Buccaneers vs Washington Predictions and Expert Picks for NFL Wild Card Game

Buccaneers vs Washington predictions and expert picks for NFL Wild Card game.
Buccaneers vs Washington predictions and expert picks for NFL Wild Card game. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5) are in the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2007 and take on the Washington Football Team (7-9) in the Wild Card round on Saturday night. The Buccaneers have won four straight games and head into this one as 7.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL betting odds.

Can the Washington Football Team keep their crazy season alive by pulling off a major upset? Here is what the experts are predicting to happen in the Buccaneers-Washington Wild Card showdown.

Buccaneers vs Washington Picks Wild Card

CBS Sports picks are from their panel of experts, numberFire picks are from their NFL game projections, Sporting News picks are from Vinnie Iyer and betting favorites are from FanDuel Sportsbook's Wild Card NFL odds.

CBS Sports: Buccaneers (5)
numberFire: Buccaneers
Sporting News: Buccaneers
Betting Favorite: Buccaneers -7.5

Against the Spread:
CBS Sports: Washington (4), Buccaneers (1)
Sporting News: Washington

No one is predicting an upset here as all of the experts and analysts expect the Buccaneers to emerge victorious in this matchup. However, the majority of them believe that Washington will be able to keep this one close enough to end up covering the spread.

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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