Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Football Team Prediction, 1/9/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Wild Card Playoff
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Football Team
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: FedEx Field in Landover, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Washington +7.5
Alex Smith and the Washington Football Team (7-9) host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5) at FedEx Field on Saturday in an NFC Wild Card matchup. Tampa Bay opens this matchup as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 46.5.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers come into this matchup with a record of 11-5 this season. In their last outing they faced the Atlanta Falcons and ended up getting the win by a score of 44-27. Tom Brady went 26/41 with 399 yards through the air and tossed 4 TD's. He gave away 1 pick during the game. Ronald Jones II paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 16 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the contest. He rushed for a total of 78 yards via 12 carries which gave him an average of 6.5 yards per run. Antonio Brown was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 138 yards on 11 receptions. He had an average of 12.5 yards per catch for that game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rushed the ball a total of 22 times and racked up a total of 94 yards earning them an average of 4.3 yards per attempt. For the game, they ran 64 plays which added up to 485 yards. In the game, the Buccaneers earned 28 1st downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 23 yards. In terms of defense, Tampa Bay conceded 29 completions on 44 throws for a total of 258 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.0%. In the running game, the Buccaneers conceded 127 yards on 26 runs which is an average of 4.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 385 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Buccaneers have earned 6,145 total yards for the season. As a unit they have an average of 94.9 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 28th in the National Football League. In terms of notching touchdowns, Tampa Bay has earned 42 touchdowns through the air and 16 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sitting at 30.8 PPG. Concerning passing yardage, the Buccaneers have allowed 3,945 yards which puts them in 21st in football. In total, they have allowed 327.1 yards per outing putting them 6th in football. The Buccaneers sit in 8th in the National Football League regarding team defense, conceding 22.2 points per game. The opposition is running for 3.6 yards per run and 80.6 yards on the ground per game over the course of this year. Over the course of their 16 games, they have surrendered 246.6 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 69.0%. During this campaign, they have given up 1,289 yards via the running game in 16 games.
The Football Team head into this matchup 7-9 for this year. In their last outing they faced the Philadelphia Eagles and ended up getting the win by a score of 20-14. Antonio Gibson led the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 13 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 75 yards by way of 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. Cam Sims was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 43 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 8.6 yards per catch for that game. Alex Smith went 22/32 with 162 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He gave away 2 picks on the day. The Washington Football Team rushed the ball a total of 27 times and racked up a total of 103 yards giving them an average of 3.8 yards per rush. For the game, the Football Team totaled 16 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 56 yards. On the day, they ran 62 plays which gave them a total of 248 yards. In terms of defense, Washington conceded 13 completions on 33 tries for a total of 98 yards, and a completion percentage of 39.0%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 216 yards and forced 3 takeaways. On the ground, the Football Team conceded 118 yards on 29 runs which is an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
During this campaign so far, the Football Team have compiled 3,465 yards via the pass as well as an average of 216.6 passing yards per game, which is ranked 25th in the NFL. The Washington Football Team have an average of 317.3 yards per game which ranks them 30th in the league. They have an average of 100.7 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,611 yards for this season. Concerning this team's ability to score points, the Football Team are ranking 25th in the NFL scoring 20.9 points per game. When talking about passing yards, the Football Team have surrendered 3,068 yards which has them sitting in 2nd in the NFL. Overall, they are granting 304.6 yards/game which puts them 2nd in the league. The Football Team rank 4th in the National Football League in relation to their opponents scoring, conceding 20.6 PPG. The opposition is running for 4.2 yards per attempt on the ground and 112.8 rushing yards per game this season. In their 16 games played this season, they are giving up 191.8 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 62.4%. Over the course of this season, they have given up 1,805 rushing yards through 16 contests.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Football Team NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buccaneers -7.5
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