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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles: Predictions, betting trends and stats for the NFL Playoffs

By Squawka NFL

Published: 16:35, 12 January 2022

The NFC Wild Card round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs features a showdown between the Philadelphia Eagles (who are 8.5-point underdogs) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 16, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET on FOX. The over/under is 48.5.

Buccaneers vs Eagles predictions

Squawka predictions for Buccaneers vs Eagles
ATS Total Score prediction
Buccaneers (-8.5) Over (48.5) Buccaneers 31 Eagles 19

Last three results

Buccaneers recent betting insights

  • In its past three contests, Tampa Bay has two wins against the spread, and is 3-0 overall.
  • In its past three games, Tampa Bay has gone over the total twice.
  • The Buccaneers and their opponents have combined to score an average of 44.7 points in their last three games, 3.8 less than the 48.5 over/under in this matchup.

Eagles recent betting insights

  • Philadelphia has covered the spread once, and is 2-1 overall, over its last three contests.
  • Philadelphia has gone over the total twice in its past three games.
  • The Eagles total over the last three games is 4.5 points fewer than the 48.5 over/under listed for this matchup.

Buccaneers vs Eagles head-to-head

In the past five meetings between these two teams, Philadelphia holds the edge with a 3-2 record over Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay outscored Philadelphia 127-125 in those five head-to-head matchups.

Buccaneers vs Eagles betting odds

Buccaneers vs Eagles betting information
Favourite Spread Favourite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Buccaneers -8.5 -110 -110 48.5 -110 -110

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Buccaneers vs Eagles betting insights

Buccaneers trends

  • Tampa Bay has gone 9-8-0 against the spread this season.
  • In games this season when favoured by 8.5 points or more, the Buccaneers have gone 7-4 against the spread.
  • This season, Tampa Bay’s games have hit the over nine times.
  • The Buccaneers score 30.1 points per game, 7.5 more than the Eagles surrender per outing (22.6).
  • Tampa Bay is 9-5 against the spread and 12-2 overall this season when the team records more than 22.6 points.
  • The Buccaneers rack up 77.1 more yards per game (405.9) than the Eagles allow per matchup (328.8).
  • Tampa Bay is 9-6 against the spread and 13-2 overall when the team churns out over 328.8 yards.

Eagles trends

  • Philadelphia is 9-8-0 against the spread this year.
  • Philadelphia games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 10 times this year.
  • The Eagles put up 26.1 points per game, 5.3 more than the Buccaneers give up (20.8).
  • Philadelphia is 9-5 against the spread and 8-6 overall in games when it puts up more than 20.8 points.
  • The Eagles rack up 28.4 more yards per game (359.9) than the Buccaneers allow (331.5).
  • In games that Philadelphia totals more than 331.5 yards, the team is 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall.

Team stats

Compare 2021 season stats for Buccaneers and Eagles
Buccaneers Stats Eagles
316.6 Pass yards 210.9
255.7 Pass yards against 233.9
98.4 Rush yards 159.7
92.5 Rush yards against 107.9
+10 Turnover differential 0

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Player betting tips

Buccaneers top players

  • Tom Brady has 5,316 passing yards (312.7 per game) and a 67.5% completion percentage (485-for-719), flinging 43 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions.
  • Brady has had a passing touchdown in 15 of 17 games this year, with multiple passing TDs in 12 of them.
  • Ronald Jones II has churned out a team-high 428 rushing yards (25.2 YPG) plus four touchdowns.
  • Jones has rushed for a score in four of his games this year, but is yet to score more than once in a single contest.
  • Mike Evans has 74 receptions for a team-high 1,035 yards (60.9 per game) and 14 touchdowns.
  • Evans has scored a receiving touchdown in nine of 17 games this year, with multiple receiving TDs four times.

Eagles top players

  • Jalen Hurts has thrown for 3,144 yards while completing 61.3% of his passes, with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions (184.9 yards per game). He’s also his team’s leading rusher, with 139 carries for 784 yards and 10 touchdowns.
  • Miles Sanders has 754 yards on 137 carries (53.9 yards per game).
  • This season Devonta Smith has 64 receptions for a team-high 916 yards (53.9 per game) and five touchdowns.
  • Dallas Goedert has been targeted 76 times, and chipped in with 830 yards (on 56 catches) and four touchdowns.
  • Quez Watkins has collected 647 yards on 43 receptions with one touchdown, averaging 38.1 yards per game.

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