Eagles vs. Bucs Wildcard Prediction
Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl champs the Bucs will host the Eagles at 1:00 p.m. ET in the NFL Wild Card Round on Sunday. Is 7.5 too much to lay with host Tampa or will Brady and Co. roll today at Raymond James Stadium?
145 Philadelphia Eagles (+7.5) at 146 Tampa Bay Bucs (-7.5); o/u 46
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 16, 2022
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Philadelphia Eagles DFS Spin
Speaking Friday, Miles Sanders (hand) told reporters that he will play in the Wild Card round against the Buccaneers. Sanders had surgery on his hand after Week 16 and plans to wear some protection on his hand for the game. Although, he described the protection as nothing elaborate and says he's able to catch passes. It shouldn't be a surprise if Sanders has a more limited role than usual, particularly in the passing game. But the Eagles' best chance of upsetting the Buccaneers is by staying balanced and in possession of the football. Sanders shapes up as a boom/bust play in the Wild Card round.
Tampa Bay Bucs DFS Spin
Leonard Fournette (hamstring) wasn't activated for Sunday's Wild Card game with the Eagles. The Bucs opened Fournette's practice window this week, but coach Bruce Arians called him the "most questionable" among the Bucs' injured players. Fournette wasn't close enough to make it to game-time and will remain on IR. Tampa will get Giovani Bernard (MCL/hip) back from the injured list, putting Bernard in a three-back committee with Ke'Shawn Vaughn and Le'Veon Bell. The early rule out means Fournette isn't a lock to return if the Bucs advance to the Divisional round.
NFL Wild Card Weekend Betting Prediction
The underdog in this series has covered in four of the last five meetings, while the Eagles are 10-1 against the spread in their last 11 playoff games as an underdog. They’re also 5-1 against the number in their last six postseason games overall, are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 playoff road games and have covered in four of their last five games following a loss. On the other side, the Bucs failed to cover in all five of their last five games played on Wild Card Weekend, are 1-5 against the spread in their last six playoff games as a favorite and are 5-15-2 ATS in their last 22 games following a win of more than 14 points.
NFL WILD CARD WEEKEND BETTING PREDICTIONS: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES +7.5