Eagles vs Buccaneers Odds, Prediction, Betting Trends for NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’
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When the Buccaneers (4-1) travel to Philadelphia to face the Eagles (2-3) on “Thursday Night Football” (8:20 pm ET, Fox, NFL Network or Amazon Prime Video), it will be a two-team battle. who had different wins in Week 5.
Tampa Bay destroyed Miami at home with Tom Brady and the offense doing what it wanted. Jalen Hurts and Philadelphia returned to surprise Carolina at the end of the tour.
The Bucs return to the Northeast trying to do better than their Patriots escaped in Week 4. The Eagles are looking for their first home win after losing there to the Chiefs in Week 4.
Here’s everything you need to know about Buccaneers vs. Eagles betting in Week 6, including updated odds, trends, and our prediction for “Thursday Night Football.”
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Eagles vs Buccaneers odds for ‘Thursday Night Football’
- Spread: Buccaneers for 7
- Below: 52.5
- Moneyine: Buccaneers -290, Eagles +235
The line has been on a touchdown since the beginning of the week. The over / under is tied to the Buccaneers ‘relentless offense with Brady and the Eagles’ good offense with Hurts.
(Betting odds by FanDuel Sportsbook)
Eagles vs Buccaneers all-time series
The Eagles hold a slight 10-9 lead overall. The Buccaneers won the last two games, 27-21 in 2018 and 45-17 in 2015. Before that, the Eagles had a three-game winning streak. Before that, the Bucs had their own three-game streak to counter the Eagles’ four-game increase from 2000.
Three trends to know
A whopping 81 percent of spread bettors think the number is too large in favor of the Buccaneers and believe the Eagles will cover themselves as home night losers.
—An even greater 93 percent of over / under bettors believe the highest point total from earlier in the week is still a bit low considering Brady and Hurts.
—The Buccaneers are 9-1 outright and 6-4 off the margin in their last 10 games for a total of 7 times. The Eagles are 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games. The total has been exceeded in half of them.
Three things to look at
Thumbs up for Brady
Brady comes into the game with a right thumb injury. But he’s also entering the game after throwing for 411 yards and 5 TDs against the Dolphins last week. The Eagles have been successful against Matt Ryan, Jimmy Garoppolo and Sam Darnold on defense. But they were also ripped apart by Patrick Mahomes and Dak Prescott. Look for more of the latter.
Who will help Hurts?
The Eagles will be happier with passing here than usual, but with tight end Dallas Goedert (COVID-19 list) on the shelf, they need some playmaker to step up for any chance of surprise. Rookie first-round wide receiver DeVonta Smith and second tight end Zach Ertz should be key, but they also need to engage their talented running backs, Miles Sanders and rookie Kenneth Gainwell, in the passing game. The Bucs have been gutted in high school and they won’t have linebacker Lavonte David (ankle) either.
How will the Eagles cover the Bucs?
There is no Rob Gronkowski again at tight end causing coverage problems, but between Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown, the Eagles will have problems. Top cornerback Darius Slay is back in elite form, but Steven Nelson and Avonte Maddox are far more vulnerable. Expect Godwin to be the one who makes the biggest difference this week after Evans and Brown made the big plays last week.
Statistics that matter
142 rushing yards per game, 4.3 yards per carry. Those are the averages the Eagles are giving up in rushing defense, putting them at No. 30 in the NFL. His defensive strategy has been to play two highs to protect himself from the big play. Brady will see that and give Leonard Fournette another big dose of transfers when needed.
Eagles vs Buccaneers prediction
The Eagles are a slow-start offense. The Buccaneers like to jump on teams with Brady and his explosive wide receivers. That the Eagles don’t want to run the ball too far away from Hurts is a good strategy, given that Tampa Bay has the dominant number one running defense. The Buccaneers will protect Brady well and allow him to operate at a high level on intermediate routes, while Hurts does not have enough firepower to mount a serious comeback.
Bucaneros 34, Aguilas 22
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