- Amari Cooper’s receiving yards total is set at 66.5 yards with (-115) odds on both sides.
- Ezekiel Elliot has a receiving yard total of 23.5 yards with both sides having (-115) odds.
- Scotty Miller has a (-115) betting line to have OVER 9.5 receiving yards during Thursday’s game.
TAMPA – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night in the first regular-season NFL game of the 2021-2022 season. Prop bets are now available for the matchup.
Amari Cooper Receiving Total (66.5 Yards)
WR Amari Cooper, despite what fantasy drafts may say, is still the No. 1 receiver for the Dallas Cowboys and a proven favorite target of Dak Prescott. Yet, regulated sports betting sites are still offering his receiving yards total at a pedestrian number.
Amari Cooper Receiving Yards Total
- OVER 66.5 -115
- UNDER 66.5 -115
Cooper had at least 67 yards in each game Prescott played in last season and averaged over 100 yards per game in those games. Furthermore, he reached this mark in 10 of his 16 games a year ago.
Ezekiel Elliott Receiving Total (23.5 Yards)
Ezekiel Elliott averaged 39.75 receiving yards per game in the first four games of the season last year. With Prescott under center, Elliott becomes a much bigger threat in the passing game. NFL betting sites have his total set at a modest mark that seems obtainable for the running back.
Ezekiel Elliott Receiving Yards Total
- OVER 23.5 -115
- UNDER 23.5 -115
The game is expected to be in Tampa Bay’s favor and if that does end up being the case, the Cowboys could be left playing catch up. This would open up even more opportunities for Elliott to hit this mark.
Scotty Miller Receiving Total (9.5 Yards)
WR Scotty Miller was a big part of the offense in the first half of the 2020 season but fell off the radar as the season progressed. He averaged over 60 yards per game through the first six weeks of the season but only averaged 14.4 yards in the last seven weeks of the year.
Regardless, giving Tom Brady someone who claims to be the fastest wide receiver in the NFL and setting the total at such a low number seems odd.
Scotty Miller Receiving Yards Total
- OVER 9.5 -115
- UNDER 9.5 -115
Miller hit this total in 10 of the 16 regular-season games and in three of the four postseason games. Miller averaged 15.2 yards per reception last season, essentially meaning he just needs one catch to go north of his set total. Sure, he’s fourth on the depth chart but he’ll get his opportunities with Brady’s history of spreading around the targets on the field.
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