Washington Redskins (5-3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 11, 2018, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 51.5
The Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet Sunday in NFL action at Raymond James Stadium.
The Washington Redskins look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time this season while remaining in the NFC East hunt. The Washington Redskins have won two of their last three road games. Alex Smith is completing 63.5 percent of his passes for 1,867 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Smith has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 15 games. Jordan Reed and Paul Richardson have combined for 602 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Vernon Davis has 15 receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 121.9 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 604 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 21.5 points and 343.5 yards per game. Mason Foster leads the Washington Redskins with 69 tackles, Matt Ioannidis has 6.5 sacks and D.J. Swearinger has four interceptions.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need a victory here to save their season after losing five of their last six games. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won two of their last three home games. Jameis Winston is completing 64.9 percent of his passes for 1,181 yards, six touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick and have combined for 23 touchdown passes and 17 interceptions this season. Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson have combined for 1,412 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while O.J. Howard has 28 receptions. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ground game is averaging 90.1 yards per contest, and Peyton Barber leads the way with 376 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Tampa Bay is allowing 34.4 points and 414.3 yards per game. Lavonte David leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 64 tackles, Jason Pierre-Paul has eight sacks and Justin Evans has one interception.
The Redskins are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in November, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on grass. The Buccaneers are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. NFC, 18-8-1 ATS in their last 27 games in November and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Redskins are 1-4-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings, the road team is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the underdog is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Washington Redskins were rocked by the Atlanta Falcons last week, and they managed just 14 points and were 5-13 on third down against a brutal, burtal defense. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't winning games, but they trade punches well and score enough points with Fitzpatrick to the point you think they have a shot. The Washington Redskins have split their last 10 games ATS when an underdog of at least two points. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have failed to cover 10 of their last 12 games when a favorite of at least two points. Right when I was ready to hop on the Redskins bandwagon, they crap the bed at home against a poor defense. I'm not sure I can trust the Redskins again, especially on the road. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers score points and have an explosive offense. This could be a repeat of what we saw last week from Washington. I'll eat the chalk.