Updated betting odds for Cowboys Vs Bucs NFL Week 1 wagering. The 2021 NFL season kicks off with a matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football. The game will be played at Raymond James Stadium and it is scheduled to begin at 8:20 PM. ET.
Dallas Cowboys Analysis:
The Cowboys enter the season with high expectations. However, they didn’t look good during the preseason, losing all four of their games. The good news for them is quarterback Dak Prescott, who did not play a snap in the preseason, is expected to be back under center, which improves their odds of winning this game.
Prescott played well in five games last season. Completing 68 percent of his passes for 1,856 yards, nine touchdowns, and four interceptions. Ezekiel Elliott led the team with 979 rushing yards and six touchdowns, while Amari Cooper led the team with 1,114 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
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Dallas struggled defensively last season, giving up 29.6 points per game. They will need to do a better job n that end if they want to make the playoffs this season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Analysis:
The Buccaneers won the Super Bowl in Tom Brady’s first season with the team. Making them the first team to host and win the Super Bowl on their field. They brought back all their starters from last season. View the latest bonuses at these top NFL sportsbooks for Super Bowl 2022. Also, are hoping to repeat as champions this year.
Tampa Bay played well offensively last season, averaging 24.7 points per game. They threw for 260.1 yards and rushed for 111.8 yards per game.
Brady completed 65.7 percent of his passes for 4,633 yards, 40 touchdowns. Also, 12 interceptions. Ronald Jones II led the team with 978 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, while Mike Evans led the team with 1,006 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.
Tampa Bay also played well defensively, giving up 22.2 points per game. They will need to keep playing well if they want to win this game.
Odds and Predictions NFL Week 1
The Buccaneers are favored to win this game by 7.5 points. The over/under on total points scored is 50.5.
The Cowboys didn’t play well last season and Prescott will be seeing his first action in a very long time, so expect him to be erratic in this game. The Buccaneers are returning all their starters on defense, so expect them to bring constant pressure and try to force Prescott to make mistakes. Dallas also struggled defensively and will have a hard time slowing down Brady and the Bucs offense, so go with the Buccaneers to cover and the under in this game.