Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles Prediction, 10/14/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 6
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (+6.5)
The Philadelphia Eagles (2-3) host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-1) at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday. Philadelphia is 6.5-point dogs. The betting total is set at 53.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers come into this matchup with a record of 4-1 for this season. In their last game, the Buccaneers faced off with the Dolphins and went home with a win by a final score of 45-17. Tom Brady went 30/41 with 411 yds passing and 5 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 144.4 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. Antonio Brown had an average of 17.7 yards per reception by notching 124 yards on 7 catches. Leonard Fournette led the offense in rushing for the Buccaneers with 12 totes for 67 yds (5.6 yds per attempt). Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 71 plays which gave them 558 yds. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran the ball a total of 25 different times and accumulated 121 yards, which came out to an average of 4.8 yds per carry. Against the run, the Buccaneers gave up 39 yds on 9 attempts, which averages out to 4.3 yds per rush surrendered. Tampa Bay conceded 27 pass completions on 39 tries for a total of 262 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.2%.
In terms of scoring, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are averaging 33.4 points per outing. As a unit they are averaging 82.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 26th in the league. The Buccaneers have earned 2,157 yards in total this year. Tampa Bay has recorded 98 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 40 infractions for 356 yards. They have turned the football over 5 times (2 interceptions and 3 fumbles). When it comes to getting in the endzone, Tampa Bay has earned 15 touchdowns via the pass and 4 rushing touchdowns.
When talking about passing yards, the Buccaneers have given up 1,572 yards which has them ranked 32nd in the NFL. They are conceding 314.4 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 72.9%. In total, they are giving up 360.2 yards per outing which ranks them 15th in football. They have allowed 13 touchdowns via the pass and 1 touchdown via the ground game. They are allowing an average of 2.9 yards per rush and 45.8 yards on the ground per game for the year. During the season, they have allowed 229 yards via the ground game in 5 contests. The Buccaneers are ranked 20th in the league concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 24.4 points per contest.
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The Eagles head into this matchup 2-3 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Eagles got the victory with a final of 21-18 when they played the Panthers. Miles Sanders ran the football 11 times for 45 yards, ending the contest with 4.1 yards per attempt for Philadelphia. DeVonta Smith was featured in the passing game for the Eagles, grabbing 7 passes for 77 yards (11.0 yards per reception). Jalen Hurts ended the contest with 198 yds on 22/37 passing while his quarterback rating was 62.7. He tossed 1 pick and his longest completion went for 53 yds. Philadelphia relinquished 30 rushing attempts for 109 yards (3.6 yards per carry). The Eagles secondary conceded a completion rate of 56.8%, relinquishing 158 yards on 21 out of 37 passing. The Eagles finished with a total of 273 yards while running 61 plays (4.5 yds per play). Philadelphia ran the ball for 4.1 yards per attempt, totaling 91 yds on 22 attempts.
The Philadelphia Eagles have an average of 372.6 yards per contest which has them ranked 14th in the league. They have an average of 116.4 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 582 yards for this year. The Philadelphia offense has totaled 331 yds of penalties on 49 infractions, ranking them 1st in the NFL in terms of helping out the other team. They have thrown 3 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 1 fumble and they have been able to earn 58 first downs. For the season thus far, the Eagles have earned 1,281 passing yards along with an average of 256.2 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 12th out of all NFL teams. When discussing their ability to score points, the Eagles are sitting 17th in the league with an average of 23.0 points per outing.
The Eagles are giving up 24.8 PPG, which has them in 21st in the league. Philadelphia has allowed a total of 710 yards rushing (142.0 yards per game) as well as 4 touchdowns by ground for the year. They have given up 10 touchdowns via the pass and 194.8 yards per outing, ranking them 3rd in the NFL. The Eagles defense has taken part in 336 plays, which ranks them 27th in the NFL. This season, they have relinquished 124 points in total. They have earned 5 turnovers (1 fumble and 4 picks) this year.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Eagles NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buccaneers -6.5
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