Last Updated on January 16, 2023 3:39 pm by Erwin Noguera
The 2023 NFL Wildcard Round action begins this weekend, where 12 teams will battle it out for the six remaining spots in the Divisional Round, where the first seeds of each Conference, the Eagles, and the Chiefs, are waiting.
This season saw a solid performance by the Eastern teams, with three qualifying for the playoffs, including the top seed of the Conference, the Philadelphia Eagles, with a record of 14 wins and only three losses.
However, each team will have to keep their sanity this weekend as they depend on a win to stay in the race for the next Super Bowl LVII, to be played in February at Arizona.
Monday, January 16 at 08:15 PM ET at the Raymond James Stadium
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Why Bet on the Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys superstar quarterback Dak Prescott knows he has his team’s ticket to the Divisional Round in his hands. But he will have to fight it out with Tom Brady and his Buccaneers next Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
The Cowboys finished the regular season with a 12-5 record and secured fifth place in the National Conference and the first Wild Card spot in the NFC.
Before facing the Washington Commanders in Week 18, the Cowboys showed some improvement defensively. That’s a facet that had burdened the team before falling off in the second half of the schedule. Still, this team will go as far as their quarterback will allow them.
Undoubtedly, the Cowboy’s offense is one of the most balanced in the league. Highlighting the ground game, they accumulated 150 or more yards in eight games.
Tony Pollard is a beast in open space thanks to his elusiveness and excellent hands when he gets out of the backfield. Pollard ranks 10th in the NFL in rushing touchdowns (nine) and seventh in yards per carry (5.2).
Why Bet on the Buccaneers
On the other hand, we have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the fourth team to reach the Playoffs with a losing record as divisional champion in an entire season. Of the previous three, two won a game in the Postseason (Seahawks in 2010 and Panthers in 2014).
The legendary Tom Brady has a 7-0 record when playing against the Cowboys and is looking to remain undefeated in this stretch after this Wild Card game.
There is no doubt that Tampa Bay’s offense depends solely on Brady’s form. The Buccaneer’s offense finished second in passing yards per game with 269.8.
Brady added another season with over 4,500 yards per pass and threw 25 touchdown passes.
Mike Evans continues to dominate on the outside with his receptions. Evans has the leaping ability to make contested catches consistently and is one of Brady’s favorite targets in the team’s offenses.
Final Betting Analysis: Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
There is no doubt that we will have a real clash of titans to close this Wild Card round between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
At MyBookie.ag, we can see that there is a Moneyline that favors Dallas Cowboys at -142, while Tampa Bay Buccaneers start at +119.
The Cowboys dominate the particular series against Tampa Bay with a crushing 15-6 record, so it is another point to highlight where confidence plays a lot in the game.
That said, our winner tab for this game is for the Dallas Cowboys, and, in addition, we suggest the SPREAD bet on the Cowboys at -2.5.
Look for a straight win on the Moneyline Dallas Cowboys. If you put $100 on the Cowboys at -600, you’ll be looking at a $70.42 win with a total payout of $170.42.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Pick: Dallas Cowboys