Philadelphia Eagles vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prediction, 9/25/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 3
Game: Philadelphia Eagles vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Monday, September 25, 2023
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Buccaneers (+5.5)
Raymond James Stadium is the site where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0) will try to beat the Philadelphia Eagles (2-0) on Monday. Philadelphia opens this matchup as 5.5-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 45.5.
The Philadelphia Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 for this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Eagles faced off with the Vikings and notched a win by a score of 34-28. Jalen Hurts finished 18/23 with 193 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rate of 98 and finished the game with 1 interception. DeVonta Smith averaged 32.8 yards per catch by earning 131 yards on 4 catches. D'Andre Swift was the best rusher for the Eagles with 28 attempts for 175 yards (6.3 yards per carry). On the day, they tallied 75 plays which converted into 430 yards. The Philadelphia Eagles ran the ball 48 times and accumulated 259 yards, which is an average of 5.4 yards per carry. In the running game, the Eagles conceded 28 yards on 9 attempts, which is 3.1 yards per run allowed. Philadelphia relinquished 31 completions on 44 attempts for 346 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.5%.
The Eagles have racked up 681 yards in total for the year. Philadelphia has tallied 12 1st downs, and they have been called for 12 penalties for 94 yds. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Philadelphia has amassed 2 touchdowns via the pass and 3 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 2 times (1 pick and 1 fumble lost). As a team they're maintaining an average of 178.0 yards in the run game which is 2nd in the NFL. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Philadelphia Eagles are sitting at 29.5 PPG.
The Eagles sit in 16th in the NFL regarding the opposition scoring, conceding 24.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.4 yards per rush on the ground and 52.0 yards on the ground per contest this season. In total, they have given up 104 yards via the ground game in 2 games. In terms of passing yards, the Eagles have allowed 652 yards which has them sitting in 31st in the National Football League. They have conceded 326.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 67.3%. In total, they are giving up 378.0 yards/contest which puts them 26th in football.
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The Buccaneers head into this matchup 2-0 for this season. When they last took the field, the Buccaneers got the victory with a final of 27-17 when they played the Bears. Baker Mayfield (1 TD) walked away from the game with 317 yards on 26/34 passing while his QB rating was 114.5. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.3 yards. Mike Evans was the best receiver for the Buccaneers, hauling in 6 throws for 171 yards (28.5 yards per catch). Rachaad White carried the football 17 times for 73 yards, walking away from the game with 4.3 yards per attempt for Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers finished the game with a total of 437 yards while running 68 plays (6.4 yds per play). Tampa Bay ended up running for 3.5 yds per attempt, finishing with 120 yards on 34 carries. Tampa Bay conceded 16 rushing attempts for 67 yds (4.2 yards per carry). The Buccaneers passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 55.2%, surrendering 169 yds on 16 out of 29 through the air.
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Buccaneers are ranking 16th out of all teams in the league averaging 23.5 PPG. For the season thus far, the Buccaneers have racked up 486 yards via the pass as well as an average of 243.0 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 9th in football. They average 96.5 run yards per game and have run for 193 yards in total. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold an average of 339.5 yards per outing which is good for 13th in the NFL. The Tampa Bay offense has compiled 73 yards of penalties on 10 violations, which is 25th in football in terms of giving up free yards. They have yet to turn the ball over.
They have conceded 3 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 248.5 yards per outing, which has them in 24th out of all teams. Tampa Bay has allowed a total of 108 yards via the ground game (54.0 yards/game) in addition to 1 touchdown by way of the ground game for the year. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 34 total points. Their defense has compiled 5 turnovers (2 fumbles and 3 interceptions) on the campaign. The Buccaneers defense has taken part in 114 plays, which is 5th in the league. The Buccaneers are giving up 17.0 points per game, which puts them in 8th of all teams in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Eagles -5.5
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