For a while now, there has been some chatter that the NFL would consider expanding its borders beyond the US. We have seen games in Mexico, as well as frequent games in London, England. This weekend, the NFL will take its show on the road to Germany, with the Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers set to duke it out. Both of these teams are at the top of their respective divisions, but you have to say that one of them has been a good deal better than the other. While the Seahawks are thriving with Geno Smith under center, the Buccaneers have been struggling and are atop their division despite being a game under .500. Despite all of that, it is actually the Buccaneers that the bookies have as a modest 2 ½ point favorite for this one. The point total has been set at 44 ½. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming match between Seahawks and Buccaneers, so you can bet against their NFL Betting Odds.
NFL Week 10 Betting Preview: Seahawks versus Buccaneers Analysis
Seattle vs Tampa Bay Match Info
- When: Sunday, Nov 13 at 9:30 AM EST
- Where: Allianz Stadium, Munich
- TV: NFL Network
Why bet on the Seattle Seahawks
Let’s be honest for a moment when assessing the Seattle Seahawks. During the offseason, they shipped out Russell Wilson to Denver and decided to roll the dice with Geno Smith at QB. It did not look like the best decision ever made, but the Seahawks have surprised an awful lot of people by going 6-3 in the first half of the season. That record has them sitting atop the NFC West with a 2-game lead on the San Francisco 49ers. This, though, is going to be a challenge, as is always the case when teams head overseas in the middle of the season. From a betting perspective, the Seahawks have been a very solid pick, covering the spread in 5 of their last 6 games, although they have covered just once in their last 5 versus the Bucs. They have seen 5 of their last 6 games away from home fall UNDER the point total.
Why bet on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
It has been a rather strange few months for the Buccaneers, changing head coach, and then having Tom Brady retire and return, only to disappear from training camp for personal reasons. All of it seems to have had an effect on the entire team, as this Buccaneers group does not look to be at their best. Yes, they have the lead in the NFC North, but a 4-5 record is not what we expected from them at this stage of the season. They have been an absolutely horrible bet all around, including going just 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games. In terms of the point total, the UNDER has hit in each of their last 6 conference games, with the same outcome occurring in 8 of their last 11 games versus the Seattle Seahawks.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
These international games are always a little tricky to handicap, but we often tend to see low scoring affairs. That, as well as the trends for both teams, has me very much looking at the UNDER in this one. I also think Seattle might do enough to win and cover, but that is more of a risky bet.
NFL Betting Pick: Seattle Seahawks 20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17