The Philadelphia Eagles will look for their first postseason win since 2018 when they take on the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an NFC Wild Card game on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles (9-8) last won the Super Bowl in 2017, but have posted winning records in four of the past five seasons. The Buccaneers (13-4), who have just 15 winning seasons in their 46-year history, have posted double-digit wins in back-to-back seasons for just the second time ever. The last time was in 1999 and 2000.
Kickoff from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., is set for 1 p.m. ET. Tampa Bay is a seven-point favorite in the latest Eagles vs. Buccaneers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 47. Before you make any Eagles vs. Buccaneers picks or 2022 NFL playoff predictions, make sure you check out what SportsLine's resident Eagles expert, Emory Hunt, has to say.
Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007, and a former running back at Louisiana-Lafayette. He knows the game from a player's perspective.
Hunt has had plenty of success in games involving the Philadelphia Eagles. He went 35-19-1 in his last 55 against-the-spread picks on Philadelphia games, returning $1,391 to $100 players. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Hunt has locked in on Buccaneers vs. Eagles from every angle and released a confident against-the-spread pick. You can only see Hunt's Eagles vs. Buccaneers pick at SportsLine. Here are several NFL Playoff odds and Wild Card betting lines for Eagles vs. Buccaneers:
- Eagles vs. Buccaneers spread: Tampa Bay -7
- Eagles vs. Buccaneers over-under: 47 points
- Eagles vs. Buccaneers money line: Philadelphia +280, Tampa Bay -350
- PHI: Eagles are 11-1 against the spread in their last 11 playoff games as underdogs
- TB: Buccaneers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games as home favorites
Why the Buccaneers can cover
Wide receiver Mike Evans became the first player in NFL history with 1,000 or more receiving yards in his first eight seasons. He caught 74 passes on 114 targets for 1,035 yards and 14 touchdowns, second-most in the league. Evans also registered 20 explosive plays of 20 yards or more, including a season-high of 46 yards. He had 259 yards after the catch and converted 56 first downs, tops on the team.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski continues to be a weapon and has 32 career regular-season games with 100 yards receiving or more, the most in NFL history. He also has 14 receiving touchdowns in 20 career playoff games, the second-most receiving TDs in postseason history. For the year, Gronkowski caught 55 passes for 802 yards (14.6 average) and six touchdowns. He had 16 explosive plays, including a season-long 42-yarder, and 350 yards after the catch.
Why the Eagles can cover
Philadelphia's defense is led by linebacker Alex Singleton. He had a career-high 137 tackles, including 81 solo, with four tackles for loss and one forced fumble. He also had four pass breakups and one interception that he returned 29 yards for a score. He had a season-high 15 tackles in the Week 6 matchup against Tampa Bay, including eight solo stops, with one pass breakup. Singleton registered five games with double-digit tackle totals.
Linebacker T.J. Edwards was one of four players with 125-plus tackles (130), five or more tackles for loss (five) and five or more pass breakups (five) in 2021. He also registered a sack for three yards, picked off a pass and recovered a fumble. He also blocked a kick. Edwards had six games with 10 or more tackles, including in his last two games he played in.
How to make Eagles vs. Buccaneers picks
Hunt has analyzed this matchup from every angle, and while we can tell you he's leaning under on the point total, he has also discovered a crucial x-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He's only sharing what it is and which side of the Buccaneers vs. Eagles spread to back at SportsLine.
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