This NFL game will kick off from San Francisco at 4:15PM Eastern Time and FOX provides the television coverage.
Our free pick is playing on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3 ½ points against the San Francisco 49ers.
Tampa Bay has been a very hard trying team this season as they travel to the west coast winners of three of their past four games.
Running back LeGarrette Blount has added a much needed dimension to this Buccaneers offensive attack as his threat of the run has set nice gains downfield in the passing game.
Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman has been making solid decisions and has avoided the mistakes he has suffered last season. He has greatly improved and his ability to keep plays alive with his feet certainly has helped.
Freeman has two good solid weapons in the passing game in Kellen Winslow and Mike Williams that have produced big plays for this team both home and away.
Tampa Bay is 3-1 on the road and has covered every road game this season.
San Francisco was terrible on third down last week and the 49ers defense runs a great risk of being on the field a long time on Sunday with the Buccaneers balanced offensive attack.
The 49ers were lucky to be playing a Rams team last week that lacked enough offensive weapons to exploit San Francisco’s ineptness on the offensive end.
Ball control by the Buccaneers will lead them to a cover in this game as they will be running against a tired 49ers defense by the fourth quarter.
Bet Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3.5 points.