Cowboys vs. Buccaneers Odds, Predictions, More: How To Bet 2021 NFL Kickoff This Thursday Night

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  • The defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers will take on the Cowboys in Tampa tonight — here's how you can bet the game.
  • Betting on the NFL for the first time? We've got you covered.

The Cowboys head to Raymond James Stadium to take on the reigning Super Bowl champion Bucs to kickoff the 2021 NFL season on Thursday Night Football. Find all the key information about the game and how to bet it below.

When Is 2021 NFL Kickoff?

The 2021 NFL season kicks off with its opening night matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8:20 p.m. ET on NBC).

How To Watch 2021 NFL Kickoff

You can watch the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers in the 2021 NFL kickoff game on NBC.

How To Bet 2021 NFL Kickoff

It's been a long seven months since the NFL was in action, but it finally returns with its 2021 kickoff this Thursday night, featuring the Cowboys at Buccaneers.

Here's how to bet the season opener:

  1. Determine whether you're in a legal betting state here
  2. Find a sportsbook to bet at — we've outlined which have the best promos here
  3. Navigate to the 'NFL' menu
  4. Find the Bucs-Cowboys section
  5. Click the odds you want to bet on
  6. Enter your bet amount in the bet slip

If this is your first time betting, we have an extensive library of stories in our Sports Betting 101 hub, covering everything from what a point spread is to what "key numbers" are and why they're important to NFL betting.

Cowboys vs. Bucs Odds

The Buccaneers are listed as 8.5-point favorites against the Cowboys as of writing, while the over/under is priced at 51.5 points. Find up-to-the-minute NFL odds here.

2021 NFL Kickoff Predictions & Advice

Sean Koerner, our Director of Predictive Analytics, outlines how he's betting the season opener here. (Spoiler alert: He's expecting plenty of points.)

2021 NFL Kickoff Betting Tips

Our NFL betting expert, Stuckey, refreshes his top 10 tips for betting on the league heading into the 2021 season:

  1. Don't Overreact
  2. Don't Chase
  3. Avoid Parlays
  4. Stop Buying Unnecessary Points
  5. Only Tease When it's Wong
  6. Shop Around
  7. Respect the Market
  8. Don't Forget About Live Betting
  9. Specialize
  10. Track Your Bets
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