2022 NFL Betting Analysis Sunday Night Game Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs Dallas Cowboys Odds and Picks

2022 NFL Betting Analysis Sunday Night Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs Dallas Cowboys Odds and Picks

Two of the best quarterbacks throw down in NFL Week 1 when Tom Brady leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into AT&T Stadium in Arlington to take on Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys. Tampa will start their quest for Super Bowl rings the second choice to win the title. Dallas is also one of the top choices. So much respect has gone to the Bucs that TB is a -1.5 road chalk. Check out NFL Odds, analysis, and a free pick for the first NFL Sunday Night Game of the season. 

First Sunday Night Game of the Season – NFL Betting Preview For Buccaneers at Dallas on Sep. 11

NFL First Sunday Night Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys Match Info

Why bet on Tampa Bay versus Dallas?

Tom Brady retired and then unretired. That right there tells us all we must know about where Terrific Tom’s head is at. Almost as important? Brady heads into this season after a fantastic 2021. The Great One threw for 5,316 yards and 43 TDs. In last season’s 31-29 win against Dallas, Brady threw for 379 yards and 4 TDs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Averages

** Stats from 2021

  • Total Yards: 405.9
  • Passing Yards: 307.6
  • Rushing Yards: 98.4
  • Points Scored: 30.1
  • Turnovers: 19

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Averages

** Stats from 2021

  • Total Yards: 331.5
  • Passing Yards: 238.9
  • Rushing Yards: 92.5
  • Points Scored: 20.8
  • Takeaways: 29

Why bet on Dallas versus Tampa Bay?

Dallas also played Tampa in their first game last season. The Cowboys entered the game a +8 road dog. Things have changed big time since that matchup. This season, the Boys take on the Bucs at home. Not only that, but Dallas’ best defensive player, linebacker Micah Parsons, isn’t a rookie in 2022. Expect the Cowboys to play lights out on Sunday, September 11. 

Dallas Cowboys Offensive Averages

** Stats from 2021

  • Total Yards: 407.0
  • Passing Yards: 282.4
  • Rushing Yards: 124.6
  • Points Scored: 31.2
  • Turnovers: 20

Dallas Cowboys Defensive Averages

** Stats from 2021

  • Total Yards: 351.0
  • Passing Yards: 238.2
  • Rushing Yards: 112.8
  • Points Scored: 21.1
  • Takeaways: 34

Buccaneers at Cowboys Relevant Trends

  • Buccaneers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in week 1
  • Over is 7-1 in the Buccaneers’ last 8 games in September
  • Cowboys are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 versus an NFC opponent
  • Dallas is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games as a home underdog
  • Over is 4-1 in the Cowboys’ last 5 games in September  

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys Final Betting Prediction

The Buccaneers remain the favorite even though the Cowboys dominated against the spread last season. Heading into 2022, Dallas looks like the better team.

The Cowboys’ defense should be one of the best in the league. Not only that, but the offense averaged more yards per game last season. In 2022, Dak, CeeDee Lamb, and Zeke Elliott are poised to repeat the 2021 effort.

Another reason to like the Boys to win this SU? Tom Brady returns, yes, but the Buccaneers lost 3 starters from last season’s offensive line. So there’s no telling how the protection will shake out. 

That’s a scary thought with Micah Parsons, Leighton Vander Esch, and DeMarcus Lawrence rushing Brady. Dallas wins.  

NFL First Sunday Night Game Pick: Dallas Cowboys -101

 
 

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