Thursday Night Football odds, spread, line: Eagles vs. Buccaneers picks, predictions from expert on 34-18 roll

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts will try to upstage legendary Tampa Buccaneers signal-caller Tom Brady when the teams meet on Thursday Night Football. The NFL Week 6 primetime matchup pits the 23-year-old Hurts, in his second season, against seven-time Super Bowl champion Brady, 44. Both teams come into NFL Week 6 off victories. Brady led the Bucs (4-1) to a 45-17 thrashing of the Miami Dolphins last Sunday, while Hurts rallied the Eagles (2-3) to a 21-18 victory against the Carolina Panthers. Philadelphia holds a 10-9 edge in the all-time series, including the postseason. 

Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field. 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 52.5. Before you lock in your Buccaneers vs. Eagles picks, you need to see what SportsLine’s NFL 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 been locked in on the tendencies of Philadelphia, going an uncanny 34-18-1 in his last 53 picks involving the Eagles. Anyone who has followed his advice is way up.

Now, Hunt has broken down Buccaneers vs. Eagles from every angle and just locked in his NFL expert picks. You can head to SportsLine to see Hunt’s picks. Here are the NFL odds and betting lines for Eagles vs. Buccaneers:  

  • Eagles vs. Buccaneers spread: Tampa Bay -7 
  • Eagles vs. Buccaneers over-under: 52.5
  • Eagles vs. Buccaneers money line: Tampa Bay -300, Philadelphia +240 
  • TB: Quarterback Tom Brady is averaging 305 passing yards in 21 regular season games with Tampa Bay 
  • PHI: Quarterback Jalen Hurts is averaging 312 total yards in nine regular season starts with Philadelphia

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Why the Buccaneers can cover

Tampa Bay is 14-11 against the spread since Tom Brady joined the team last season, and the 44-year-old legend is thumbing his nose at Father Time. Brady leads the league in passing yards (1,567) and is second in touchdown passes (15) while throwing just two interceptions. He has a trio of excellent receivers, with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin (29 catches) doing the bulk of the work and Antonio Brown (16.3 yards per catch) making critical plays. The Bucs also can rely on running back Leonard Fournette, who has 418 total yards. The Eagles rank 30th in the league against the run (142 yards per game).

Tampa Bay is 6-6 against the spread as a road underdog under head coach Bruce Arians (since 2019), and the offense is third in the league in scoring (33.4 points per game). The Eagles allow 24.8 points per game (22nd) and had just two takeaways before Sunday’s victory. Tampa Bay’s defense is fierce up front, with Vita Vea and Ndamukong Suh clogging the running lanes and William Gholston (two sacks) and Jason Pierre-Paul pressuring the passer. Shaquil Barrett has 2.5 sacks over the past two games, and linebacker Devin White leads the defense with 36 tackles.

Why the Eagles can cover

Philadelphia is 5-1 against the spread in its last six Thursday games, and Brady has failed to cover the spread in 10 straight night games. He could have a tough night against an Eagles defense that ranks third in the league against the pass (194.8 yards per game). The pass rush led by Javon Hargrave (six sacks), Josh Sweat and Fletcher Cox could be in his face all night, and the Bucs have struggled to run the ball (82 yards per game, 26th in NFL). The Eagles had three sacks and three interceptions, two by Darius Slay, last week.

The underdog is 6-2 against the spread in the past eight meetings, and Hurts will face a Tampa Bay defense that is last in the NFL against the pass (314.4 yards). Hurts has rushed for 256 yards and passed for another 1,365, accounting for 10 TDs. Receivers DeVonta Smith (25 catches) and Quez Watkins (20.5 yards per catch) will attack a secondary that has been ravaged by injuries. 

How to make Buccaneers vs. Eagles picks

For Thursday Night Football, Hunt is leaning over on the point total, but he also has identified a critical X-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s sharing what it is, and which side to back, only at SportsLine.

So who wins Eagles vs. Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football? And what critical X-factor makes one side a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you should be all over, all from the expert who has crushed his NFL picks involving Philadelphia, and find out.

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