- The Bucs start the 2022 season in Dallas and are 2.5 favorites to beat the Cowboys who have +120 underdogs for the NFL season opener.
- Tom Brady has gone 14-5 in his career season-opening games and Dak Prescott has gone 3-3 but lost the last two.
- Brady averaged over 300 passing yards per game in 2021 and has -115 odds to hit the over-for-game total at 279.5.
DALLAS – The Cowboys are taking on the Tampa Bay Bucs and are +120 underdogs for the first Sunday Night Football game of the 2022 NFL season. Tom Brady and the Bucs are 2.5 favorites and the two teams are kicking off the season against each other for the second year in a row, but this time in Texas.
Out of 19 total season-opening games played, Brady has only lost five total in his NFL career. Dak Prescott has gone 3-3 in his season openers but has lost the last two.
The Bucs were also favored in last year’s season opener, having -420 odds and a nine-point spread to cover. While the Bucs won the game, the Cowboys kept it close and the Bucs failed to cover the spread.
During the 2021 season, the Bucs went 6-3 ATS when playing on the road as the favorite.
Betting on QB Player Props
This NFC matchup features two QBs who threw the ball efficiently in 2021, with Brady recording the most passing yards by any QB and Prescott having the seventh most yards thrown at 4,449.
Tom Brady Betting Props
- Over 279.5 Passing Yards -115
- Under 279.5 Passing Yards -115
- Over 0.5 Interceptions -130
- Under 0.5 Interceptions -100
There is NFL betting value through Brady’s over for total passing yards because he threw for an average of 312 YPG in 2021 and has added Julio Jones to his already top-tier receiving core. With Brady throwing for over 5,000 yards in 2021, there is value in betting on the QBs over for interceptions at 0.5.
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Brady threw two interceptions in their season opener against Dallas last year and the Cowboys lead the league in total interceptions with 26 during the regular season.
Dak Prescott Betting Props
- Over 271.5 Passing Yards -115
- Under 271.5 Passing Yards -115
- Over 1.5 Passing TDs -170
- Under 1.5 Passing TDs +130
Averaging 278 yards per game in during the 2021 season, Prescott has shown that he could hit the over for total passing yards but has been having some issues with his ankle during practice the weekend of the game.
Prescott no longer has Amari Cooper as a downfield target and Michael Gallop has not officially been announced ready to play but he still has solid receiving options in CeeDee Lamb and Dalton Shultz.
Odds For Dallas Anytime Scorers
- Ezekiel Elliot -135
- CeeDee Lamb -125
- Dalton Shultz +175
- Jalen Tolbert +250
With the Cowboy's limited receiving options,online sportsbookshave value for placing wagers on Lamb and Shultz finding the endzone during their home season opener. The two players combined for 14 total touchdown receptions during the 2021 season and Prescott will not have many other options.
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