Bucc vs Cowboys 2021 NFL Kickoff Game odds. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got off to a strong start in Tom Brady’s first year with the team last season, winning six of their first eight games. They hit a bump in the road as they headed into their bye week with three losses in four contests, but returned to win their final four regular-season games and four straight in the playoffs, including Super Bowl LV. Tampa Bay begins the defense of that championship when it hosts the Dallas Cowboys in the 2021 NFL Kickoff Game on Thursday.
Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. ET in Tampa Bay. Caesars Sportsbook lists Tampa Bay as an eight-point home favorite, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 51.5 in the latest Buccaneers vs. Cowboys odds. Before making any Cowboys vs. Buccaneers picks, make sure to check out the expert NFL predictions from SportsLine NFL expert R.J. White.
White, a Fantasy and gambling editor for CBS Sports and SportsLine, ended the 2020 season on an 80-59 run on all NFL picks, returning more than $1,400 during that span. That success is no surprise, as White has cashed huge twice in the world’s most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, White has set his sights on Buccaneers vs. Cowboys in the NFL Kickoff Game 2021 and just revealed his NFL expert picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several NFL odds and betting trends for Cowboys vs. Bucs:
Prescott only managed to lead Dallas to one victory in four games before getting injured, but he was putting up impressive numbers. The 28-year-old amassed 1,690 passing yards in those contests, overtaking Kurt Warner (1,557) for most in his team’s first four games in NFL history. Prescott threw for at least 450 yards in three straight contests from Week 2 to Week 4 to become the first in league annals to accomplish the feat.
Even without Prescott under center, Dallas’ receiving duo of Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb had productive years in 2020. The 27-year-old Cooper led the team with a career-high 92 catches and 1,114 yards while finishing even with Lamb and Michael Gallup with five touchdown receptions. Selected out of Oklahoma with the 17th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the 22-year-old Lamb hauled in 74 passes for 935 yards, which ranked second behind Minnesota’s Justin Jefferson (1,400) for most among rookies.