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Philadelphia Eagles vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Picks & Predictions
Wildcard weekend of the 2023 NFL playoffs will close with a matchup between the NFC South champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-8) and the visiting Philadelphia Eagles (11-6). Betting markets for the game are available across NFL betting apps including moneylines, spreads, totals, player and team props, and several parlay options of the above. You can also claim your share of NFL betting promos for Monday Night's NFC clash.
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Head-to-Head: Philadelphia Eagles vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Some teams are guilty of losing steam and backing into the playoffs once in a while, but few teams freefall into the postseason like the Eagles did this year. After running out to a 10-1 record in the regular season, putting them alone at the top of the league standings and in the driver’s seat for the first-round bye, Philadelphia lost five of their last six games to drop out of the lead in their division.
The Eagles offense struggled throughout the year – their talent at the skill positions has won them several close games but overall hasn’t compensated for uninspiring scheme and playcalling. Jalen Hurts finished the season with 23 touchdowns to 15 interceptions, the third-highest total in the league. Their defense has been worse, ranking 29th in DVOA and 30th in points allowed per game (25.2).
Tampa Bay hasn’t been great all season, as their record shows, but they managed to emerge victorious in five of their last six games to claim an NFC South division that remained wide open until the end. Their defense has been sufficient, ranking 14th in DVOA and 7th in points allowed per game (19.1). Baker Mayfield finished the regular season with 4,044 passing yards and 28 touchdowns against only 10 interceptions. Mike Evans tied for a league-high 13 receiving touchdowns on 79 catches for 1,255 yards.
These teams last played in September of this season, when the Eagles won 25-11 in Tampa. Prior to that, the Buccaneers had won each of their last four meetings with the Eagles dating back to 2015.
How to Bet on Philadelphia Eagles vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Betting markets on the Eagles and Buccaneers will be available at online sportsbooks across America. Make sure to browse your available options to find the best odds for the bets you want to make, as well as any unique props or sports betting promotions for the game.
In addition, check the injury report before finalizing any bold bets. Player health is a huge variable in the outcome of NFL games, and the report is a vital publicly available resource to get up-to-date information about how availability is trending.
Philadelphia Eagles vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds
- Money Line: Philadelphia Eagles -158, Tampa Bay Buccaneers +134
- Spread: PHI -3.0
- Total: o/u 43.5
Betting Tips for Philadelphia Eagles vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- The Eagles are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The Buccaneers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The Eagles have scored first in 15 of their last 21 games.
- The Buccaneers have scored last in 13 of their last 18 games.
- The 4Q Game Total Under has hit in 8 of the Eagles’ last 9 games.
Philadelphia Eagles vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Predictions
The spread leans Eagles, but not by much. Momentum can change any given week and the playoffs are far more important to the Eagles’ staff and players than any of their preceding games, but their recent tape is what it is. It’s hard to watch how both of these teams were playing in December and think that Philly should be favored to win in Tampa.
Prediction: Tampa Bay Buc +3