NFL Wild Card Monday Betting Odds

In the Monday night game to wrap up the NFL’s wild-card round, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Dallas Cowboys.

At Bovada Sportsbook, the Cowboys are 2.5-point road favorites. The Cowboys finished second in the NFC East, going 12-5 straight up and 10-7 against the spread this season. Dallas ended the regular season on a sour note last week, falling to the Washington Commanders 26-6 as a 7.5-point favorite.

Dallas favored despite recent playoff struggles

With that loss, Dallas is 2-2 SU and ATS in its last four games. On the road, the Cowboys are a disappointing 2-4 SU and ATS in their last six and 4-4 SU and ATS this season. As a road favorite, they’re 3-3 SU and ATS in their last six.

Playoff success has eluded the Cowboys for decades. In their last five playoff games, the Cowboys are 1-4 SU and ATS, and in their last 14 playoff games they’re 3-11 SU and ATS. On the road in the playoffs, Dallas has lost eight straight with a 2-6 record ATS. When favored in the playoffs, they’ve been a massive disappointment for bettors at 1-7 ATS in their last eight.

Tampa Bay won the NFC South despite going 8-9 SU and 4-12-1 ATS this season. Last week, the Buccaneers lost to the Atlanta Falcons 30-17 as a 6-point underdog, falling to 3-4 SU and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games.

Bucs have covered in only 2 of last 15 games

At home, the Buccaneers are 4-1 SU and 2-2-1 ATS in their last five, and this season at home they were 5-4 SU and 2-6-1 ATS. As an underdog, they’ve lost three straight both SU and ATS, and as a home underdog they’re 2-7 SU and 4-4-1 ATS in their last nine. They’ve been one of the worst bets in the NFL this season with a 2-12-1 ATS record in their last 15 games.

In the playoffs, Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS in its last six games. At home in the playoffs, the Buccaneers are 2-3 SU and ATS in their last five, and 5-3 SU and 4-4 ATS in their last eight. As an underdog in the playoffs, they’ve won five straight.

Back in Week 1, the Buccaneers defeated the Cowboys 19-3 as a 2.5-point road favorite. In their last six vs the Cowboys, the Buccaneers are 3-3 SU and 4-1-1 ATS. At home to the Cowboys, the Bucs are 4-2 SU and 3-3 ATS in their last six games. As an underdog vs Dallas, Tampa Bay is 1-7 SU in the last eight.