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NFL Playoff Games: Giants vs. Buccaneers point spread and line

The betting preview, including point spread and line, on the NFL playoffs wild card game New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

NFL Playoff Games: Giants vs. Buccaneers point spread and line With the betting previews of the NFL playoff wild card games on Saturday already completed, we turn to the Sunday NFC wild card playoff game between the New York Giants (10-6) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7). The Giants are coming from the now-famous NFC East division, placing three of the four teams in the NFL playoffs this season, and gave a really hard time to the Pats in the final week, although losing the game 38-35. Much had been said about Manning & Co. this week, but the odds makers remain doubtful about the future of the Giants in the playoffs. At the online sportsbook Bodog Sports, the point spread on the New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers wild card playoff game on Sunday is currently sitting at -3 points chalk the Buccaneers with the total expected at 39.5 points. Tampa Bay will be the line-favorite, listed with betting line at the bookie of -140 and the line on the Giants to win their wild card NFL playoff game is posted at underdog +120.

 The long list of injuries in the New York Giants roster is one of the reasons the Bucs are favorite to win tomorrow. At the Giants camp cornerbacks Sam Madison and Kevin Dockery are doubtful for the playoff game, also questionable are linebacker Kawika Mitchell and defensive end Dave Tollefson. Wide receivers Plaxico Burress and Sinorice Moss have been upgraded to probable for the NFL playoff game, as well as running back Ahmad Bradshaw and tight end Michael Matthews. Meanwhile at Tampa, only linebacker Cato June is doubtful for participation in this NFC playoff game. Where the Buccaneers get their edge, come their NFL playoff games, is the powerful defense. Both the Giants and the Buccaneers match very well offensively, Tampa Bay going 326.8 yards for 20.9 points per game, compared to the Giants with 331.4 yards for 23.3 points on average. But the Buccaneers will play on Sunday with the second ranked overall defense in the NFL, allowing only 278.4 yards for 16.9 points and the New York Giants allowing 305 yards for 21.9 points. Add to the mix a bunch of injuries and statistically the Buccaneers have the edge in the wild card playoff game on Sunday.

 The betting trends indicate that the Giants are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games, winning 10 of the last 14 games. The Giants are 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 games on the road, winning 5 out of 5. Tampa Bay has won 6 of the last 8 games and is 6-2 against the spread in its last 8 games at home. Keep in mind that the total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Giants. At Bodog Sports, the odds on the Giants to win the Super Bowl are sitting at 50/1 and the betting line on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win the 2008 Super Bowl is posted at 60/1.

 Published on 01/05/2008

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