Buccaneers v Eagles Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 16th September

  • 16th September 2018
Buccaneers v Eagles Betting Preview, Odds & Tips 16th September

Ben Rolfe (@benrolfe15) previews Philadelphia Eagles v Tampa Bay Buccaneers and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s NFL matchup by analysing team news, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Philadelphia Eagles Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 16/09/18
  • Time: 18:00 BST
  • Venue: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
  • Channel: NFL Redzone

The Eagles defense is better than the Saints so I do not expect the Buccaneers to have quite as good of a day as they did last week. Their offense will be boosted by the news that explosive deep threat wide receiver DeSean Jackson will be available to them, as they will need every weapon as their disposal if they are to win this game. It will be tough for the Buccaneers to win, even at home, but they can at least be competitive matching up against an Eagles offense that looked completely out of sync in week one.

The Eagles offense is just getting by until Carson Wentz returns from injury in a couple of weeks. They are also without their best wide receiver in Alshon Jeffrey. That should mean that the Eagles struggle to put up a huge amount of points.

Team News

Carson Wentz (knee) and Alshon Jeffrey (shoulder) out.

Jameis Winston suspended, DeSean Jackson active. Vernon Hargreaves and Brent Grimes Inactive.

Head To Head

  • Eagles 8-6 all time.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Both teams will be without their first choice quarterback for this game.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick threw four touchdown passes in week one against the New Orlean Saints.
  • Jay Ajayi rushed for two touchdowns against the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Nick Foles was the Super Bowl MVP last season.

Betting Odds

  • Philadelphia Eagles 11/17 (188 Bet)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers 29/20 (Coral)

The Verdict

I think this game is going to be close. I expect the Eagles have just enough to come out on top but I do not think it is by much more than 3 points. If your site is offering 3.5 or more to the Buccaneers then I would look to snap that up.

Finally with the Eagles offense struggling and their defensive line being one of the best in the league I would look to bet the under for points scored in this game.

Recommended Bets

  • Tampa Bay +3.5 @ 10/11 (Coral)
  • Under 46.5 @ 4/6 (Betfair)