Wild Card Weekend: Eagles at Buccaneers Betting Preview
Three things you need to know before betting on Eagles-Buccaneers:
1. The Buccaneers have been dominant at home, going 10-1 straight-up and 9-2 against the spread in games played at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium over the past 13 months. They’ve outscored visiting opponents by an average margin of more than 20 points over the nine against-the-spread victories, scoring an average of more than 37 points per game while allowing an average of fewer than 17. Five of Tampa Bay’s past six home victories have been by 20 or more points.
2. With 6,119 total yards gained during the 2021 regular season, Philadelphia’s offense came within one yard of averaging 360 total yards per game. Tampa Bay is 12-4-1 against the spread since the start of the 202 season when facing an opponent with an offense that averages at least 350 total yards per game, which includes a 10-2 against-the-spread mark when facing such teams past the midway point of a season. The Buccaneers are 6-2 against the spread under head coach Bruce Arians as a home favorite of between 7½ and 14 points.
3. All but three of the past dozen road games the Eagles have played against NFC South opponents have gone Under the total. The Under has hit in each of Philadelphia’s past five road games against NFC South teams, which have had an average total score of 42 points. All three games Tampa Bay played against NFC East opponents over the past four months have gone Under the total.