Cowboys vs Buccaneers Prediction & NFL Odds for Wild Card Weekend
Check out our free Cowboys vs Buccaneers prediction for this Wild Card Weekend game in Tampa Bay. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.
Cowboys vs Buccaneers Prediction & NFL Odds for Wild Card Wekend
On Monday, January 16th, the Dallas Cowboys travel to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. The two NFC teams will kick things off at 8:15 PM ET, and will be televised on ABC.
Heading into Monday’s game, the odds suggest this will be a close matchup. Will Dallas pull off the win as a slight road favorite? Or, will Tampa Bay take care of business at home? Keep reading to USA Wager’s Cowboys vs Buccaneers prediction.
- Spread: DAL -2.5 | TB +2.5
- MoneyLine: DAL -150 | TB +126
- Total: 45.5
Cowboys vs Buccaneers Prediction: Spread
Heading into this playoff contest vs Tampa Bay, the Cowboys have an overall record of 12-5. This includes going 8-4 in the NFC. On the season, Dallas has one of the better scoring margins in the NFL, ranking 5th with an average differential of 7.35 points. So far, the Cowboys have been favored in 12 of their 17 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -8.
When looking at their past 5 road matchups, Dallas has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 27.0 per game. The team went 2-3-0 overall in these games. In their last 5 games as the betting favorite, the Cowboys have a straight up record of 3-2 and an ATS mark of 2-3.
Heading into this playoff contest vs Dallas, the Buccaneers have an overall record of 8-9. This includes going 8-4 in the NFC. With this record, the team is in the bottom half of the league in point differential. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -2.65 points per game. So far, the Buccaneers have been favored in 3 of their 17 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 4.
Across their last 5 home contests, Tampa Bay has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 21.4 points per game. Over the last 5 games as the betting favorite, the Buccaneers have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread.
In this matchup between the Cowboys and Buccaneers, we see the best bet being to take Dallas to come away with the win and cover the spread. This season, the team has ran the ball well and we see this continuing in week 1.
Free Spread Prediction: Dallas Cowboys -2.5
Cowboys vs Buccaneers Prediction: Total
Heading into this week’s matchup, the Cowboys have an over-under record of 9-8. For the season, Dallas has been one of the top performing offenses averaging 27.47 points per contest. In addition, the team has been tough on the other side of the ball, ranking 5th in points allowed. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Buccaneers have an over-under record of 6-11. On the season, Tampa Bay is ranked just 25th in points per game at 18.41. Defensively, the team comes in closer to the league average, allowing 21.06 points per contest.
If looking to place a wager on the over-under, our projections see this game finishing with a total of 55 points, making the over the best bet.
Free Total Prediction: Over 45.5
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