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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles prediction 1-15-24 NFL Picks

Philadelphia Eagles (11-6) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-8)
January 15, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3 Over/Under: +44
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The Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off on Monday in the NFL Wild Card playoff round at Raymond James Stadium. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Eagles vs Buccaneers prediction.

What is Wrong With the Eagles?

Early in the season, there was all the talk about the Eagles winning the Super Bowl, but right now there isn’t a whole lot of confidence for them to even win this game and make it out of the Wild Card round. In the last game against the New York Giants, the Eagles didn’t rest the players and they still lost 27-10. Jalen Hurts ended up getting hurt and Marcus Mariota ended up throwing for 148 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Jalen Hurts on the season has thrown for 3,858 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions. Hurts doesn’t look right, and they are going to need him to figure it out quickly. Hurts is dealing with a finger injury now but it’s hard to imagine he’s going to not play here. A.J. Brown is dealing with a knee injury and it’s unclear if he’s going to be able to go here.

Eagles Betting Trends

  • The Eagles have lost three of their last four games as favorites.
  • The Eagles have failed to cover the spread in each of their last six games.
  • The Eagles have lost the first quarter in four of their last six games as road favorites following a loss.
  • The Eagles have scored the first touchdown in each of their last five Monday games as favorites.
  • The Eagles have won the first half in each of their last four road games following a road loss.

People Kept Waiting for the Buccaneers to Fail

People seemed to keep waiting for the Buccaneers to fail and maybe it was because of a bad NFC South, but they were able to win the division and make the playoffs. In the last game against the Carolina Panthers, the offense only managed nine points but the defense didn’t give up any points. Baker Mayfield completed 20 of his 32 passes for 137 yards. They allowed Bryce Young to only throw for 94 yards and the defense is going to be the key here. Overall this season the Buccaneers are averaging 20.5 points while their defense is giving up 19.1 points per game.

Eagles Betting Trends

  • The Buccaneers have won each of their last three games as underdogs.
  • The Buccaneers have failed to cover the spread in each of their last five home games against NFC opponents.
  • The Buccaneers have lost the first quarter in seven of their last eight games at Raymond James Stadium following a win.
  • The Buccaneers have lost the first half in each of their last four games as underdogs against NFC East opponents.
  • Eight of the Buccaneers’ last nine games as underdogs in Florida have gone UNDER the total points line.

Eagles vs Buccaneers Betting Prediction

I don’t really love this game, and there are better games to bet over the weekend in the NFL. At any time it feels like Jalen Hurts should just turn it around, but I am just not sold on it happening. The Buccaneers defense really stepped up in the last game, and they are going to make life really tough on the Eagles offense. Hurts is going to continue to turn over the ball and that is going to be the difference as the Buccaneers are going to get the job done here. Back the Buccaneers against the spread.


Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Bucs +3

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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