Found December 27, 2011 on Odds Shark NFL Previews:
Jan 1, 4:15 PM | Turf of Georgia Dome Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons Odds 4-11TEAM RECORD9-6 Atlanta got walloped on Monday night by New Orleans and wraps up their season against a Tampa Bay team they have struggled against in recent years. The Bucs are 7-2 ATS the past 9 meetings with the Falcons, but they have struggled in season finales, going just 1-6 ATS past 7 seasons in Week 17. Atlanta is in the playoffs win or lose but would like to win and avoid the Saints in the first round. Tampa is just 1-7 ATS in its past 8 December games. read more

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