2021 NFL Wild Card Betting: Buccaneers vs. Washington Odds, Picks and Predictions
Sites for betting in the NFL favor the visiting team by nine points when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Washington Football Team play in an NFC Wild Card matchup in NFL action from FedEx Field on Saturday night.
According to the best online sportsbooks, The Bucs (11-5 SU, 9-7 ATS) are favorites by more than a touchdown. Even though they are playing on the road against a Washington team that won the NFC East with a losing record (7-9 SU, 8-7-1 ATS).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Football Team Odds by BetUs
|Buccaneers||-8½ (-101)||45 (-105)||-400|
|Washington||+8½ (-119)||45 (-115)||+317|
Betting Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs are road chalk per sites for betting in the NFL. It wasn’t always a walk in the park. But the Buccaneers ended up doing what most thought they would. They racked up 11 wins to reach the postseason for the first time since 2007.
Tampa Bay appears to be en fuego at the right time. They are riding a four-game winning streak into the weekend. Three of those wins came by double digits. There must be a lot of daily fantasy value on a team averaging more than 30 points per game.
Actually, not quite. Washington has held opponents to 20 or fewer points in seven straight games. They boast the league’s No. 2 pas defense with just 191.8 yards against per game. Tampa Bay players are usually priced up in DFS. They are worth a fade.
Betting Washington Football Team
The Skins are home dogs at sites for betting in the NFL. Washington stunned the world by winning the NFC East title. They did have a lot of help from the Eagles, though. This can only be described as one of the worst seasons from a single division in the history of the NFL.
But the team is chock full value for its playoff berth. They finished with wins in five of their last seven regular-season games. Four of those wins took place at FedExField. The major issue this weekend is scoring enough points to stay in the fight.
Washington finished the season ranked 25th in passing (216.6) and 26th in rushing yards per game (100.7). One can expect running back Antonio Gibson to face all sorts of difficulties against a Tampa Bay run defense that gave up a league-low 80.6 yards per game.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Football Team Pick
Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. And 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as a road fave. The over is 24-9 in their last 33 games on the road. Washington is 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall. And 4-1 ATS in their last five games as an underdog. The under is 9-1 in their last 10 games playing a team with a winning record. The underdog is 5-0-1 ATS in the last six meetings between these two teams.
We understand Tampa Bay as the favorite, riding on a four-game winning streak. As well as having a far better record than Washington. The Skins barely slipped by on the last day of the season. But Washington also won five of their past seven games to finish the season.
Moreover, the two teams since 2010 that made the playoffs with a record below .500 both won their wild card games straight-up. That happened when Seattle beat New Orleans in 2010 and Carolina bested an injury-laden Cardinals team in 2014.
It’s not sure whether Washington wins SU here. But we’re getting a free touchdown and more with Washington. This is a team that has just as much of a chance with their defense as Tampa Bay does with theirs. Take Washington and the points.