When the Eagles take on the Buccaneers to open NFL playoff action Sunday in an NFC wild-card game (1 p.m. ET, Fox), they will look to pull off a major upset against the defending Super Bowl champions. Philadelphia bounced back to earn the No. 7 seed, while Tampa Bay moved up to No. 2 in Week 18.
Jalen Hurts helped the Eagles get back to the playoffs with rookie Nick Sirianni. They face the tall task of overcoming Tom Brady and the wise Bruce Arians.
The Eagles rested players in Week 18. The Buccaneers hope to be healthier with several players returning for the game.
Here’s everything there is to know about betting the Eagles vs. Buccaneers in the 2022 NFL playoffs, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for the wild card game.
Eagles vs. Buccaneers odds for NFL playoff game
- Spread: Buccaneers by 8.5
- Over/under: 49
- Moneyine: Eagles +310, Buccaneers -390
The Buccaneers have been hovering around double-digit favorites, but haven’t gotten there given some of the injury concerns and the fact that the Eagles played them tight during the regular season. This is also their first home playoff game with Brady, and Super Bowl 55 is considered a neutral exception.
Eagles vs Buccaneers Prediction.
The Eagles are overmatched in this game. They won’t be able to run effectively on Hurts or otherwise. The Bucs pass rush and coverage are strong again against Hurts, too. The Eagles have also had more leaks in run defense and also have not been able to cover tight ends well. That’s bad news against Brady, who will get plenty of help from Fournette and Gronkowski.
Buccaneers 27, Eagles 17