NFL Betting Preview
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2) at Dallas Cowboys (4-3)
Sunday, 1:00 pm Eastern – FOX
SBG Global Opening Line: Cowboys – 1.5 , Total 40.5
The Dallas Cowboys were thought of as Super Bowl contenders with Tony Romo at quarterback. Without him they may not even be a playoff team. The Cowboys will be without Romo until mid-November so it is up to backup quarterback Brad Johnson to lead the offense until Romo returns. The Cowboys were humiliated last week against the Rams and Johnson did not play well, throwing three interceptions. It may not get any easier for Johnson against a Tampa defense that is second in the league with 12 interceptions. The Tampa defense ranks 8th in the league in total defense and fourth in scoring defense. “We can accomplish our goals, but we can’t accomplish them if we don’t play better,” Dallas coach Wade Phillips said. SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Cowboys at Home.
The Bucs are trying for their sixth win of the season on Sunday. They dominated Seattle 20-10 last week in a game that was never close. The Bucs had a 402-176 advantage over the Seahawks in total yards. “I think the defense played great,” Tampa Bay safety Sabby Piscitelli said. “But the biggest thing was the offense kept us off the field.” Jeff Garcia played great again, throwing for 310 yards and a touchdown. He will be facing a Dallas defense that is without cornerback Terence Newman and Pro Bowl safety Roy Williams.
Here are the NFL betting stats for Sunday’s game. The Buccaneers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on grass. The Buccaneers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Buccaneers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the NFC. The Buccaneers are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games in Week 8.
The Cowboys are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 8. The Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on grass. The Cowboys are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in October. The Cowboys are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 vs. the NFC. The Cowboys are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cowboys are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between the two teams.
SBG Global Current Line: Cowboys – 2 , Total 40.5
The Over is 6-1 in the Buccaneers last 7 road games. The Under is 35-17-1 in the Buccaneers last 53 games in October. The Over is 4-0 in the Cowboys last 4 games overall. The Over is 7-1 in the Cowboys last 8 games in October. The Over is 4-1 in the Cowboys last 5 vs. the NFC.
Pick: Bucs 5 out of 5 units