Bucs vs. Football Team Total Prediction
The final game of NFL’s triple header on Saturday will take place in Washington where the Football Team will host the Tampa Bay Bucs at 8:15 p.m. ET. With the number dropping from 46.5 down to 44.5, is the under the play tonight in D.C.?
145 Tampa Bay Bucs (-8) at 146 Washington Football Team (+8); o/u 44.5
8:15 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 9, 2021
Venue: FedExField, Landover, MD
Tampa Bay Bucs DFS Spin
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports Mike Evans "plans to play" in the Wild Card game against the Football Team. Evans is officially listed as questionable after getting in some practice work late in the week. It's possible that he plays in a reduced role, especially if the Bucs jump out to a big lead as touchdown favorites. Evans' status will be monitored up until kickoff. Scotty Miller would be a three-receiver set starter if Evans is ultimately scratched.
Washington Football Team DFS Spin
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports there's a "real chance" Taylor Heinicke starts the Wild Card game against the Bucs. Smith's calf injury is reportedly still sore and "hasn't loosened up" after pushing through the strain in Week 17. Smith certainly didn't look anywhere near full health last Sunday and would be playing at less than full health again if he ends up suiting up through his questionable tag. Heinicke would be a slight downgrade to Washington's chances of pulling the upset. The 27-year-old has 77 career pass attempts. Heinicke has been taking first-team reps in practice all week.
Bucs vs. Football Team Betting Prediction
The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams and is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Washington. The under is also 5-0 in the Bucs’ last five playoff games as a favorite and is 4-1 in their last five games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
On the other side, the under is a perfect 5-0 in Washington’s last five games overall, is 4-0 in its last four games as an underdog and is 4-0 in its last four conference games. The under has also cashed in six straight home games for the Football Team.
NFL WILD CARD PREDICTION: BUCS/FOOTBALL TEAM UNDER 44.5