Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Buccaneers vs. Eagles odds, line: 2022 NFL playoff picks, Wild Card prediction from model on 136-97 roll

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were rolling offensively during their four-game winning streak from Weeks 11 to 14, scoring 30 or more points in each victory before being shut out at home by New Orleans. That was just a minor bump in the road, however, as the team amassed 101 points while ending the regular season with three consecutive wins. The NFC South champion Buccaneers (13-4) will hope to continue lighting up the scoreboard when they host the Philadelphia Eagles (9-8) on Sunday in a 2021 NFL Wild Card Weekend game.

Kickoff from Raymond James Stadium is set for 1 p.m. ET. Tampa Bay is an 8.5-point favorite in the latest Buccaneers vs. Eagles odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 48. Before making any Eagles vs. Buccaneers picks, make sure you check out the latest NFL playoff predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven projection model.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,400 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters the 2022 NFL playoffs on an incredible 136-97 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has set its sights on Buccaneers vs. Eagles, and just locked in its NFL Super Wild Card Weekend 2022 picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the NFL odds and betting lines from for Eagles vs. Buccaneers:

  • Buccaneers vs. Eagles spread: Tampa Bay -8.5 
  • Buccaneers vs. Eagles over-under: 48 points 
  • Buccaneers vs. Eagles money line: Tampa Bay -420, Philadelphia +320 
  • TB: Buccaneers are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games as home favorites 
  • PHI: Eagles are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 playoff games as underdogs

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Why the Buccaneers can cover

With Chris Godwin out for the season due to a knee injury and Antonio Brown released, Tampa Bay needed a player to make a significant contribution to its aerial attack. Tight end Rob Gronkowski has answered the call, making seven catches and eclipsing 100 receiving yards in each of the team’s final two regular-season games. In his previous 10 contests this campaign, the 32-year-old had triple-digit yardage just once.

Despite missing five games, Gronkowski was second on the team with six touchdown receptions and third with 802 yards, the fifth time in his 11-year career he eclipsed the 800-yard plateau. Mike Evans also has raised his game of late, making 10 catches for 136 yards and three TDs over the last two contests. The 28-year-old finished second in the NFL with 14 scoring receptions, breaking the franchise record of 13 he set last season.

Why the Eagles can cover

The Eagles lost five of their first seven games, but the club turned it around, winning seven of its next nine, including four straight prior to a 51-26 loss to Dallas in the inconsequential finale. Jalen Hurts and several other key players were kept out of the lineup for that contest and DeVonta Smith played just long enough to set a franchise record before exiting.

Smith made three catches for 41 yards to raise his season total to 916, eclipsing the rookie mark set in 2008 by DeSean Jackson (912). The 2020 Heisman Trophy winner had a team-high 64 catches, five for touchdowns, and averaged 14.3 yards per reception. Hurts, who was given an extra week to rest the ankle he sprained in Week 12, threw for 3,144 yards and 16 TDs in his first full season as Philadelphia’s starting quarterback and also led the team with 784 rushing yards and 10 scoring runs.

How to make Buccaneers vs. Eagles picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the point total. In fact, it’s calling for 52 total points. It also says one side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the model’s Buccaneers vs. Eagles picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Eagles vs. Buccaneers in the 2022 NFL playoffs? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Buccaneers vs. Eagles spread to be all over Sunday, all from the advanced model that is up more than $7,400 on its top-rated NFL picks, and find out.

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