DraftKings Dallas Cowboys vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 1 NFL Promo: Tampa Bay +73
All DraftKings users are eligible to bet on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to cover a +73 spread against the Dallas Cowboys in the 2021 NFL season opener on Thursday, September 9. This is not a typo, as DraftKings is literally offering even money on Tampa Bay to either win or lose by less than 73 points.
With a $50 maximum bet at even money (+100), users can get $50 in the near-certain event that the Bucs do not lose by more than 73 points. An NFL team hasn’t lost by 73 points since 1940.
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Dallas Cowboys vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 1 Player Prop
Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) over 19.5 receiving yards (-105)
However, he’ll be greeted by the league’s best rush defense from a year ago. With their “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mantra, Tampa Bay is returning all 22 starters from both sides of the ball this season. As it’s unlikely they’ll be shifting their defensive philosophy, we can lean on the fact that the Bucs allowed the 9th-most receiving yards to running backs last season, on the second-most targets and second-most receptions. Additionally, the Bucs permitted a running back to hit at least 20 receiving yards in 10 of their 16 regular-season games in 2020.
Prescott is coming off a shoulder injury. With the Cowboys’ offensive line not slated as the strength it once was, it’s in Dallas’ best interest to get the ball out of their quarterback’s hands quickly. Plus, it’s not like this line represents increased production. In the 61 games, Dak and Zeke have played together, the running back has averaged 29.1 receiving yards. In the five games they played together last season under new coach Mike McCarthy, Elliott notched more than 34 yards per game through the air. Back-up running back Tony Pollard will get some run, but make no mistake, Zeke is a crucial piece of the passing attack.
Four targets is the magic number here, with Elliott averaging 6.73 yards per target with Dak in his career. Even if you bring that down to the 5.4 yards per target the Bucs allowed to opposing running backs last season, we still get to the promised land of 20 yards on just 4 looks. I have the Ohio State product projected at 6 targets, and 26 yards in this one.