- The Dallas Cowboys (+1.5) host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football.
- The Cowboys have covered the spread in their last seven games as home dogs.
- The Bucs have hit seven of their last eight overs in September games.
DALLAS – Two top NFC teams face off in the Sunday Night Football opener as the NFC favorite Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the NFC East favorite Dallas Cowboys.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys Spread
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers -1.5 (-110)
- Dallas Cowboys +1.5 (-110)
ESPN’s Football Power Index gives the Buccaneers a 61.9% chance of winning the game.
The Bucs are road favorites over the Cowboys, and have covered the spread in only three of their last ten games as road favorites.
Dallas, meanwhile, has covered the spread in their last seven consecutive games as home underdogs.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys Point Total Odds
- Over 50.0 -110
- Under 50.0 -110
The point total of 50 in this game is one of the highest that the NFL will see all week, with only three other games in Week 1 having higher point totals.
Both teams are over-hitters in September, with the Cowboys having four of their last five September games hit the over, while the Buccaneers have seen seven of their last eight September games hit the over.
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Who Will Score the Most Fantasy Points in the Season Odds
- Tom Brady To Score Most Fantasy Points +950
- Dak Prescott To Score Most Fantasy Points +950
Both quarterbacks involved in this game are expected to be major fantasy football producers, and both of them are in contention – but not in the top tier of candidates – to lead the league in non-PPR fantasy points.
Bucs + Cowboys Super Bowl Odds
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Win SB 57 +750
- Dallas Cowboys To Win SB 57 +2000
This game illustrates how thin the margins are between good teams at the top of the NFL.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the second-favorite to win the Super Bowl, with +750 odds, and have the shortest Super Bowl odds in the entire NFC.
The Dallas Cowboys are much further down on that list – eight spots below the Bucs – but because of the unpredictability of football and home-field advantage, only 1.5 point underdogs on the spread.
If the Cowboys win this game, it could change a lot of perceptions about both of these teams, and it would surely reverberate through NFL futures sports betting odds markets.
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