Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Football Team: 11/14/21 NFL Picks and Prediction
Washington Football Team (2-6) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-2)
Game Info: Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm (FedEx Field)
Betting Odds: Washington Football Team +9.5 -- Over/Under: 51 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will travel to FedExField to take on the Washington Football Team this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had their 4-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 6-2 on the season after being defeated by the New Orleans Saints, 36-27, on October 31st. Tampa Bay struggled with turnovers against the New Orleans defense and could not fight back after a pick-six by the Saints P.J. Williams gave the Saints a two-possession lead with just 1:24 left in the 4th quarter. Tampa Bay outgained New Orleans by a 421-361 margin, however, lost the turnover battle by a 3-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Buccaneers was QB Tom Brady who completed 28 of 40 passes for 375 yards, 4 TD, & 2 INT.
On the season, Tampa Bay is averaging 32.5 ppg on 433.9 total yards per game (338.3 passing yds/g; 95.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Tampa Bay has completed 67.3% of his passes for 2650 yards (336.1 yds/g), 25 TD, & 5 INT. The top receiving threats for the Buccaneers have been Chris Godwin (50 rec, 660 yards, 4 TD), Mike Evans (39 rec, 544 yards, 8 TD), Antonio Brown (29 rec, 418 yards, 4 TD), & Rob Gronkowski (16 rec, 184 yards, 4 TD). Brown & Gronkowski have both already been ruled out for this game. Leading the way for the Buccaneers backfield has been Leonard Fournette who has 439 yards & 4 TD while also hauling in 30 receptions for 239 yards.
Defensively, Tampa Bay is allowing their opponents to average 28.4 ppg on 401.5 total yards per game (298.9 passing yds/g; 102.6 rushing yds/g).
The Washington Football Team lost their 4th straight game and dropped to 2-6 on the season after being defeated by the Denver Broncos, 17-10, on October 31st. Washington struggled offensively for the 2nd straight week and could not fight back after a 7-yard TD run by the Broncos Melvin Gordon III gave Denver the lead for good with 4:27 left in the 4th quarter. Washington outgained Denver by a 342-273 margin, however, lost the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for Washington was RB J.D. McKissic who had 8 receptions for 83 yards.
On the season, Washington is averaging 19.5 ppg on 360.8 total yards per game (242.6 passing yds/g; 118.1 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Washington has been led by RB Antonio Gibson who had 442 rushing yards & 3 TD on 111 carries to go along with 17 receptions for 144 yards & 1 TD. QB Taylor Heinicke has completed 63.9% of his passes for 1928 yards, 11 TD, & 9 INT. The top receiving threats for Washington have been Terry McLaurin (43 rec, 573 yards, 4 TD), J.D. McKissic (33 rec, 332 yards, TD), Adam Humphries (20 rec, 200 yards, 2 TD), & Ricky Seals-Jones (20 rec, 200 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Washington is allowing their opponents to average of 28.4 ppg on 401.5 total yards per game (298.9 passing yds/g; 102.6 rushing yds/g).
The Buccaneers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss. Washington is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Tampa Bay is missing a few weapons and hasn’t been nearly as strong on the road this season, however, they still have Tom Brady, Mike Evans, & Chris Godwin who should be able to have no problem putting up points against a Washington secondary that has struggled all season. Washington’s offense has been for the most part, non-existent this season, and as I don’t think they’re going to find the answers in this one, I think Tampa Bay wins by double digits and covers this spread. Good Luck!
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Brett’s Pick Tampa Bay Buccaneers -9.5
AUTHOR: Brett Nault
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