NFL Wild-Card action starts on Saturday, and we have Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Football Team Prop bets for the NFC game.
Tom Brady and the Buccaneers suit up to face the Washington Football Team in a do-or-die contest at FedEx Field on Saturday.
Despite having a superior record of 11-5, the Buccaneers are on the road to face the 7-9 Washington Football Team. It would be a big upset if Washington were to get up, but we are more interested in the available NFL Prop bets.
The online sportsbook features over 30 prop bet markets for this game, and we look at the best value predictions.
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Player to Score a Touchdown
Mike Evans sustained a knee injury last week and did not participate in practice, which has shaken up the touchdown scorer market.
We would have had Evans at the top of the list had he not been listed as “questionable” for the game. Now, we look to Ronald Jones as the value player.
Jones has scored touchdowns in consecutive games against the Vikings and Falcons, so he is a form running back. We expect Jones to see plenty of action early to test the Washington Football Team’s inside defense.
The Buccaneers’ star is the current favorite to score a touchdown with the online bookmaker, and we wouldn’t bet against him.
Prediction: Ronald Jones at -115
Player to Score First WFT Touchdown
Scoring touchdowns hasn’t been easy for Washington, having scored less than 24 points in their last five games. However, we expect them to score at least twice.
Logan Thomas is our best value pick at +450. He is coming off a one-touchdown performance against Philadelphia, which has been the best season of his career.
He scored six touchdowns during the regular season, four more than he scored in his previous four seasons.
The tight-end could benefit from soft coverage and score the opening TD for Washington.
First Score of the Game
Betting against Tom Brady, and to a lesser extent Alex Smith, to throw the first scoring play isn’t easy. However, we predict a field goal to start proceedings in this game.
It can take both teams, especially Washington, time to get the offense going. We are confident the Washington Football Team won’t be opening the game’s scoring with a touchdown, and a field goal will do the job.
Neither team should be in four-down mode in the first quarter, so take the Any Other Score at value odds.
Prediction: Any Other Score at +150
Total Touchdowns in the Game
Bettors expect the line to be high because of Tom Brady, but there could be a surprisingly low amount of touchdowns scored on Saturday.
It could be a frustrating game for Brady and the Buccaneers’ offense, especially if Evans doesn’t play. If he does play, the Washington Football Team is good enough to cover the superstar.
The Washington Football Team has allowed totals of 17, 15, 15, 20, and 14 points over the last five games. They are one of the better defensive teams in the NFL, so expect Tampa Bay to face some adversity.
Under 5.5 touchdowns is a well-supported option in this market, and we don’t disagree with the weight of money.
Prediction: Under 5.5 touchdowns at -155
The Buccaneers vs. Washington Football Team could start slow in the first quarter and pick up the intensity before halftime. Therefore, the second quarter is our prediction for this NFL Prop.
Scoring before halftime can make the difference between winning and losing the game, and it’s also a common time to score in the NFL.
We predict a 7-3 scoreline to end the first quarter and a 20-10 scoreline at the half. That would be enough to see this prop bet cash in, and bettors get odds worth taking.
Prediction: Second Quarter at +170