The San Diego Chargers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, both clinging desperately to playoff hopes, will face each other today at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The two anxious squads will kick things off at 1:00pm ET, the contest will be televised on CBS. NFL Picks at BetUS.com have the Bucs listed as a -3.5 home favorite.
Chargers Breakdown: San Diego kept their slim playoff hopes alive last week with a miraculous come from behind 22-21 victory in Kansas City. The Chargers scored the go-ahead touchdown with less than a minute to play and hung on to win when the Chiefs missed a field goal in the final seconds. San Diego is now 6-8 and they play the AFC West leading Broncos in next weekend's season finale.
The Chargers are 2-5 on the road this season and averaging 22 points per game away from Qualcomm Stadium.
Buccaneers Breakdown: Should the playoffs start today, the Bucs would be the sixth seed in the NFC at 9-5. However, despite there being just two weeks left in the season, there are a number of developments that could leave them home this post-season, should they not take care of business. Tampa Bay has not exactly done that the past two weeks, dropping road games to both Carolina and Atlanta.
The Bucs will finish out the season at home, where they are currently 6-0 and holding teams to just 12.7 points per game.
NFL Picks Betting Trend: The Under is 8-2 in Tampa Bay's last 10 games as a home favorite.
Chargers +3.5 (-110), Over 42.5 (-110), +155 (Money line)
Buccaneers -3.5 (-110), Under 42.5 (-110), -175 (Money line)
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