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NFL Point Spread: Tampa Bay at Houston, Rams vs. Bengals

The NFL Week 14 preview of the odds and point spread on the games Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Houston Texans and St. Louis Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals.

NFL Point Spread: Tampa Bay at Houston, Rams vs. Bengals On Sunday the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-4) will pitch a bid for the playoffs when they visit the Houston Texans (5-7) for a Week 14 football matchup. These two teams met this year during the preseason and the Buccaneers won the game 31-24. The bookies are looking for a repeat of this game and at the online sportsbook Bodog Sports the point spread on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. the Houston Texans game is currently favoring Tampa -3 points with total at 40.5 points. The betting lines at Bookmaker are also favoring the Buccaneers with odds at -155 and the Texans will be underdog with betting line +135.

 Tampa Bay is sitting atop the NFC South Standings, but the major factor to influence the outcome of this game will be the injuries in both teams. Tampa's running backs B.J. Askew and Michael Pittman missed yesterday's practice and limited Thursday practice did wide receivers Joey Galloway and Ike Hilliard, as well as quarterback Jeff Garcia. At the Houston Texans camp quarterback Matt Schaub missed Thursday practice with shoulder injury and the running backs Ron Dayne and Ahman Green did a limited one. Keep in mind that Tampa Bay is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 games and Houston is 2-7 against the spread in its last 9 games.

 The game between the St. Louis Rams (3-9) and the Cincinnati Bengals (4-8) is offering slightly larger betting numbers. With both teams far away from any playoff hopes, the Week 14 matchup will be more preparation for the next season than anything else. Still, the Bengals are a big favorite, at Bodog Sports the point spread on the St. Louis Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals game is currently sitting at -7 points chalk the Bengals with the total listed at 47.5 points. The betting lines on this Week 14 game at Bookmaker are also making the Bengals big favorite with line -300 and the Rams will be yet again an underdog with money line +250. Betting trends indicate that St. Louis is 4-8 against the spread in its last 12 games and Cincinnati is 3-7-1 against the spread in its last 11 games.

 Published on 12/07/2007

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