The most surprising line on the board for Wildcard Week is the total in the Cowboys – Bucs matchup. The Buccaneers only exceeded 23 points twice in the entire regular season. Tom Brady continues to rack up passing yards, but he has no running game to lean on as the Bucs are the NFL’s worst rushing team. The Bucs’ defense comes in as healthy as it has been in several weeks, as they helped the team to go under in 11 of their regular season games. The Cowboys have a more explosive and efficient offense than Tampa Bay, but they come into Monday night’s matchup off their worst offensive performance of the season against Washington. We feel this total should have been set at 41 or 42 and we are getting significant line value here. We’ll play under the 45.5 with our friends at BetUS.
Prediction: Under 45.5