Dallas Cowboys vs Tampa Bay Bucaneers Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 11 (9/11) NFL
- Sep 9, 2022, 5:34:02 AM
|Time||8:20 p.m. EST|
|Bucaneers money line||-140|
|Bucaneers spread||-2.5 (-115)|
|Cowboys money line||+120|
|Cowboys spread||+2.5 (-115)|
|Over / under||50|
2022 season stats
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The Dallas Cowboys opens the 2022 regular season at home and will host the Tampa Bay Bucaneers on Sunday Night Football. These teams faced twice each other last season where the Bucaneers beat the Cowboys 31-29 in Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Bucaneers
The Bucaneers had a good season last year ending with a 13-4 record making it to the playoffs but lost against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Divisional Round. This team is the second best favorite to win the Super Bowl this year.
Offensively, the team averaged 30.1 points per game recording 5,229 passing yards and 1,672 rushing yards. This offense is leaded by the MVP and best quarterback ever in the NFL Tom Brady who was #1 last season in passing yards with 5,316 yds, 43 touchdowns and 12 interceptions with a 67.5% in passes completed ranking 2nd in QBR. Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski are no longer with the team but they still have Chris Goodwin, Mike Evans and now will count with the veteran Julio Jones. Fournette is still the best arm by ground of the Bucs.
Defensively, the team ranked #11 in the NFL allowing an average of 20.8 points per game last season. Linebackers Lavonte David and Devin White are dependable at stopping big runs, and David in particular is one of the best pass coverage linebackers in the game.
The Cowboys made it to the playoffs last season as they ended up with a 12-5 record and 5-3 at home. They lost in the playoffs first round against the San Francisco 49ers. They actually played against the Bucs in week 1 last season in Tampa where the Bucs beat them 31-29.
Offensively, this team ranked #1 in the NFL and averaged 31.2 points per game, recording 4,800 passing yards and 2,119 rushing yards last season. Quarterback Dak Prescott led the offense with 4,449 yards, 37 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Unfortunately, they lost 2 of their top receivers in Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson Jr so Prescott's best arm will be CeeDee Lamb who had 1,102 yards last season, and of course one of the best running backs in the league Ezekiel Elliot who had 1,002 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns last season.
Defensively, they allowed an average of 21.1 points per game last season ranking #5 in the league and it looks like they'll be again one of the best this year.
Tampa Bay are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games against Dallas.
Tampa Bay are 14-3 SU in their last 17 games on the road.
Tampa Bay are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas.
Dallas are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas' last 6 games against Tampa Bay.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Dallas' last 19 games at home.
These will be two of the best offensive teams in the league but also they have tough defenses and one thing that can change the course of this game is if Chris Goodwin plays or not. Last year the Bucs beat the Cowboys at home by 2 points but they'll now play in Dallas where the Cowboys are 5-0 in the last 5 against them. It's always hard to bet against Tom Brady but if he doesn't count with one of his best arms I'll definitely take the Cowboys to cover but, if Goodwin plays I'll change my mind. For now it's the Cowboys.
PICK: Cowboys +2.5 (-115)
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