Free NFL Prediction: Buccaneers vs Redskins
Week 7 NFL betting sees the Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking on the Washington Redskins on Sunday October 25 at FedEx Field in Greater Landover, Maryland. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3) at Washington Redskins (2-4)
Date: Sunday October 25th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: FedEx Field – Greater Landover, Maryland
ATS Betting Lines: Washington Redskins -3.5
NFL Moneyline Odds: Redskins -175
NFL Betting Total: 43.5
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The 2-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to reach the .500 mark as they travel to the nation’s capitol to take on the Washington Redskins, a team that is very much alive in a weak NFC East division.
Kick off is set for 1:00 PM ET as Washington looks for some home comfort after an ugly road loss to the New York Jets in Week 6.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Don’t look now, but the Buccaneers have already matched their entire win total from last season.
And it’s only Week 7! Despite rookie quarterback Jameis Winston turning the ball over at an alarming rate, the Bucs have found some consistency through their ground game which is currently 9th-best in the NFL.
Tampa Bay is averaging 122 yards per game on the ground, which sets up for a nice matchup against a Redskins team that is allowing 4.6 yards per carry this season, good enough for 25th in the league.
The Bucs have averaged 162 rushing yards per game over their last two, and keeping the ball on the ground will help eliminate the turnovers from Winston.
Tampa Bay has also played much better on the road this year. The Bucs have only allowed 38 points and have forced four turnovers in two road games.
Now they’ll travel away from home fresh off of a bye, which could mean trouble for the turnover-prone Redskins.
The Redskins aren’t scaring anybody with Kirk Cousins as their quarterback, and their rushing attack has been a jumble of mediocrity thus far.
Washington ranks 28th in the NFL in points per game at just 19.5, and now the team faces a Tampa Bay squad that has kept home teams in check this year.
The Redskins’ defense has also been much improved at home by only allowing 15.6 points per game in three home games. Washington is also allowing only 223 yards per game through the air, which ranks top-10 in the NFL.
The biggest factor in this one, as it is for most Redskins games, is Kirk Cousins. It’s always a coin flip to see which Cousins will show up on Sundays. Through six games, Washington has a -2 turnover ratio, and Cousins has been a major reason why.
Cousins has thrown 6 touchdowns to 8 interceptions so far, and he must limit those if the Redskins want to leave with a victory on Sunday. The good news for Cousins and the Redskins is that only 2 of those 8 interceptions have come at home.
NFL Betting Trends:
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 road games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games.
- Tampa Bay is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 road games.
- Washington is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 home games.
- Tampa Bay is 4-20 SU in its last 24 games.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Under 43.5
This game has the potential to be extremely ugly with myriad turnovers from both sides. The Buccaneers play much better defense on the road, and they own one of the league’s best rushing attacks.
Washington is also great at controlling the time of possession and holds the ball for nearly 39 minutes per game at home, the best in the NFL by far.
With both teams possessing solid pass defenses, this game is sure to feature plenty of running which will milk the clock. Since both quarterbacks have struggled with turnovers this year, running the ball will also help to eliminate that problem.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 17 – Washington 16
This game could go either way in terms of who will actually win it, but it’s almost certain to be a low-scoring affair. Take the under in this one.
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