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Falcons vs Buccaneers Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Week 5 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Oct 9)

Larry Rupp
Atlanta Falcons vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL Week 5 game.
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Falcons vs Buccaneers Week 5 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 5
Atlanta Falcons (2-2, 1-1 Away) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-2, 0-2 Home)
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Raymond James Stadium — Tampa, FL
Coverage: FOX

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will aim to avoid a dreaded 0-3 home record when they host the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5 NFL action. The Falcons are fresh off a come-from-behind 23-20 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. A strong rushing attack (35 carries, 202 yards) got the job done.

Meanwhile, the Buccaneers' defense failed time and time again to stop the Kansas City Chiefs from marching down the field in a 41-31 defeat in Week 4. It was quarterback Tom Brady's best game of the season, though. The veteran finished an efficient 39-of-52 with 385 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Falcons vs Buccaneers Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: ATL: (+370) | TB: (-500)
Spread: ATL: +10 (-110) | TB: -10 (-110)
Total: 46.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Updated (Sunday, Oct. 9, 9:40 a.m. EST): The Buccaneers enter this contest as a heavy home favorite on the moneyline and the spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's updated NFL odds, with the spread shifting from 8 to 10 points. This 1:00 p.m. ET clash also features one of the higher totals on the Week 5 slate at 46.5 points, which is down 2 points from earlier in the week.

Falcons vs Buccaneers Prediction & Pick

Seeing Brady and the Buccaneers drop three consecutive games to start their 2022 home slate and fall below the .500 mark overall would be shocking. That is what's on the line in Week 5, so look for head coach Todd Bowles to have his team ready to bounce back. Winning divisional matchups is key.

The Buccaneers have yet to lose to the Falcons with Brady at the helm, posting a 4-0 record over the last two seasons. Three of those four wins were by double-digits, too. They should have no trouble breaking this game open through the air as Atlanta allows 260.0 passing yards per game (No. 25 in NFL).

Final Score Prediction: Buccaneers: 31 | Falcons: 21

Falcons vs Buccaneers Betting Trends

- Atlanta is 7-2-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 10 away games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Atlanta's last five games.
- Tampa Bay is 5-1 straight up in its last six games against Atlanta.
- The total has hit the over in seven of Tampa Bay's last eight games against Atlanta.

Falcons vs Buccaneers Best Bet

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Tampa Bay finally got it going on offense last week as the returns of wide receivers Chris Godwin and Julio Jones made a huge difference. Combine the Bucs' improving health with the fact that Atlanta is averaging the eighth-most points in the NFL (25.8) and the over becomes an enticing option to back.

The over has hit in seven of the last eight head-to-head matchups between the Buccaneers and Falcons. It has also hit in three of Atlanta's four games this season. Both of these teams feature no shortage of offensive weapons, so look for touchdowns and field goals to be scored with ease.

Bet: Over 46.5 Points (-110)

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