Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons NFL Predictions, 2010 NFL Picks & Vegas Odds: First place in the NFC South is at stake as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2) face the Atlanta Falcons (5-2) in Atlanta during week nine of the 2010 NFL picks season. Vegas odds makers have predicted the Falcons as -8½(-110) point NFL predictions favorites at home. On the year, Tampa has a 3-0 NFL picks record on the road while the Falcons are 3-0 at home so something has to give in this week 9 NFL predictions battle. The Bucs have had an edge in this NFL picks series in recent history but Atlanta has won the past three straight NFL predictions contests between the two teams.
Has there been any team more surprising than Tampa Bay? The Bucs have squeaked out two nail-biters the past two weeks, winning by a combined margin of four points. Though this team seems to be winning with smoke and mirrors sometimes, they have been careful with the ball, committing just six turnovers, with forcing 18 themselves. Josh Freeman has been solid at quarterback, and though the defense has been run on consistently all season, they have had their share of big plays.
Atlanta has used a combination of a power running attack and speed on the outside to beat opponents this NFL picks season. Michael Turner has returned to form at running back, gaining 587 yards with 3 touchdowns, and Matt Ryan has utilized the speed of Roddy White to stretch defenses. White has gained 747 receiving yards with 5 touchdowns. He had a huge NFL predictions result two weeks ago, gaining 201 yards receiving against the Bengals. The defense has been torched the past two games, giving-up 31 and 32 points but had been solid most of the season.
The Falcons should win this week 9 NFL picks8 contest since they are the more talented and experienced team and Vegas odds makers agree. The Bucs, though, have been keeping games close so look for Tampa to beat the Vegas spread but for the Falcons to come-out on top of this key divisional week 9 NFL predictions showdown.
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