Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/31/2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Raymond James Stadium
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Raymond James Stadium is the venue for the game between the Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, August 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 39. The Buccaneers were 9-7-0 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 7-8-1. The Redskins were 10-6-0 ATS and their over/under record was 12-4-0.
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Valuable Washington Redskins Betting Trends
The Washington Redskins were 12-4-0 against the over/under last season
The Washington Redskins were 10-6-0 against the spread last year
Important Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were 7-8-1 against the over/under last season
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were 9-7-0 against the spread last year
Key Washington Redskins Injuries
08/25/17 G Spencer Long Knee "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
08/12/17 S Su'a Cravens Knee "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
07/30/17 S DeAngelo Hall Knee PUP
07/30/17 DE Trent Murphy Suspension expected to miss weeks 1-4
Key Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
08/12/17 CB Jude Adjei-Barimah Knee out for season
07/30/17 RB Doug Martin Suspension expected to miss weeks 1-3
07/30/17 DE Jacquies Smith Knee PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Washington Redskins ran for 1,696 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 21st in the league. They ran 379 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Redskins were penalized on offense 110 times for 909 yards last season, which had them 12th in the NFL in penalties. They were 12th in the National Football League in points scored with 396. They ran 1,009 plays last year for 6,454 yards, which ranked them 3rd in the NFL in total offense. The Redskins averaged 6.4 yards per play, which was 2nd in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 345 1st downs last season, ranking them 8th overall as an offensive unit. Kirk Cousins completed 406 throws while attempting 606 passes for a completion percentage of 67.0% last year. He passed for 4,917 yards. He averaged 12.1 yards per completion and 8.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 97.2 and his QBR was 71.7.
The Redskins rush defense gave up 423 attempts for 1,916 yards last season, putting them in 24th place in the NFL against the run. They had 100 penalties for 1023 yards on defense last year. That placed them 28th in the league. They allowed a score on 38.5% of possessions on defense, which was 21st in the NFL. Washington was 19th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 383. They gave up a total of 6,046 yards on D, which was 28th in the league. The Redskins were 24th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense allowed 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 23rd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 387 throws on 589 attempts against the Washington Redskins defense last season, ranking them 27th and 22nd in the league. The Washington pass defense also surrendered a total of 4,130 yards in the air, which was 25th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Washington Redskins tried 42 field goals last season and made 34, which was 4th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 81.0%. Washington Redskins kickers made 92% of their extra points, going 36 for 39 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,210 yards on 49 punts, averaging 29 yards per punt. That ranked them 20th in the NFL in punting average. Washington was 18th in the NFL in punt returns with 29 last year. They totaled 344 punt return yards and averaged 11.9 yards per return, which was 4th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 85 yards. They returned 27 kicks for 570 yards on special teams, placing them 22nd in kick return yardage. The Redskins averaged 21.1 yards per kick return and had a long of 45 yards last season. They were 3rd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 7,558.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were 18th in the NFL in points scored with 354 last season. They ran 1,066 plays last year for 5,542 yards, which ranked them 18th in the league in total offense. The Buccaneers averaged 5.2 yards per play, which was 23rd in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 340 1st downs last year, placing them 11th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tampa Bay ran for 1,616 yards as a team, which ranked 24th in the NFL. They ran 453 times last year, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Buccaneers were penalized on offense 109 times for 926 yards last season, which had them 15th in the league in penalties. Jameis Winston threw for 4,090 yards last season. He completed 345 passes on 567 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.8%. His QBR last year was 64.7 while is quarterback rating was 86.1. He averaged 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 11.9 yards per completion.
Tampa Bay was 15th in the league in points allowed on defense with 369 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,887 yards on D, which was 23rd in the NFL. The Buccaneers were ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense gave up 6.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 26th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 347 passes on 548 attempts against the Tampa Bay defense last season, placing them 14th and 11th in the National Football League. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass defense also gave up a total of 4,012 yards through the air, which was 22nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 427 attempts for 1,875 yards last year, putting them in 22nd place in the league against the run. The Buccaneers committed 121 penalties for 1,061 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 29th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 35.9% of possessions on defense, which was 18th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Tampa Bay was ranked 19th in the league in punt returns last season with 29. They accumulated 266 punt return yards and averaged 9.2 yards per return, which was 12th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 25 yards. They returned 21 kicks for 307 yards on special teams, ranking 32nd in kick return yardage. The Buccaneers averaged 14.6 yards per kick return and had a long of 26 yards last year. They were 27th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,354. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers attempted 31 field goals last season and made 22, which was 24th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 71.0%. Tampa Bay kickers made 94% of their extra points, going 32 for 34 last year. Their punters totaled 3,216 yards on 70 punts, averaging 29 yards per punt. That placed them 12th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Redskins/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Buccaneers -3
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