Philadelphia Eagles vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prediction, 1/16/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Wild Card
Game: Philadelphia Eagles vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Sunday, January 16, 2022
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Buccaneers (-10)
The Philadelphia Eagles (9-8) are traveling to Raymond James Stadium on Sunday where they will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-4). Tampa Bay opens as 10-point favorites. The over/under is set at 49.5.
The Philadelphia Eagles come into this game with a record of 9-8 for this season. In their last contest, the Eagles faced the Cowboys and took a loss by a score of 51-26. Gardner Minshew II went 19/33 with 186 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 81.1 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Quez Watkins averaged 16.8 yards per reception by totaling 84 yards on 5 receptions. Kenneth Gainwell was the best rusher for the Eagles with 12 attempts for 78 yards (6.5 yards per carry). In all, they ran 70 plays which totaled 315 yds. The Philadelphia Eagles ended up rushing 33 times and totaled 149 yds, which had them averaging 4.5 yards per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Eagles gave up 171 yards on 32 attempts, which calculates to 5.3 yds per run allowed. Philadelphia gave up 22 completions on 28 attempts for 304 yds, and a completion rate of 78.6%.
When talking about scoring, the Philadelphia Eagles have an average of 26.1 PPG. As a team they're maintaining an average of 159.7 yards on the ground which ranks them 1st in the NFL. The Eagles currently have 6,119 total yards this season. Philadelphia has earned 167 1st downs as an offense, and they have been called for 107 infractions for 842 yards. They have turned the football over 16 different times (10 interceptions and 6 fumbles). When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Philadelphia has compiled 20 touchdowns through the air and 25 touchdowns via the ground.
In terms of passing yards, the Eagles have allowed 3,756 yards which puts them in 11th in football. They have conceded 220.9 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 69.4%. For the year, they have surrendered 328.8 yards per game putting them at 10th in the NFL. They have surrendered 28 touchdowns by air as well as 18 touchdowns running the ball. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.0 yards per rush and 107.9 rushing yards per game this season. In total, they have given up 1,834 rushing yards through 17 outings. The Eagles are ranked 18th in the National Football League concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 22.6 points per game.
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The Buccaneers come into this matchup with a record of 13-4 for this year. In their last game, the Buccaneers took home the win by a final score of 41-17 against the Panthers. Tom Brady (3 touchdowns) ended the contest with 326 yds on 29/37 through the air while his quarterback rating was 130.4. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.81 yds. Ke'Shawn Vaughn carried the football 10 times for 29 yds, finishing the game with 2.9 yards per carry for Tampa Bay. Rob Gronkowski was one of the featured targets for the Buccaneers, bringing in 7 balls for 137 yds (19.6 yds per reception). Tampa Bay ran for 4.3 yds per carry, finishing the game with 85 yards on 20 attempts. The Buccaneers finished the contest with 409 yards on 60 plays (6.8 yds per play). The Buccaneers pass defense conceded a completion rate of 67.4%, surrendering 207 yds on 29 for 43 through the air. Tampa Bay surrendered 26 run attempts for 110 yards (4.2 yds per carry).
When discussing how much they score, the Buccaneers are sitting 2nd out of all teams in the NFL holding an average of 30.1 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Buccaneers have thrown for a total of 5,229 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 307.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 1st in the league. They hold an average of 98.4 yards via the ground game and have rushed for 1,672 yards for this year. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold an average of 405.9 yards/outing which ranks them 2nd in football. The Tampa Bay offense has totaled 874 yards of penalties on 97 violations, which has them sitting 22nd in football in terms of making mistakes. They have thrown 12 interceptions while losing 7 fumbles and they have been able to earn 273 1st downs.
The Buccaneers are allowing 20.8 points per game, which has them in 5th of all teams in the league. Tampa Bay has yielded a total of 1,573 rushing yards (92.5 yards per game) as well as 11 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. They have given up 26 touchdowns through the air and 238.9 yards per contest, which has them in 21st in the NFL. The Buccaneers defense has taken part in 1,093 plays, which is 22nd in the league. This year, they have relinquished 353 points in total. They have totaled 29 turnovers (12 fumbles recovered and 17 interceptions) so far this year.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Eagles +10
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