When the Buccaneers (4-1) journey to Philadelphia to tackle the Eagles (2-3) on “Thursday Night time Soccer” (8:20 p.m. ET, Fox, NFL Community or Amazon Prime Video), it will likely be a battle of two groups that had totally different Week 5 wins.
Tampa Bay destroyed Miami at house with Tom Brady and the offense doing no matter it needed. Jalen Hurts and Philadelphia got here again to shock Carolina late on the highway.
The Bucs return to the Northeast attempting to do higher than their Patriots escape in Week 4. The Eagles are in search of their first win at house after dropping there to the Chiefs in Week 4.
Here is all the things to find out about betting on Buccaneers vs. Eagles in Week 6, together with up to date odds, developments and our prediction for “Thursday Night time Soccer.”
Eagles vs. Buccaneers odds for ‘Thursday Night time Soccer’
- Unfold: Buccaneers by 7
- Over/underneath: 52.5
- Moneyine: Buccaneers -290, Eagles +235
The road has been at a landing since early within the week. The over/underneath is tied to the Buccaneers’ relentless offense with Brady and the Eagles’ good-rallying offense with Hurts.
(betting odds per FanDuel Sportsbook)
Eagles vs. Buccaneers all-time collection
The Eagles maintain the slight edge total 10-9. The Buccaneers have received the previous two conferences, 27-21 in 2018 and 45-17 in 2015. Earlier than then the Eagles have been driving a three-game successful streak. Earlier than that the Bucs had a three-game run of their very own to counter an Eagles’ four-game surge beginning in 2000.
Three developments to know
—A whopping 81 % of unfold bettors suppose the quantity is just too huge in favor of the Buccaneers and imagine the Eagles will cowl as house night time underdogs.
—An excellent greater 93 % of over/underneath bettors suppose the early-week high-point complete remains to be a bit low given Brady and Hurts.
—The Buccaneers are 9-1 straight up and 6-4 in opposition to the unfold of their previous 10 video games with the entire going over 7 occasions. The Eagles are 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS of their previous 10 video games. The entire has gone over in half of them.
Three issues to observe
Thumbs up for Brady
Brady is coming into the sport with a proper thumb damage. However he is also coming into the sport after throwing for 411 yards and 5 TDs in opposition to the Dolphins final week. The Eagles have had success vs. Matt Ryan, Jimmy Garoppolo and Sam Darnold defensively. However in addition they have been ripped by Patrick Mahomes and Dak Prescott. Search for extra of the latter.
Who will assist Hurts?
The Eagles will likely be extra pass-happy right here than traditional however with tight finish Dallas Goedert (COVID-19 record) on the shelf, they want some playmakers to step up for any probability of any upset. Rookie first-round huge receiver DeVonta Smith and second tight finish Zach Ertz must be key, however in addition they have to get their gifted working backs, Miles Sanders and rookie Kenneth Gainwell, concerned within the passing recreation. The Bucs have been gutted within the secondary and likewise will likely be with out linebacker Lavonte David (ankle).
How will the Eagles cowl the Bucs?
There is no Rob Gronkowski once more at tight finish to trigger protection issues, however between Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown, the Eagles could have points. Prime cornerback Darius Slay is again in elite type, however Steven Nelson and Avonte Maddox are lot extra susceptible. Search for Godwin to be the most important difference-maker this week after Evans and Brown made the large performs final week.
Stats that matter
142 speeding yards per recreation, 4.3 yards per carry. These are the averages the Eagles are giving up in run protection, placing them No. 30 within the NFL. Their defensive technique has been enjoying two excessive safeties to guard in opposition to the large play. Brady will see that and provides characteristic again Leonard Fournette one other heavy dose of handoffs when wanted.
Eagles vs. Buccaneers prediction
The Eagles are a slow-starting offense. The Buccaneers like to leap on groups with Brady and their explosive huge receivers. The Eagles not desirous to run the ball a lot away from Hurts is an efficient technique, given Tampa Bay boasts the dominant No. 1 run protection. The Buccaneers will defend Brady properly and let him function at excessive stage on intermediate routes, whereas Hurts does not have sufficient firepower to mount a critical comeback.
Buccaneers 34, Eagles 22