On Straight Outta Vegas with RJ Bell, RJ and the crew react to a late line move in Las Vegas for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys week 1 matchup. The line currently sits at Tampa Bay minus -8 and RJ makes the case that though this is a perfect storm for Tampa because of their public support and Dallas injuries, he stresses that minus -8 is a big shift, making it riskier opposed to earlier betting lines.
RJ Bell: "So at one point, the line went up to minus -7 for Tampa, because concerns about Dak's arm injury or strength, and then it went up even more as the problems continued for Dallas, though not really problems by the accounts of the Cowboys. Now, it's up to Tampa at minus -8. This is driven by the injuries which feel like these 50/50s seem to be falling against Dallas."
"A.J. Hoffman: "It feels that way and also the late money... This is a rare spot where the Cowboys aren't the public darling because they are playing against Tom Brady."
RJ Bell: "So this is what a good line is: a good line is everyone that is seeing all the positive Tampa, is saying 'yea but I wish it was at -7,' and everyone thinking about Dallas is saying, 'you know I wouldn't play Dallas really but man, over a touchdown, the back door is open.' So that is the perfect line at -8.