After two losses in a row, the Washington football team wants to bounce back to beat a Tampa Bay Buccaneers squad that is coming off a bye week. The NFL week 7 odds has Washington as 3-.5-point favorites to beat Tampa this Sunday at 1 PM ET at FedEx Field, in Landover, Maryland.
A Closer Look At Tampa Bay vs Washington NFL Week 7 Spread, My ATS PIck & Betting Analysis
What: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3) at Washington (2-4)
When: Sunday, October 25, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Landover, MD
Stadium: FedEx Field
Weather: 71° F | A Mixture of Sun and Clouds
Spread: Washington -3.5
Moneyline: Tampa Bay +163 vs Washington -208
Game Total: 43.5
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Tampa Bay vs Washington
If You Are Betting On The Tampa Bay Buccaaners Odds At -3.5
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-3 straight up and against the spread so far this season. They average 22.0 (19th), 218.4 passing yards (26th), 122.4 rushing yards (9th) per game.
Rookie QB Jameis Winston has thrown for 1174 yards, 7 TDs & 7 INTs while completing 56.6% of his passes. He has a 77.6 passer rating after five games. Winston has been erratic this season. He has tossed seven interceptions in 152 pass attempts for a 4.2 percentage. His third down completion percentage of 53.8 is fifth-worst among regular starters.
Veteran WR Vincent Jackson (20 rec, 306 yards, 2 TDs) has been Winston’s top target this season. WR Mike Evans (13 rec, 193 yards, 2 TDs) missed a few games to start the season with a hamstring injury. Since his return he has been slow to return to his stellar form from his 2014 rookie season.
RB Doug "Don’t Call Me Muscle Hamster" Martin (90 att, 405 yards, 3 TDs) has been a revalation this season after struggling in 2014. He is coming off of a great performance putting up 123 yards and 2 TDs against Jacksonville. That was his second straight 100 yard rushing game for the Bucs, who have the league’s ninth-best rushing attack with 122.4 yards per game.
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) October 21, 2015
The Tampa Bay D allows 29.6 points (31st), and 202.0 passing yards (4th) and 120.4 rushing yards (25th) per game. Lavonte David leads the Bucs with 44 tackles, Gerald McCoy has 4.5 sacks and Kwon Alexander has six pass deflections.
If You Are Betting On The Washington Odds At +3.5
The Washington Redskins are 2-4 straight up and 3-3 against the spread so far this season. Their offense averages 19.5 points (28th), 230.7 passing yards (23rd), and 107.2 rushing yards (17th) per game. Last week they lost 34-20 to the NY Jets. After that loss, grumblings of a QB controversy have surfaced.
“You hate to pin this game on Kirk,” Gruden said. “I know he could have played better. We had no running game whatsoever. Kirk is not in a stage in his career right now, nor is anybody on our roster, to carry our team throwing the ball as much as we would have had to today.”
QB Kirk Cousins has thrown for 1420 yards, 6 TDs, and 8 INTs. Cousins has been intercepted in four of the six games this season. Last week, he was 25 of 43 for 196 yards with one TD, but also threw two interceptions. He has two INTs each in four games this season — all losses, but no INTs in Washington’s two wins.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 21, 2015
With DeSean Jackson on the shelf since week 1, WR Pierre Garcon (32 rec, 295 yards, 3 TDs) is the team’s best receiver. TE Jordan Reed (24 rec, 278 yards, 1 TD) missed last week’s game versus the NY Jets because of a concussion.
The Washington run game is led by RB Alfred Morris (85 att, 297 yards, 0 TDs) as rookie Matt Jones (54 att, 220 yards, 3 TDs) was inactive last week. Jones is expected to be back in full form against the Bucs.
Washington’s defense allows 23.0 points (15th), 223.0 passing yards (8th), and 118.2 rushing yards (23rd) per game. Keenan Robinson leads the Redskins with 41 tackles, Chris Baker has 3.5 sacks, and Kyshoen Jarrett has two passes deflected.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-4 On Road since last season
- Washington Redskins 4-7 At Home since last season
- Washington Redskins 1-3 As Favorite since last season
- Washington Redskins 0-2 When Line was 41.5 to 44.5 since last season
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-4 As Road Underdog since last season
- Washington Redskins 1-3 As Home Favorite since last season
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4-6 O-U On Road since last season
- Washington Redskins 0-3 O-U At Home this season
- Washington Redskins 4-7 O-U At Home since last season
- Washington Redskins 3-4 O-U When Line is <45 since last season
- Washington Redskins 2-3 O-U When Line was 41.5 to 44.5 since last season
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-2 O-U vs Teams Averaging <21 PPG this season
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-5 O-U vs Teams Averaging <21 PPG since last season
The Buccaneers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game, 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a S.U. win, 0-7 ATS in their last seven games in Week 7, 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game, and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 vs. NFC, and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Washington is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a S.U. loss, 3-7 ATS in their last ten home games, 16-38-3 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 5-24-2 ATS in their last 31 home games vs. a team with a losing road record, and 1-7 ATS in their last eight games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
My NFL Week 7 Betting Pick: Tampa Bay+3.5.
PLAYERS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:
- Tampa Bay: Akeem Spence.
- Washington: DeSean Jackson.