Washington Football Team vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Week 10 Betting Odds, Picks, and Preview

Washington Football Team vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Week 10 odds, betting picks, and game preview ahead of their game on Sunday.
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Fri, November 12, 11:02 AM EST | 4 min read
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Washington Football Team vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Week 10 Betting Odds, Picks, and Preview

This is a critical game for Tampa Bay in the broader spectrum of the season and the NFC standings. During the bye week, the Buccaneers saw their NFC seeding improve, and they’ll be keen to maintain that upward trajectory by taking advantage of a Washington Football Team that’s having an abysmal year.

Books tip the Buccaneers as the firm road favorites to clinch the win in the nation’s capital. At the same time, they've pegged the Buccaneers anywhere between -9 to -10 in point-spread betting markets. The public is high on Tampa Bay to both win and cover as the massive road favorites, but will it be so straightforward against a Washington side that’s desperate to salvage some respect in 2021?

Washington Football Team vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 10 NFL Betting Odds, Picks, and Preview

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-2-0, 3-5-0 ATS) vs Washington Football Team (2-6-0, 1-7-0 ATS)

Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021

Start Time: 1:00 PM ET

Location: FedEx Field, Landover

TV Coverage: FOX

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview

The Buccaneers shot themselves in the foot and stumbled to a 36-27 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 8. From start to finish, it was a sloppy, error-filled, disorganized hot mess. Tampa Bay might have well as put a bow on the game, gifting two interceptions and a fumble generously to the Saints.

It’s hard to say the Saints beat the Buccaneers when it was the Buccaneers that beat themselves. When the turnover battle is lost, multiple penalties are committed (11 for 99 yards!), and 13 points donated, expecting to win is a bit rich. Tom Brady did rally his side as they clawed their way back to within two points, but he threw a pick-six in the last minutes of the game. It was the final nail in the coffin.

Washington Football Team Preview

Washington’s season has offered little joy to its faithful since Week 4 – the last time the Football Team enjoyed a modicum of respect as a .500 team. Four straight losses ensued, plunging the defending NFC East champions into the division’s basement with a 2-6 record.

The schedule did them no favors with dates against the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, and Denver Broncos. Ron Rivera’s side struggled in all four and lost by margins of seven points or higher. But Washington’s problems go deeper than simple matchup issues.

Washington’s offense is unpredictable with Taylor Heinicke at quarterback. Against the Broncos, they had a chance to tie the game late, only for Heinicke’s interception to stall the offense. Another opportunity came when Melvin Gordon fumbled the ball and set up the Football Team on the Broncos’ 24-yard line in the dying minutes of the game. What happened? Nothing. Heinicke fritted away the opportunity with his last pass sailing gaily out of the end zone, totally out of anyone’s reach.

WFT vs. Buccaneers Odds

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Lookahead NFL lines set Tampa Bay at -7.5, but following Week 9, the line reopened on Tampa Bay -9 with several sportsbooks. Early betting promptly pushed up the line to -9.5 or -10, depending on where you look.

The game total opened on 51.5 points, up by half-a-point from the lookahead line of 51. For the most part, bettors can find both these numbers on the NFL odds board with several market operators.

Consensus betting reports show almost 85% of the public is on Tampa Bay to cover, while 60% is on the under for the game total.

WFT vs. Buccaneers Betting Predictions and Picks

On paper, this appears to be a straightforward matchup – a clash between a heavyweight and a lightweight. The Buccaneers are in good shape behind a 6-2 record, which puts them in first place in the NFC South, and while they are coming off a loss in their last outing, they’re still regarded highly by bookmakers.

The same can’t be said of the Washington Football Team, who’ve taken a giant step backward in 2021 to arrive at the doorstep of Week 10 with a lowly 2-6 record and bottom place in the NFC East.

Nothing about Washington suggests they can go toe-to-toe with the Buccaneers, so a win is likely on the cards for Tampa Bay. However, in terms of betting, the value is in the point spread rather than the moneyline.

If Tom Brady and Co. come out with anything less than laser focus, this game might not fall in line with the NFL odds. Knowing the consummate professional and fierce competitor that Tom Terrific is, it’s hard to imagine he’ll be anything but focused for this game. The loss to the Saints didn’t sit well with the veteran, so he’s likely to have the Bucs motivated to atone for that misstep.

Thus, Tampa Bay to both win and cover as the 9-point road favorite (if you can still grab that number) is worth the tickle. The only thing that might mess with this pick is if Rivera decides to swap quarterbacks and start Kyle Allen instead of Taylor Heinicke. That's not to suggest Washington will win with Allen, but rather it might strengthen its case for the cover as the home underdog. Since there’s been no word on that score yet, it’s best to stick with the Buccaneers here.

WFT vs. Buccaneers Betting Picks: Buccaneers -9

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