Buccaneers vs. 49ers NFL Week 14 Betting Lines

Buccaneers vs. 49ers NFL Week 14 Betting Lines

Written by on December 9, 2022

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will travel across the country to play the San Francisco 49ers for a NFC battle of division leaders at Levi Stadium. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers own the top spot in the NFC South with a 6-6 record; they enter this one coming off a dramatic comeback win over the NO Saints 17-16.

Meanwhile, the 49ers own the top spot in the NFC West with an 8-4 record; although they picked up a victory over the Dolphins last week 33-17, they lost their second starting quarterback to an ankle injury as Jimmy Garropolo is out for the rest of the NFL season.

Who will win this Sunday afternoon NFC showdown? Let’s take a closer look at the Buccaneers vs 49ers best betting picks.

How to Bet Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. San Francisco 49ers NFL Odds

Buccaneers Win in Dramatic Fashion 

The Buccaneers pulled out another dramatic, last-second win on Monday, beating the NO Saints in front of a nationwide audience in primetime.

The Buccaneers’ defense played a critical role in their victory over the Saints last week, logging two sacks and holding the Saints to 16 points en route to a 17-16 victory. With five minutes left and down by 13 points, the defense held strong for two three-and-outs that positioned the offense to win the game. 

When you’ve got Tom Brady, nothing else matters. Brady led back-to-back TD drives after the offense spent most of the NFL game sputtering. Overall, the offense has been their biggest weakness, as the unit is averaging just 340 yards and 18.1 points per game.

Although the offense has struggled, Brady continues to defy his old age. The veteran QB has 16 touchdowns to just three interceptions this year. Brady and the rest of the offense will have their biggest test when faceoff against the NFL’s best defense.

49ers Lose Second Starting Quarterback to Leg Injury

Winners of five straight, the 49ers are playing their best football right now, and last Sunday’s victory over a solid Dolphins team was a statement win, particularly with Purdy entering in relief of Garoppolo alarmingly early in the game. Kyle Shanahan impressively did his part to Purdy ready as “Mr. Irrelevant” threw two touchdowns in the victory.

While the offense will most certainly be something to watch in the game, the 49ers’ defense has been the catalyst to the success of this team. San Francisco’s defensive unit ranks number one in the league, holding opponents to 283.9 yards and 15.8 points per game.

The unit was able to hold off one of the league’s top offenses to only 17 points while picking up three sacks, three interceptions, and a fumble recovery. As good as Tom Brady is, he will have his hands full.

Betting Odds and Lines 

According to Mybookie, the San Francisco 49ers are currently 3.5-point spread (-110) favorites for this matchup.

In terms of the moneyline, the 49ers are -200 to get the win at home, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are +160 road underdogs to pick up the win. When it comes to the total, the Over/Under has been set at 37 points (-110).

Betting Pick

The Buccaneers have not played up to their super bowl standard up to this point, with a .500 record and a 3-8-1 ATS record. Meanwhile, despite losing Jimmy G, Brock Purdy led the 49ers to a convincing win over one of the AFC’s best. The 49ers are the all-around better team, as they have covered the spread in four of their last five matchups.

The Buccaneers have covered the spread just once in their last ten games, and they needed to mount an improbable comeback to defeat a Saints team that has just four wins on the year.

The 49ers’ defense will overwhelm Tom Brady and spoil his Norcal homecoming. Kyle Shanahan and Brock Purdy are on the same page in this one, and the 49ers dominate the Bucs.

  • Free Pick: 49ers -3.5 (-110)
 
 

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