|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFLThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Washington Redskins in Week 14. The Redskins have suspended Albert Haynesworth without pay for the last four games of the season after he lashed out at ‘haters’ in the industry.
Even by Albert Haynesworth standards, it was quite a day. A teammate called him out, essentially for being selfish. He was publicly summoned to the coach's office. A television report suggested he appeared "hung over" at practice last week.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to stay alive in the NFC playoff race as they take on the Washington Redskins. The Redskins appeared to have quit against the New York Giants, so it’s not looking good against the Giants. Things to watch out for when placing your NFL bets: After a 31-7 shellacking from the New York Giants in a game where they didn't appear to give much effort, how can you trust the Redskins in a game with no rivalry implications. The Buccaneers are 7-0 against teams with a sub .500 record. The Washington Redskins are 5-7, losers of four out of five. Do the math.
Sportsbook lists the Bucs as the minus 2 point favorites with the total over under at 41.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 0-5 against teams with a .500 record or better. The Redskins have beaten the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, and Philadelphia Eagles, two of which were on the road. Despite that, they're still 5-7.
The Redskins have a large list of questionable players. Ryan Torain, Carlos Rogers, Derrick Dockery, and LaRon Landry could miss this game along with their seven players on injured reserves. The Buccaneers could miss Aqib Talib, but that shouldn't be much against one of the NFL's worst receiving cores with a quarterback whose struggled in 2010.
The Buccaneers lead the turnover ratio battle at +9 to 0. The Redskins had six turnovers against the New York Giants Key stat of this match-up possibly. The Buccaneers 42% conversion rate is tied for seven in the NFL. The Redskins 29% is second worst only to the Arizona Cardinals.
Here are some of the teams below 36%: Cardinals, Redskins, Panthers, Broncos, Bears, 49ers, Raiders, and Titans. The Bears have been improving during their winning streak, so it shows you the importance of third down converting and extending the drives.