Chargers Buccaneers Betting Tips – Bucs Stay in Playoff Hunt With Win
San Diego Chargers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Sunday November 11, 2012 1:00PM EST
The sportsbook experts are keeping a close eye on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to see what kind of sustained improvement the team will show as the second half of the season rolls along. The Bucs signed some pretty high profile and expensive free agents in the offseason, including wide receiver Vincent Jackson. While no one expect Tampa Bay to be back in the Super Bowl overnight, there are some higher expectations among Buccaneers’ fans for the coming season. So far, the Bucs have looked like an improved team and it looks like Tampa could be challenging for a playoff spot by the end of the season.
The online sports betting experts were not quite sure what to expect from the San Diego Chargers this season, but most people knew that head coach Norv Turner’s job would be on the line this season. After a decent start to the season, the Chargers ran into a little trouble and finished the first half of the year with a 4-4 record. The Denver Broncos have started to run away with the AFC West a little bit, and the Chargers are the only team with a realistic chance of catching the Broncos. But San Diego has shown that it is having problems this year with winning teams and teams that have built momentum. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are definitely a team that is building momentum.
Why the Buccaneers Will Win
The Buccaneers have discovered a running game and a pass rush among all of the talent that the team has. Rookie running back Doug Martin has stepped in to take over for the injured LeGarrette Blount, and Martin looks like he has no intention on giving back the starting job. The betting sites figured that quarterback Josh Freeman and the Buccaneers offense would need a running game to be successful, and that is exactly what the team has discovered. That will be the big difference in this game.
Why the Chargers Will Win
The Chargers also have an effective running game that features running back Ryan Mathews, but the Chargers still make a lot of mistakes on offense and defense. As in past years, the Chargers are plagued by bad penalties and dumb mistakes. If the Chargers can just execute a game plan without giving the other team a chance to win, then San Diego could be a dangerous team this season.
The Bottom Line
The San Diego Chargers have shown that, once again, the team is way too inconsistent to be a real playoff contender. A lot of the on-field discipline issues point right back at the head coach. The Buccaneers are looking to make an impact this year after falling on its collective face last season. Look for Tampa to dominate this game early and never let it go.
Pick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers