Buccaneers vs. Cowboys Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – Week 1

by | Sep 1, 2022

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-0) visit the Dallas Cowboys (0-0) at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Find more below on the Buccaneers vs. Cowboys betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.

The Buccaneers (-1.5) are slight favorites against the Cowboys. The total is set at 50 points.

Buccaneers vs. Cowboys Spread and Betting Line

Buccaneers vs Cowboys Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Buccaneers -1.5 -109 -111 50 -112 -108

Buccaneers vs. Cowboys Game Info

  • Game Day: Sunday, September 11, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:20 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Location: Arlington, Texas
  • Stadium: AT&T Stadium

Buccaneers vs. Cowboys Prediction and Computer Picks

Prediction for Buccaneers vs Cowboys
Spread Pick Total Pick Predicted Score
Cowboys (+1.5) Over (50) Cowboys 27, Buccaneers 24

Buccaneers vs. Cowboys Betting Trends

  • The Buccaneers had nine wins in 17 games against the spread last season.
  • Against the spread, as 1.5-point favorites or more, the Buccaneers went 9-7 last year.
  • The Buccaneers had nine of its 17 games go over the point total last year.
  • The Buccaneers scored 30.1 points per game last season, 9.0 more than the Cowboys gave up.
  • In games where the Buccaneers scored over 21.1 points last year, they were 12-2.
  • The Buccaneers’ offense held a 54.9-yard advantage in yards gained per game versus yards allowed by the Cowboys’ defense last year (405.9 to 351.0). The Buccaneers averaged 6.2 yards per play, while the Cowboys gave up 5.8.
  • In contests where the Buccaneers offense totaled more than the Cowboys’ average yard allowance last season (351.0), they were 12-2.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Leaders

  • Tom Brady put up a passing stat line last year of 5,316 yards with a 67.5% completion rate (485-for-719), 43 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, and an average of 312.7 yards per game.
  • Last season Leonard Fournette took 180 rushing attempts for 812 yards (47.8 per game) and scored eight touchdowns. When it comes to receiving, he also caught 69 passes for 454 yards (26.7 per game) and scored two TDs.
  • Chris Godwin picked up 98 receptions for 1,103 yards and five touchdowns last season. He was targeted 127 times, and averaged 64.9 yards per game.
  • Shaquil Barrett amassed 10.0 sacks, 9.0 TFL, 51 tackles, and one interception last season.
  • Last season Devin White tallied 128 tackles, 8.0 TFL, and 3.5 sacks.
  • Mike Edwards intercepted three passes last year while also totaling 45 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and seven passes defended.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Season Stats

    Stat Average (Total) Rank
    Pass yards 307.6 (5229) 1
    Rush yards 98.4 (1672) 26
    Points scored 30.1 (511) 2
    Pass yards against 238.9 (4062) 21
    Rush yards against 92.5 (1573) 3
    Points allowed 20.8 (353) 5

    Cowboys vs. Buccaneers Betting Trends

  • Cowboys posted a 13-4-0 record against the spread last year.
  • The Cowboys had an ATS record of 3-1 as underdogs of 1.5 points or greater last season.
  • In 17 Cowboys games last year, eight of them hit the over.
  • The Cowboys put an average of 31.2 points on the board last season, 10.4 more than the 20.8 the Buccaneers allowed.
  • When they went over what the Buccaneers gave up last year (20.8 points per game), the Cowboys were 10-3.
  • The Cowboys’ offense held a 75.5-yard advantage in yards gained per game versus yards allowed by the Buccaneers’ defense last season (407.0 to 331.5). The Cowboys averaged 6.1 yards per play, while the Buccaneers surrendered 5.4.
  • The Cowboys’ record last season when they racked up more than the Buccaneers’ season average in total yards conceded (331.5): 10-2.
  • Dallas Cowboys Leaders

  • Dak Prescott completed 68.8% of his passes to throw for 4,449 yards and 37 touchdowns last season.
  • Ezekiel Elliott averaged 58.9 rushing yards per game and scored 10 rushing touchdowns. Elliott complemented his performance on the ground with 2.8 receptions per game to average 16.9 receiving yards.
  • CeeDee Lamb averaged 64.8 receiving yards and racked up six receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2021 season.
  • Last year Micah Parsons put pressure on opposing quarterbacks with 13.0 sacks, and added 20.0 TFL and 84 tackles.
  • Jayron Kearse put together an excellent stat line last year, collecting 98 tackles, 9.0 TFL, one sack, and two interceptions.
  • A year ago Trevon Diggs collected 52 tackles and 21 passes defended as well as 11 interceptions.
  • Dallas Cowboys Season Stats

    Stat Average (Total) Rank
    Pass yards 282.4 (4800) 2
    Rush yards 124.6 (2119) 9
    Points scored 31.2 (530) 1
    Pass yards against 238.2 (4049) 20
    Rush yards against 112.8 (1918) 16
    Points allowed 21.1 (358) 7

    Buccaneers and Cowboys Injury Report

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    Buccaneers and Cowboys’ Recent Performance

    The Buccaneers had a 13-4 record a season ago, and they were knocked out in the Divisional round of the playoffs. Their offense put up 30.1 points per game (second in the league), while their defense conceded 20.8 (fifth). The Cowboys’ 2021 season finished in the Wild Card round of the playoffs after a 12-5 regular season record. They averaged 31.2 points per game (first in the NFL) and gave up 21.1 per contest (seventh).

    Betting Tips for Buccaneers vs. Cowboys

    We have the Cowboys (+1.5) as our best bet in this game after analyzing all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer projects the scoring will finish over the total of 50 points, with a final score of Cowboys 27, Buccaneers 24.

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