Football Betting at – Falcons Back in Friendly Environs as They Take on Bucs

Football Betting at BetAnySports - Falcons Back in Friendly Environs as They Take on Bucs

The Atlanta Falcons kind of laid an egg last week when they were stopped short by the Cincinnati Bengals. They will try to get back on the winning tack as they play host to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in football betting action that is set to get underway at 8:25 PM ET at the Georgia Dome.

In losing 24-10 at Paul Brown Stadium last week, the Falcons, who were the team profiled by HBO’s Hard Knocks” series this season, experienced some hard knocks of their own, especially quarterback Matt Ryan, who was intercepted three times. But there is no mistaking the fact that this looks like a more dangerous offensive team, as the addition of Devin Hester brings one more speedy receiver into the mix. After going outdoors, which has not been part of a winning formula for this club (seven straight losses), they’re back at the dome, which was the setting for the comeback win over New Orleans in the first week.

Tampa Bay has not looked “in sync” in the first two games, as they lost to the Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams. Both of those teams were starting backups at the quarterback position. So after blowing those opportunities, they will line up against Ryan, who had 448 passing yards – more than anyone else has had in one game for this franchise – against the Saints.

In the football betting odds posted on this game at BetAnySports, the Falcons are solid favorites:

NFL Football betting odds Courtesy of BetAnySports USA Sportsbook

Atlanta Falcons -6.5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +6.5

Over 47 Points -110
Under 47 Points -110

There is going to be a lot of pressure on Tampa Bay cornerback Alterraun Verner, who is the Bucs’ key man in the Tampa Two defense, because he is generally be responsible for the Falcons’ best receiver, which at any given time could be either Julio Jones or Roddy White – most likely Jones, because White may be slowed with a bad hamstring. A key injury here for the Buccaneers is the absence of Gerald McCoy, who is reported to be out with a broken hand. McCoy, as many football bettors are aware, is one of the premier defensive linemen in the NFl, and can out some heat on the quarterback, even from an inside position.

BetAnySports live betting Sportsbooks customers know that the Falcons will be greatly helped with the return of left tackle Jake Matthews, who had to sit out the game in Cincinnati with an ankle injury. But they could use a boost in the running game, which has been a problem.

Josh McCown was brought aboard as a veteran presence who was supposed to give the Bucs the best chance to win right now, but so far McCown has looked a little more like the journeyman he was for many years until having a strong season with the Bears last year. He has thrown three interceptions already, which is two more than he had in last season’s stint with Chicago. It is likely that running back Doug martin is going to sit out another week, but Tampa Bay may not suffer a whole lot in that area because they are able to turn to Bobby Rainey (156 yards, 6 ypc). The potential is the for Tampa Bay to exploit holes in the Atlanta defense, which has permitted more yardage than anyone, and we’ll see whether tall receivers like Vincent Jackson and rookie Mike Evans are very troublesome for the Falcon secondary.

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CHARLES JAY grew up around the gaming business, was raised in the boxing business, and along the way has developed a colorful background through a wide range of experiences. Jay was a veteran of almost two decades actively in the boxing industry, as a writer, publicist, matchmaker, booking agent, manager, and promoter. He was engaged as editorial consultant for USA Network's "Tuesday Night Fights" for seven years, and also did some on-air work for USA. He also served as color commentator for, among others, Sunshine Network and Prime Network, and has called more than a dozen world championship fights for national and/or international television. He has been the host of numerous radio programs, including "Sportswatch with Charles Jay" on KDWN in Las Vegas, "Total Action" on WAXY 790 in Miami, and "Charles Jay's Winning Edge", syndicated into 55 markets by the American Radio Networks. For the past 20 years, he has been a professional sports handicapper, and as a consultant to the casino industry from 1993-95, helped to launch Casino Magic in Mississippi as a major venue for sports promotions. Also, he's been a casino/sports gaming columnist for a number of leading publications, including Sports Form, Casino Player, Card Player, and The Gambler. In the 2000's, he became widely known as one of the world's leading proponents and experts on the subject of boxing reform, having been asked to appear on numerous panels and speak at officials' seminars. He was the author of "Operation Cleanup" and "Operation Cleanup 2: Unfinished Business" - two critically-acclaimed e-books that represent arguably the most comprehensive and in-depth examination of boxing reform issues ever put into publication. In 2004 he published a third electronic book - "Body Shots: Outside the Ring and Inside the Game of Pro Boxing". In 2003 he was the recipient of the "Dignity" Award, in the category of "Best Sports Writer," as bestowed by the Retired Boxers Foundation.

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