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Redskins-Bucs Betting Preview: Will Alex Smith Keep Pace With Tampa?

Nov 11, 2018 8:10 AM EST

Brad Mills, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Alex Smith

Betting odds: Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

  • Spread: Buccaneers -3
  • Over/Under: 51
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: FOX

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Betting market: After opening at a pick ‘em, this line has gradually moved towards Tampa Bay since Sunday night. At the time of writing the Bucs were getting just more than 50% of bets, but 80%+ of the money, which has helped them move all the way to -3. The Sports Insights’ line predictor tool believes that they’ll move to -3.5, too (see live betting data here). —Mark Gallant

Trends to know: Alex Smith is not known as a gunslinger. In games against opposing quarterbacks who can chuck it, Smith has struggled to cover.

According to our Bet Labs data, Smith is 5-10-2 against the spread in the regular season when facing an opposing offense that is averaging at least 300 passing yards per game. Tampa Bay leads the league in passing, averaging 357 yards per game. — John Ewing

As John noted, Smith and the Redskins face a high-flying Bucs team averaging 28.6 points per game. In Smith’s career, he has faced a team averaging at least 28 PPG on 13 different occasions and is 5-8-1 ATS, failing to cover the spread by 4 PPG. — Evan Abrams

If the Redskins get down early, there may be an opportunity to profit on Washington in the second half.



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