This Sunday, the Washington Redskins aim to bounce back from a bad loss to Atlanta at home with a 1 p.m. road game against another NFC South opponent. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been opened as slight two-point favorites for the 1 p.m. start on FOX. Elite-rated VietBet has set the total line for this game at 51.5 points.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3
Washington Redskins 51.5
The 5-3 Redskins’ precarious perch atop the NFC East could be in danger if they come out flat for the second week in a row. After getting caught up reading their own headlines during a recent three-game winning streak (straight-up and against the spread), they got waxed 38-14 by the Falcons as 1.5-point home favorites. The total in Sunday’s loss went OVER 47 points after staying UNDER VietBet’s closing line in Washington’s previous three contests.
Defense was the Redskins’ strong suit in that three-game run with a combined 47 points allowed. However, this side of the ball had a long day trying to contain Matt Ryan moving the ball downfield through the air. Washington’s quarterback Alex Smith threw for 306 yards and one touchdown in the losing effort with Adrian Peterson held to 17 yards rushing on nine carries in limited playing time.
The Buccaneers could be the most entertaining 3-5 team in the league both SU and ATS. They have a bad habit of digging themselves into early holes that have become far too difficult to climb out of. They gave Carolina a late run for its money in a 42-28 loss on Sunday as six-point road underdogs. The total went OVER VietBet’s 55.5-point line and it has gone OVER in seven of Tampa Bay’s first eight games.
Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston have each gotten a chance to run the offense with varying degrees of success. With the Bucs’ season slipping away in a very competitive NFC South, they will still go with Fitzpatrick this Sunday against the Redskins. Overall, Tampa Bay is ranked first in the NFL in passing yards and seventh in scoring with 28.6 points per game.
My first instinct in this matchup is to bet the OVER on VietBet’s total line, but there is a reason why Tampa Bay is a slight favorite. I went against Washington last Sunday and cashed in, so I will lay the two points and go with the Bucs SU and ATS this time around.
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