The Philadelphia Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to kick off their Week 14 NFL betting clash on Sunday 12/9, and I’m set to make my football pick for the affair at Raymond James Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1:00 ET, and I’ve got the perfect NFL pick for this outstanding duel on the gridiron.
Philadelphia Eagles (3-9, 2-9-1 ATS) +7.5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6, 9-2-1 ATS) -7.5
The Buccaneers are going to come into this game with some high hopes of blowing through a Philadelphia defense that really hasn’t been all that great. The team has scored at least 23 points in eight games in a row, and in most of those games, at least 27 were put up on the board. The Eagles have allowed at least 30 in five straight and at least 26 in seven consecutive outings.
What’s really getting the Eagles right now is their bipolarity. They are doing well moving the ball at times and are hitting some big plays, but they are also turning the ball over just far too much and giving opponents opportunities to score relatively easy touchdowns. If that turns out to be the case in this one, I would expect to see QB Nick Foles hit a few shots down the field for big gains that could turn into points, and I’d also expect to see him make some blunders that gives QB Josh Freeman and the gang some easy ones.
Many look at the 9-2-1 ATS vs. 2-9-1 ATS records in this game and immediately justify laying the points with Tampa Bay. However, I look a bit deeper at those standings and see Tampa Bay as a 9-3 ‘over’ team and Philly as a 6-6 ‘over’ team that has played back to back games well beyond the ‘total’. This should be a slam dunk, especially knowing that two straight and four out of six have exceeded the number in this series.
Eagles @ Buccaneers Tips: Over 47.5