BREAKING NEWS: BUCCANNEERS VS. DOLPHINS WILL NOT BE PLAYED IN MIAMI DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA. THE NFL WILL CONTINUE TO EXAMINE OTHER OPTIONS, INCLUDING PLAYING THIS GAME THIS SUNDAY AT A NEUTRAL SITE OR IN MIAMI LATER THIS SEASON. (Tuesday 4:50pm ET)
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(0-0) Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Miami Dolphins (0-0)
Date: Sunday, September 10th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Week 1 ATS Betting Lines: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -2.5
NFL Week 1 Moneyline Odds: OFF
Week 1 NFL Betting Total: 45
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The NFL season is finally here!
The first Sunday of regular season football is almost upon us, and one of the first game to kick off takes place at Hard Rock Stadium between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins.
This is the first meeting between the two teams since 2015 when the Buccaneers won by a final score of 22-17.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a popular pick to be a team that has a lot of success this season.
After finishing with a 9-7 record last year and just missing the playoffs they feel like they will be on to bigger and better things this year.
The Buccaneers strength is on the offensive side of the ball. Jameis Winston is a budding superstar and he has all kinds of weapons to throw too. They added DeSean Jackson and O.J. Howard to go along with Mike Evans and that is the match up they need to exploit that.
The Buccaneers will be without running back Doug Martin who is suspended for this game. Jacquizz Rodgers will be the feature back in this game, but the real focus off the offense will be the ride receivers.
Last year the Buccaneers defense was middle of the pack, and they didn’t do anything to really improve it. In this game the defense needs to be aggressive though.
Jay Cutler will make mistakes if you force him too, so the defense really needs to try and force them to make mistakes.
The defense doesn’t need to be great in this game, but they can’t let Cutler just run around and do whatever he wants on offense.
The big question for the Miami Dolphins this year is if they were just a one hit wonder, or if their playoff appearance was for real last year, and they can build off that this year.
The Dolphins were thrown a big curve ball though during training camp when Ryan Tannehill suffered a significant knee injury and was lost for the season.
They brought in Jay Cuter to take over for him who had retired after struggling last year, but there is hope for him. His best seasons were when Adam Gase was his offensive coordinator.
Even with Cutler at quarterback the focal point of this offense will be the running back though. Jay Ajayi had a breakout year last year and will look to build on that this year.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Dolphins really struggled last year, but they feel like they can be much better this year.
Cameron Wake will be fully healthy this year, and that is going to be a huge boost for the Dolphins. Their first round pick was also on the defensive side of the ball.
Charles Harris will be expected to step in early, and he is going to need to be good to help the defense take that step forward.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-2 in TB last 9 games as a road favorite.
- TB are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games in September.
- TB are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Under is 8-2 in MIA last 10 games in Week 1.
- Over is 6-2 in MIA last 8 games on grass.
- Over is 13-5 in MIA last 18 games in September.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Bucaneers -2.5
Jay Cutler seems to make mistakes at the worst possible time, and I think that will be the case again in this game.
NFL Free Week 1 Score Prediction: Buccaneers 23 – Dolphins 20
I think the game will be close in the fourth quarter but Jay Cutler will have a terrible turnover and that will lead to the Buccaneers winning the game, and covering the spread.
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