The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-7, -298) are playing the Philadelphia Eagles (+7, +255) this Thursday at 8:20 PM EDT. The over / under is set at 52.5.
The Buccaneers last played 4 days ago, beating the Dolphins in a 45-17 blowout. The Eagles last game was 4 days ago, when they beat the Panthers 21-18.
Tom Brady continues to impress at age 44, throwing for 411 passing yards last weekend against the Miami Dolphins. It was actually the first time in Brady’s career that he threw for 400+ yards and 5 touchdowns in a single game. Ironically enough, the Buccaneers have not covered the spread in their last 7 prime time games. On the other hand, the Eagles are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games as a home underdog.
The Buccaneers will unquestionably rely on receivers Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown. Philadelphia will seek a strong performance out of former Alabama and Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts. The Eagles defense, which has held opponents to 18 points or less in 3 of 5 games this year, will also prove critical.
What to watch for: the total has gone UNDER in 13 of the last 17 Eagles homes games. The Buccaneers are also 12-1 straight up in the their last 13 games. The OVER has also hit in 4 of the 5 games this year for Tampa Bay.
We’re going with hot Shark player mdedwards84 and taking Tampa Bay Buccaneers -7 (+100). While this number is certainly a large spread, the Buccaneers simply have too many weapons for the Eagles to handle. We also like the UNDER 52.5, as we do not feel the Eagles will put up enough points to suffice this total.
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