Eagles vs. Buccaneers Point Spread: NFL Week 2 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Sep 11, 2018

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Is Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offence the real deal? After putting up 48 points in Week 1, they host the defending champs on Sunday.

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September 16, 2018, 1:00 PM ET
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa Bay
5-11
Pointspread -3 -115
Moneyline -160
Over / Under o +46.5

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Betting Action

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Pointspread +3 -105
Moneyline +135
Over / Under u +46.5

83%

Betting Action

17%

Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shocked the football world with a stunning 48-40 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 1. Now they get another opportunity to shake up the NFC outlook when they host the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Fitzpatrick threw for 417 yards and four touchdowns in the season opener. Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson combined for 11 catches, 293 yards and two scores. On the other hand, the Eagles are coming off a nondescript effort where they outlasted the Atlanta Falcons 18-12 in their opener. Let’s take a closer look at this matchup.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Buccaneers looked comfortable as underdogs in their win over New Orleans in Week 1. Tampa Bay will be a three-point favorite at home against Philadelphia this week. The Buccaneers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games dating back to last season.

Meanwhile, the Eagles took care of business with an 18-12 win over the Atlanta Falcons in their season opener. Philadelphia improved to 16-2 straight up over its last 18 games. That record includes a 6-1 SU mark on the road. The Eagles are now 7-0 against the spread in games when the line ranges between +3 and -3 over the last two seasons.

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia picked up a win over Atlanta in Week 1 thanks in large part to a solid defensive effort. However, Nick Foles and the offense struggled with consistency and it showed both on paper and on the tape. Foles went 19-of-34 for 117 yards with an interception and two sacks. Running back Jay Ajayi ran for 62 yards and two scores, but there were little other positives to take from the Eagles offensive performance in Week 1. Philadelphia will continue to rely on Ajayi, Corey Clement and Darren Sproles on the ground but they will need more from Foles while Carson Wentz remains sidelined. The Eagles have lost just once in seven games since Foles took over as the starter late last season but they appear to be just scraping by. If this turns into a shootout like the Bucs opener, the Eagles will have a tough time keeping up.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Nobody expected Fitzpatrick and the Buccaneers offense to go off the way they did in New Orleans last Sunday. Now Fitzpatrick and company will try to double down with an even tougher test this week. Evans, Jackson, Chris Godwin and tight end O.J. Howard make up an impressive cast of receiving options for Tampa Bay. It’s nothing really new for Tampa Bay. They’ve been talented for the last few years – especially on offense – but they’ve had a tough time putting it all together. Have they finally figured it out?

Meanwhile, Tampa Bay’s defense gave up 475 total yards in the win over the Saints. The Bucs defense won’t win many games on its own this year. Instead, that unit will be asked to slow down opposing offenses just enough to squeeze out some close wins. However, this is a good matchup for them.

Eagles vs. Buccaneers Prediction

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