NFL football gambling expectations are falling fast for the Washington Redskins as their overall lack of talent and depth is costing them value with the odds NFL.
The Washington Redskins will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an NFC matchup that will be telecast on FOX with a starting time of 1 PM ET. Sports Gambling opened with Tampa Bay as a 1 point road favorite and with a total of 41.
Tampa Bay has a NFL gambling record of 7-5 straight up and 8-4 against the spread with an even 6-6 split on totals so far. The Bucs are in third place in the NFC South and very much alive in the wild card playoff hunt. Last week Tampa Bay lost to South Division leading Atlanta 28-24 as 3 point home dogs for their second straight up loss in a row.
Tampa Bay has been at their best on the road this year with 6 payouts in 6 road games. Defense is where the Bucs have shown the most improvement as they rank 14th in the NFL for points allowed while the offense ranks 23rd for scoring. Josh Freeman has shown marked improvement at quarterback and has just under 2500 yards passing.
Washington has a record of 5-7 straight up and 5-6-1 with the NFL betting lines as they have gone under the total in 7 of 12 games. The Redskins are coming off a 31-7 loss at the New York Giants in a dreadful effort for their 2nd consecutive loss and 4th defeat in the last 5 games.
Washington has gone under the total in 3 consecutive games. The defense ranks dead last in the NFL while the offense ranks 28th in scoring. Mike Shanahan is earning those big bucks he was paid to take over as coach and the rebuilding job looks to be bigger than expected.
While Tampa Bay has much to play for the Redskins have proven to be a dangerous team at times against NFL football gambling playoff contenders so the Bucs had better be focused. This game will be a good indicator of how much the Redskins respect coach Mike Shanahan as they would be expected to quit in past years in this setup.