The Washington Redskins are easily the worst first-place team in the NFL. Want proof? The Skins, atop the NFC East at 5-3, are NFL odds underdogs for Sunday’s game at NFC South cellar-dweller Tampa Bay even though the Bucs are 3-5.
Redskins vs Buccaneers NFL Week 10 Lines & Pick
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- When: Sunday, 1 PM ET
- Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
- TV: Fox
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL League Pass
- NFL Week 10 Betting Lines: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -2.5 (51.5)
- Mostly Cloudy: 27°C/80°F
- Humidity: 64%
- Precipitation: 15%
- Cloud Cover: 61%
- Wind: 5 mph NE
- Stadium Type: Open
Last MeetingIn 2015, the Bucs won 31-30 at Washington. The Skins were down 24-0 in the second quarter. But Kirk Cousins completed three second-half TDs, including the go-ahead score to Jordan Reed with 24 seconds left, and the Redskins came back to stun the Bucs for the largest comeback in franchise history. Cousins finished 33 for 40 for 317 yards, the trio of scores and zero interceptions. He also ran for an 8-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Cousins is now in Minnesota. Jameis Winston was 21 for 29 for 297 yards and two first-half touchdowns for Tampa.The Redskins and Buccaneers are 10-10 all-time against one another in regular season play.
Why Bet on Washington?The Skins were pounded 38-14 at home by Atlanta on Sunday. Matt Ryan torched the Skins, completing 26 of 38 passes for 350 yards and four touchdowns. Alex Smith completed 30-of-46 passes for 306 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The Redskins fell behind the Falcons and couldn’t stop the run, so Smith dropped back to pass 49 times with three sacks taken. Adrian Peterson managed 17 yards on nine carries and caught 3-of-3 targets for 16 yards. Peterson’s best run of the game was negated by a penalty.The Skins were destroyed by injuries in the game. The team has placed WR Paul Richardson on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season. Richardson needs surgery to repair an injured AC joint. It ends a disappointing first Redskins campaign for the $40 million free agents. Richardson caught just 20 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns in seven games.Left guard Shawn Lauvao and right guard Brandon Scherff were also placed on IR. They are catastrophic blows for an offense built around running the ball and hiding Smith. Tony Bergstrom will slide into one of the starting spots. The other is TBD. The team also signed OG Jonathan Cooper and C Luke Bowanko. Both have starting experience in the league. Cooper is a failed former first-round pick who got cut by San Francisco toward the end of training camp.The Redskins won their most recent road game against the Buccaneers, connecting on a 41-yard field goal with three seconds remaining in a 24-22 win on Sept. 30, 2012. The Redskins will attempt to earn victories in back-to-back regular season games in their series with the Buccaneers for the first time since the 1998 and 2000 seasons. The Redskins will be seeking consecutive road victories against the Buccaneers for the first time since winning their first three games in Tampa across the 1977-93 seasons.
Why Bet on Tampa Bay?The Bucs were 42-28 losers at Carolina on Sunday. The Panthers’ 35 first-half points were a franchise record.Ryan Fitzpatrick, who started in place of the turnover-prone Jameis Winston, finished with 243 yards passing and four touchdowns — two each to Adam Humphries and O.J. Howard — and led the Bucs back to within 35-28 in the fourth quarter before running out of steam. Fitzpatrick threw two costly interceptions — one on the game’s second possession which led to Carolina’s first touchdown, and other late in the fourth quarter that sealed the Bucs’ fate.Open at will as the Panthers focused on shutting down Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, and Chris Godwin, Humphries tied for the fourth-most yardage of his career. The touchdowns were his first since last Week 15. Howard’s scores, his fourth and fifth of the season, went for three and four yards. Evans caught just 1-of-10 targets for 16 yards.Coach Dirk Koetter confirmed Fitzpatrick remains his starter: “Ryan had one [bad play] there in the first half — an overthrow on that one interception that we’d like to have back — but did a good job of leading us back.”Tampa’s defense is the worst in the NFL. The Buccaneers have not been able to fully capitalize on the most explosive offense in team history, though that is also due to the offense’s own issue with giveaways. Tampa Bay’s defense created five turnovers during the first two games plus the first quarter of game three. In the 23 quarters of play since that defense has not come up with a single takeaway; the only turnover by the Bucs’ opposition since has been a fumbled punt return in overtime against Cleveland.
Redskins vs Buccaneers NFL Week 10 Betting Trends
- Road team is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings
- Redskins are 1-4-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings
- Redskins are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in November
- Buccaneers are 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record
- Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington’s last 12 games
- Tampa Bay is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay’s last 14 games at home