Among the notable Week 10 NFL betting matchups in Sunday’s early window is a rematch from last year’s NFC Wild Card Playoffs. The defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers will look to topple the Washington Football Team on their home field once again when the two teams meet this weekend. Interestingly, both teams enter this game fresh off of a bye week. The NFL betting odds give a decisive edge to the visitors ahead of this Buccaneers vs Washington tilt.
Buccaneers vs Washington Week 10 NFL Betting Preview
NFL Regular Season — Week 10
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-2, 2-2 Away) vs. Washington Football Team (2-6, 1-3 Home)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. EST
Venue: FedExField — Landover, MD
Coverage: Click here for the stream
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview
When we last saw the Buccaneers in action before their Week 9 bye, they fell victim to one Trevor Siemian and the New Orleans Saints. Although that loss certainly hurt Tampa’s case within the NFC South Division, they emerge from their week off a full game clear after the Saints lost last Sunday. Tom Brady continued his season of massive stat lines against New Orleans with 375 yards passing and four touchdowns. However, the Saints’ ability to generate pressure did lead to Brady tossing a pair of interceptions as well. He also got next to no help from the run game two weeks ago. Expect another pass-heavy approach on Sunday against Washington.
While it does appear that Antonio Brown will be able to return to the lineup for this week’s NFL betting matchup, the Buccaneers might be without another one of Brady’s top weapons in fellow wideout Chris Godwin. Godwin had a massive 140-yard receiving game against the Saints. His absence will be sorely felt if the foot injury does in fact force him to miss time. The Bucs come in ranked ninth in adjusted defensive efficiency on the season according to Football Outsiders. Expect the stacked front seven to have a major upper hand against an overmatched Washington offensive line.
Washington Football Team Preview
After winning the NFC East despite finishing with a losing record last season, it doesn’t appear that Washington has gotten any better. Of course, they did lose their starting quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, right away in Week 1. While Taylor Heinicke is arguably the best backup in the NFL, it did change the outlook of things offensively. Adding to the Football Team’s issues is one of the worst offensive lines in football. Heinicke was sacked five times two weeks ago in a road loss to the Denver Broncos. He was pressured much more than that and wound up throwing a pair of INTs in the NFL betting loss.
Another problem caused by the poor offensive line play has been the lack of a consistent run game. Antonio Gibson has let numerous fantasy football managers down this season as a result. It’s hard to envision Washington generating much of a rushing attack on Sunday against the Bucs’ stout front seven. The onus will be on wideout Terry McLaurin and the returning Curtis Samuel to make plays against the vulnerable Tampa secondary. While the Football Team has been starting to play better defense of their own prior to last week’s bye, they still rank 31st in adjusted efficiency against the pass. That’s just begging for trouble in this NFL betting matchup against Tom Brady.
Buccaneers vs Washington Odds and Spread
Moneyline: TB: (-450) | WAS: (+350)
Spread: TB: -9.5 (-110) | WAS: +9.5 (-110)
Total: 51.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting via Action Network: TB: (82%) | WAS: (18%)
Buccaneers vs Washington NFL Betting Trends
- Buccaneers are just 2-4 ATS in their last six games.
- Football Team is only 1-7 ATS in their last eight games.
- Buccaneers are 0-5 ATS in their last five games against NFC East Division opponents.
- Football Team is 1-6 straight up in their last seven home games.
- The total has gone under in four of the last six Buccaneers vs Football Team head-to-head matchups played in Washington.
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Buccaneers vs Washington Stats
- Tampa Bay is averaging 32.5 points per game (PPG) this season (No. 1 in the NFL).
- Tampa Bay is surrendering 22.9 PPG this season (No. 13 in the NFL).
- Washington is averaging 19.5 PPG this season (No. 25 in the NFL).
- Washington is surrendering 28.4 PPG this season (No. 29 in the NFL).
Buccaneers vs Washington Prediction
This Buccaneers vs Washington NFL betting prediction uses NumberFire’s game projections. They give Tampa Bay a 73.3% chance to win this Week 10 matchup.