Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Pick Prediction NFL Pro Football Odds Preview 9-11-2016

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the road to open a new season as they meet the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL pro football game set for Sunday.

Start Time: 1PM ET

Location: Atlanta


NFL Point Spread Odds: Atlanta -3 points

Money Line: Falcons -160 odds and Buccaneers +140 odds

Over Under Total: 47 1/2 points

Notes: Tampa Bay swept both meetings with the Atlanta Falcons last week including the 23-20 overtime road victory on the road. Tampa Bay failed to make the playoffs in 2015 and relieved Lovie Smith as head coach. Former offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter takes over as head coach of the program. Jameis Winston has shown great potential as the starting quarterback. In his rookie campaign Winston completed 58% of his throws for 4042 yards with 22 touchdowns and 15 picks. Mike James and Doug Martin will be in the backfield. Out wide are Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. Tampa Bay finished as the fifth rated offense in the NFL as the tam averaged 375 yards per game.

Atlanta also failed to make the post season a season ago. Matt Ryan returns as the starting quarterback after a 2015 campaign that saw him complete 66.3% of his passes for 4591 yards with only 21 touchdowns and 16 picks. Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman are his running backs. The main target in the passing game is Julio Jones. The Falcons were seventh in the league in offense by averaging 374 yards per game but struggled in the red zone.