogs. After two straight losses, the Buccaneers are favored by 9 (-110) points on the spread and are -425 betting favorites, according to Mybookie. The Over/Under is settling in at 48.

Free Betting Pick

Since they are still unbeaten (4-0) against the spread this season, the Atlanta Falcons are now considered spread darlings as a result of their victory last week. This week, they’ll travel to Tampa Bay to take on a squad that is coming off back-to-back defeats.

Despite having a strong record on paper, the Buccaneers are 0-2 ATS and have an 0-2 record straight-up record at home this season. Tom Brady is Tampa Bay’s offensive leader, and the Buccaneers have struggled averaging just a little bit more than 20 points a game.

Atlanta scores more than 25 points per game on average and has yet to fail covering the spread this season. As the Buccaneers are on the downhill slope, confidently seize that opportunity and take the Atlanta Falcons.

MyBookie Free Pick: Atlanta Falcons +9 (-110)

 
 

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