Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Indianapolis Colts Week 12 betting preview
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Indianapolis Colts Week 12 betting preview

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3) face the Indianapolis Colts (6-5) at Lucas Oil Stadium for Week 12 of the NFL. Let's take a look at the betting lines for Sunday's matchup.The Buccaneers started the week as 2.5-point favorites but the spread has since moved to 3.0, leaving the Buccaneers at -159 and Colts at +140.The total points line is set at 53.0, with OVER at -110 and UNDER at -110.

  • The Buccaneers have a 4-6-0 ATS record this season, while the Colts hold a record of 7-4-0.
  • The Buccaneers have a 5-5-0 O/U record this season (meaning five games have gone over the total points line and five have gone under). The Colts have a 7-4-0 O/U record.

Points on the board

  • The Buccaneers are averaging 30.9 points per game this season (1st in the league). Comparatively, the Colts are averaging 28.1 (5th).
  • Defensively, the Buccaneers are giving up 22.2 points per game this season (T11th in the league), while the Colts are giving up an average of 22.3 points (13th).

Moving the chains

  • With an average of 406.0, the Buccaneers rank 2nd in the league for total yards per game. Comparatively, the Colts rank 11th with 364.0 yards per game.
  • In terms of yards allowed, the Buccaneers are giving up 322.1 per game this season (8th in the league), outperforming the Colts, who are giving up an average of 358.8 (19th).

Ascendency in the air

  • The Buccaneers have recorded 314.8 passing yards per game this season (1st in the league). Comparatively, the Colts' defense has given up 247.2 passing yards per game (18th).
  • Meanwhile, the Colts have recorded 216.1 passing yards per game this season (23rd in the league), while the Buccaneers' defense has given up 243.7 passing yards per game (17th).

Advantage on the ground

  • Looking at the ground game, the Buccaneers have recorded 91.2 rushing yards per game this season (26th in the league). Conversely, the Colts are giving up 111.6 rushing yards per game (T15th).
  • On the other hand, the Colts have recorded an impressive 147.9 rushing yards per game this season (4th in the league), although the Buccaneers have been effective at stopping the run, conceding just 78.4 yards per game (1st).

Protecting the ball

  • Looking at their ability to force turnovers, the Buccaneers have recorded 18 total takeaways this season (7th in the league), while the Colts have recorded 25 (1st).
  • On offense, the Buccaneers have recorded 13 total giveaways this season (T14th in the league), while the Colts have recorded 10 (T5th).

First to Score

The Buccaneers are -130 to score first, while the Colts are +100.

  • The Buccaneers have scored first in seven of their 10 games this season.
  • The Colts have scored first in seven of their 11 games.

Which team will score the first touchdown?

  • The Buccaneers have recorded the first touchdown in seven of their 10 games this season.
  • The Colts have┬árecorded the first touchdown in seven of their 11 games.

First Scoring Play

Tampa Bay Touchdown 6 / 10 +155

Tampa Bay Field Goal 1 / 10 +450

Tampa Bay Safety 0 / 10 +8000

Indianapolis Touchdown 5 / 11 +265

Indianapolis Field Goal 2 / 11 +310

Indianapolis Safety 0 / 11 +9000

Which team will get a quick start?

The Buccaneers are -155 to be the first team to reach 10 points, while the Colts are +125.

  • The Buccaneers have been the first to score 10 points in six of their 10 games this season.
  • The Colts have been the first to score 10 points in seven of their 11 games this season.

First Quarter Moneyline

The Buccaneers are favored in the 1st Quarter Moneyline market, currently at -141, while the Colts are -121.

  • The Buccaneers have a 5-2-3 first quarter W/L/T record this season, while the Colts hold a record of 5-5-1.

Last Time They Met

The Buccaneers recorded a 38-35 victory over the Colts at Raymond James Stadium when these teams last met in Week 14, 2019.

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