How To Bet On Buccaneers Broncos – Broncos Win Close Game At Home
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Denver Broncos – Sunday December 2, 2012 4:05PM EST
The football betting experts like to avoid getting too committal about teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because it is always hard to tell how long it will take the new pieces to fit together and become a successful team. While the Buccaneers are not quite playoff contenders yet, the team is much-improved over last season and has been offering stiff competition to opposing teams all season long. As the Bucs get ready to roll into Denver, there is still a lot of developing for the team to do. But, in the meantime, there is enough in Tampa to put a scare into Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
When Peyton Manning decided to join the Denver Broncos, it actually made sense to most of the sports betting experts. The Broncos had a good defense and one of the better special teams units in the league. All Denver would need to do is build the kind of offense that makes Peyton Manning feel comfortable. It took a few weeks for it all to come together, but the Broncos now have a balanced team that can compete for a Super Bowl. It was more than just the addition of Peyton Manning, but the turnaround for the Broncos started when Peyton Manning decided to join the team.
Why the Buccaneers Will Win
The biggest problem Tampa Bay will have in this game is adjusting to the thin air in Denver. The Bucs are used to playing at sea level, where everything is much different than being a mile up in the air. Most people are betting that the Bucs use a good mix of its young running game with its developing air attack. If the Tampa defense can take away Peyton Manning’s options, then the Buccaneers have a chance at winning this game.
Why the Broncos Will Win
As with any Peyton Manning team, the Broncos usually do not pull away from opponents until late in the third quarter. That means that Denver will probably let the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hang around for three quarters and take its shots into the endzone. The one thing that Denver always has going for it is that there are few quarterbacks that can win in a shootout like Peyton Manning. Manning is comfortable with the weapons he has on offense and he is now comfortable with the offensive game plan. All Denver needs to do to win is play its game.
The Bottom Line
The Buccaneers will stay close in this game probably until the very end. But Peyton Manning will start imposing his will on Tampa and that is when the tide will turn. This will be an extremely important game in the positive development of a young Tampa Bay Buccaneers team.
Pick: Denver Broncos