Bucs-Eagles Betting Preview: Trends, Props, Pick for ‘Thursday Night Football’

Lines have Tampa Bay as 7-point favorites

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It’s already Week 6 of the 2021 NFL season, and we’re kicking it off with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles.

Home field advantage at Lincoln Financial will have to give the Eagles a boost as underdogs against quarterback Tom Brady and Co. Both teams are coming off wins in Week 6, but Jalen Hurts and the Eagles would love to improve to .500.

The Buccaneers can improve to 5-1, while the Eagles are looking to be 3-3. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

Here is our betting preview for the Rams-Seahawks tilt. The line, total and all props are provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

(-7) Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles
Total: 53

BETTING TRENDS
They may look like two totally different teams, but Tampa and Philadelphia have identical ATS records (2-3).

A lot of initial money was been put on the Buccaneers since lines opened with them at -6.5, but several top sportsbooks increased it a half-point to -7 before it went back down. Entering the game Thursday, a $110 bet on the Bucs ATS would pay out $100.

PROPS
First-half line, total
Buccaneers -4, 26.5

First touchdown scorer
Leonard Fournette +800
Mike Evans +800
Chris Godwin +1000
Antonio Brown +1000
Jalen Hurts +1200
DeVonta Smith +1300
Miles Sanders +1400
Zach Ertz +1600

Passing yards
Jalen Hurts over/under 279.5 yards
Tom Brady over/under 304.5 yards

Rushing yards
Jalen Hurts over/under 39.5
Leonard Fournette over/under 62.5
Miles Sanders over/under 34.5

Receiving yards
Antonio Brown over/under 65.5
Cameron Brate over/under 21.5
Chris Godwin over/under 71.5
DeVonta Smith over/under 73.5
Mike Evans over/under 68.75

PICK
Leonard Fourntte OVER 62.5 rushing yards (-115)

Fournette has become a big part of the Buccaneers offense in terms of snap count, despite not having to touch the field in last week’s wide-margin win over the Dolphins. He should feast against the Eagles, who own the third-worst rushing defense in terms of yards allowed. Not to mention, Tom Brady is probably sore from his outrageous passing performance against Miami with a thumb injury, providing him another reason to hand the ball off Thursday night.

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