NFL Week 6 kicks off with a Thursday Night Football matchup between the greatest quarterback of all time and a burgeoning star when Tom Brady leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers onto Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia to face off against Jalen Hurts and the Eagles. Will the Bucs cover the tremendous 7-point spread? Check out NFL odds, analysis, and a free pick for Tampa Bay versus Philadelphia.
NFL Betting Preview for Tampa Bay at Philadelphia
NFL Week 6: Buccaneers vs Eagles Game Odds & Info
- When: Thursday, Oct. 14 at 8:20 pm ET
- Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
- TV / Streaming: FOX/NFL Net/Fox Sports
- ATS Odds: Tampa Bay -7
- Moneyline Odds: Tampa Bay -300 / Philadelphia +240
- Over/Under Odds: 51 ½
Why bet on Tampa Bay versus Philadelphia?
The Buccaneers have hit their stride. The defense allows a ridiculous 45.8 rushing yards per game while the offense scores 33.4 per. Tom Brady threw for over 400 yards against the Miami Dolphins in Tampa’s impressive 45-17 victory. Most of the passes went to Antonio Brown. If Brady and Brown are clicking on Thursday Night, Tampa could score at will.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 431.4
- Passing Yards: 349.4
- Rushing Yards: 82.0
- Points Scored: 33.4
- Turnovers: 5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 360.2
- Passing Yards: 314.4
- Rushing Yards: 45.8
- Points Scored: 24.4
- Takeaways: 8
Why bet on Philadelphia versus Tampa Bay?
The Eagles are a much better team than their record indicates. Philadelphia dominated the Atlanta Falcons in NFL Week 1. They lost their next three games, to the San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Eagles had a chance deep into the fourth quarter versus both the Chiefs and 49ers. In week 5, Hurts rallied the Eagles to an improbable road victory over the Carolina Panthers. Philadelphia takes on Tampa on their turf. They can play well enough for the cover victory.
Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 372.6
- Passing Yards: 256.2
- Rushing Yards: 116.4
- Points Scored: 23.0
- Turnovers: 4
Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 336.8
- Passing Yards: 194.8
- Rushing Yards: 142.0
- Points Scored: 24.8
- Takeaways: 5
Buccaneers at Eagles Relevant Trends
- Tampa Bay is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games
- Buccaneers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games on a Thursday
- Over is 7-1 in Tampa Bay’s last 8 games on grass
- Philadelphia is 4-0 in their last 4 home games
- Eagles are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win
- Under is 5-1 in Philadelphia’s last 6 games following an ATS win
Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus Philadelphia Eagles Final Betting Prediction
The Eagles have an intangible that should keep them in this game. Jalen Hurts has turned into one of the better quarterbacks in the league.
Hurts has thrown for 300 yards twice this season, against Dallas and Kansas City. More importantly, he rushes for 6 yards per carry.
The Buccaneers are great against the rush. But they don’t often play against running quarterbacks. If Tampa cheats and puts a man in the box, Hurts should see open receivers all day.
The fact left tackle Jordan Mailata will play makes the Eagles even more attractive. If you want to take the risk, back Philadelphia to win. If you want to play it safe, do what we’re doing, which is playing Philly against the spread.
NFL Week 6 Pick: Philadelphia Eagles