Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Football Team Prediction, Preview and Odds - 11/14/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 1:00 pm ET, Sunday, November 14, 2021
Venue:  FedExField, Greater Landover, MD
Where to Watch:  Fox

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Buccaneers -9.5, WFT +9.5; Over/Under:  51.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Buccaneers -9.5, WFT +9.5; Over/Under:  51.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Buccaneers -9.5, WFT +9.5; Over/Under:  51.5 points
 

Season Record

Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  6-2 (1st place, NFC South)
Washington Football Team:  2-6 (4th place, NFC East)
 
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Football Team Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  lost on the road on Oct. 31 against the New Orleans Saints 36-27.
Washington Football Team:  lost on the road on Oct. 31 against the Denver Broncos 17-10.
 
 
 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Analysis

The Buccaneers are coming into this game with a 6-2 record overall and they are 2-2 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have won 4 of their last 5 games and are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game which snapped the 4 game winning streak that they were on. They are coming into this one out of their bye week as well so they have been sitting on that loss to the Saints for 2 weeks now, preparing for this game ahead of them. Tom Brady played well in their last game but he also struggled at times as he completed 28/40 passes for 375 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Giovani Bernard led the team in rushing with 30 yards on 2 carries while Leonard Fournette led the team in carries with 8 for 26 yards. Chris Godwin had a nice day as he led the receivers with 140 yards and 1 touchdown on 8 receptions. Cyril Grayson, Mike Evans, and Bernard all caught the other touchdown passes in that one with 1 each. Jordan Whitehead led the defense in that game with 9 solo tackles. Ndamukong Suh had the only sack in that game for them while no one on the defense was able to come up with an interception for them in that one. They have scored 260 points in their 8 games this season averaging 32.5 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 183 points against them allowing 22.9 PPG. Their offense is averaging 423.1 YPG while their defense is allowing 335.8 YPG.
 
 

Washington Football Team Analysis

Washington is coming into this game with a 2-6 record overall and they are 1-3 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 5 of their last 6 games and are coming into this one on a 4 game losing streak after another loss in their last game. Taylor Heinicke really struggled in their last game as he completed 24/39 passes for 270 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. Jaret Patterson led the team in rushing with 46 yards on 11 carries. J.D. McKissic led the receivers with 83 yards on 8 receptions while DeAndre Carter had 51 yards on 3 receptions and the only touchdown for the team in that game. Cole Holcomb led the defense in that game with 6 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones. Landon Collins, Daron Payne, Jonathan Allen, and James Smith-Williams all had the only sacks in that game with 1 each while no one on the defense came away with an interception for them in that one. They have scored 156 points in their 8 games this season averaging 19.5 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 227 points against them allowing 28.4 PPG. Their offense is averaging 348.6 YPG while their defense is allowing 389.4 YPG.
 
 

 

Buccaneers vs Washington Prediction

The Bucs are coming into this game as a 9.5 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Both of these teams are coming out of their bye weeks and both of them have been sitting on losses in their games going into their bye weeks. The Bucs are a much better team though and they are likely more bothered by their loss to the Saints in a divisional game. They will be looking to take that anger out on Washington here and they have a lot more talent on their offense to make this game a blowout. Washington's defense has been bad all season, they have played better recently but they have not really played any strong opponents. The best bet to place in this game is on the Buccaneers to cover the spread here as they will be looking for a big win to bounce back.
 
Buccaneers Washington Prediction:  Our NFL Pick for Sunday, November 14, 2021 (1:00 pm ET start time) is Buccaneers 35 Washington 17.
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NFL Betting Trends

 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 50-63 O/U as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 224-257 O/U in all games. 91-118 O/U as a favorite. 27-34 O/U as a road favorite. 116-126 O/U in road games. 168-198 O/U against conference opponents.
Washington Football Team: 62-91 O/U as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 220-253 O/U in all games. 142-162 O/U as an underdog. 54-63 O/U as a home underdog. 109-127 O/U in home games. 162-193 O/U against conference opponents.
 

Key Injuries

 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  S. Murphy-Bunting (CB) Ques Week 10 - Elbow injury. R. Gronkowski (TE) Ques Week 10 - Ribs injury. A. Brown (WR) Ques Week 10 - Knee injury.
Washington Football Team:  M. Sweat (DE) Out indefinitely - Jaw injury. D. Forrest (S) Prob Week 10 - Undisclosed injury. C. Roullier (C) I-R - Leg injury.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"I just threw it to the wrong guy. I had Mike (Evans) open. It cost us the game." - Tom Brady on throwing a late interception in their loss to the Saints.
 
 
"I'm frustrated. I'm disappointed. I think we've missed some opportunities. I think there are some things we can be better at — I know we can be better at." - Ron Rivera on his team’s loss to the Broncos in their last game.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
WR Evans, Mike 
WR Godwin, Chris 
TE Howard, OJ 
TE GRONKOWSKI, ROB 
QB BRADY, TOM 
RB Jones II, Ronald 
 
Washington Football Team
WR McLaurin, Terry 
WR Humphries, Adam 
WR Sims, Cam 
TE Bates, John 
QB Heinicke, Taylor 
RB Gibson, Antonio 
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Passing: T. Brady (2650)
Rushing: L. Fournette (439)
Receiving: C. Godwin (660)
Touchdowns: M. Evans (8)
 
Washington Football Team
Passing: T. Heinicke (1928)
Rushing: A. Gibson (442)
Receiving: T. McLaurin (573)
Touchdowns: T. McLaurin (4)
 
Coaches:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bruce Arians (3rd season)
Washington Football Team: Ron Rivera (2nd season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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