Buccaneers vs. Eagles: NFL Betting Preview – January 16, 2022

Written By Staff on January 10, 2022

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers square off against the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Wild Card round. The Eagles (+260 moneyline odds to win) will take to the road against the Buccaneers (-7) on January 16, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET on FOX. Oddsmakers have listed the game’s point total at 47.

In this article we will break down what you need to know to place a bet on the game. That includes key metrics, injury updates, and weather conditions, while also updating you with the best odds available.

This article uses odds current as of January 16, 2022 at 12:12 PM ET. See all the up-to-date odds for this game in the table below and click here to claim your free sports bet (up to $1,001) at Caesars!

Buccaneers Vs. Eagles Betting Odds

Buccaneers Vs. Eagles Player Props

Buccaneers Vs. Eagles Betting Angles

Buccaneers Vs. Eagles Weather

The weather forecast for Tampa on Sunday is dry (broken clouds) but windy (22 mph), with a high temperature of 64 degrees Fahrenheit (as of 12:12 PM on January 16).

Buccaneers Vs. Eagles Injury Report

Tampa Bay Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
John Molchon G Leg Out
Sadarius Hutcherson G Acl Out
Cam Gill LB Calf Out
Justin Watson WR Undisclosed Out
Jordan Whitehead SS Hamstring Out
Earl Watford G Undisclosed Out

Philadelphia Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
Landon Dickerson OL Knee Out
Michael Walker WR Undisclosed Out
Jack Driscoll OT Lower Body Out
Davion Taylor LB Calf Out
Josiah Scott CB Lower Body Out
Jason Croom TE Knee Out
Tyree Jackson TE Back Out
Blake Countess SS Undisclosed Out
Rodney McLeod FS Knee Out

Buccaneers Offense Vs. Eagles Defense

Buccaneers Offense Stats (Rank) Eagles Defense
30.1 (2) Points/Gm 22.6 (18)
0.45 (2) Points/Play 0.36 (16)
405.9 (2) Yards/Gm 328.8 (10)
316.6 (1) Pass Yards/Gm 233.9 (9)
98.4 (26) Rush Yards/Gm 107.9 (9)
6.1 (1) Yards/Play 5.2 (7)
7.4 (10) Yards/Pass 6.8 (8)
4.3 (15) Yards/Rush 4.0 (5)
47.1% (2) 3rd Down % 42.9% (23)
66.2% (2) Red Zone % 66.7% (29)
19 (8) Turnovers 16 (26)
23 (1) Sacks 29 (31)

Eagles Offense Vs. Buccaneers Defense

Eagles Offense Stats (Rank) Buccaneers Defense
26.1 (12) Points/Gm 20.8 (5)
0.41 (11) Points/Play 0.32 (6)
359.9 (14) Yards/Gm 331.5 (13)
210.9 (29) Pass Yards/Gm 255.7 (22)
159.7 (1) Rush Yards/Gm 92.5 (3)
5.7 (10) Yards/Play 5.2 (7)
7.3 (13) Yards/Pass 6.4 (2)
4.9 (4) Yards/Rush 4.3 (13)
45.7% (4) 3rd Down % 38.5% (12)
62.3% (7) Red Zone % 52.5% (10)
16 (5) Turnovers 29 (5)
30 (6) Sacks 47 (6)

When The Buccaneers Have The Ball

  • The Eagles pass rush is one of the NFL’s worst, ranking 31st with 29 sacks this season, while the Buccaneers offense is one of the best at protecting the passer, allowing only 23 (first in the league).
  • The Tampa Bay offense is the second-best in the NFL with a 66.2% red-zone percentage. Philadelphia’s defense ranks 29th with a 66.7% opponent red-zone rate.
  • The Eagles give up third-down conversions on 42.9% of their opponents’ attempts (23rd in the NFL). The Buccaneers have a 47.1% third-down conversion rate, which ranks second in the league.
  • Tampa Bay’s offense is eighth-ranked in the league in terms of turnovers allowed (19), and is facing the 26th-ranked team in turnovers forced, Philadelphia (16).

When The Eagles Have The Ball

  • The Eagles average 7.3 yards per pass attempt (13th in the NFL) compared to the 6.4 per pass the Buccaneers give up (second in the league).
  • Philadelphia ranks fourth with 4.9 yards per carry, compared to the 4.3 per rush Tampa Bay gives up (13th in the NFL).
  • The Buccaneers allow third-down conversions on 38.5% of their opponents’ attempts (12th in the NFL). The Eagles have a 45.7% third-down conversion rate, which ranks fourth in the league.
  • Philadelphia averages 210.9 passing yards per game (29th in the NFL). It faces the Buccaneers’ defense which ranks 22nd, giving up 255.7 yards per game through the air.
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Buccaneers Betting Trends And Insights

  • Tampa Bay has covered nine times in 17 matchups with a spread this season.
  • The Buccaneers have an ATS record of 7-5 when playing as at least 7-point favorites this season.
  • So far this season, nine out of Tampa Bay’s 17 games have gone over the point total.
  • Tampa Bay’s 17 games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 47 points 12 times.
  • The Buccaneers have put together a 13-4 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 76.5% of those games).

Eagles Betting Trends And Insights

  • Philadelphia has covered nine times in 17 chances against the spread this year.
  • The Eagles have covered the spread once when an underdog by 7 points or more this season (in two opportunities).
  • Philadelphia’s games have hit the over 10 out of 17 times this year.
  • Philadelphia has played nine games this season that finished with a combined score higher than 47 points.
  • This season, the Eagles have won two out of the eight games in which they’ve been the underdog.

Buccaneers Players To Watch

  • Tom Brady has thrown for 5,316 yards (485-for-719), with 43 touchdowns and 12 interceptions (312.7 yards per game).
  • Ronald Jones II has racked up a team-best 428 yards (25.2 YPG) and picked up four touchdowns.
  • Ke’Shawn Vaughn has rushed for 180 yards (10.6 YPG), with two touchdowns on the ground.
  • Mike Evans has 74 receptions for a team-high 1,035 yards (60.9 per game) and 14 touchdowns.
  • Rob Gronkowski has also tacked on 802 yards, on 55 catches plus six touchdowns. He puts up 47.2 receiving yards per game.
  • Tyler Johnson has collected 360 yards on 36 receptions, averaging 21.2 yards per game.
  • Shaquil Barrett has registered a team-leading 9.5 sacks, while adding 9.0 TFL, 50 tackles, and one interception.
  • Devin White’s 128 tackles, 8.0 TFL, and 3.5 sacks make him the team’s leading tackler.
  • Mike Edwards has intercepted three passes to lead the team while adding 46 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and seven passes defended.

Eagles Players To Watch

  • Jalen Hurts has thrown for 3,144 yards while completing 61.3% of his passes, with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions (184.9 yards per game). He’s also his team’s leading rusher, with 139 carries for 784 yards and 10 touchdowns.
  • So far this season Miles Sanders has rushed for 754 yards on 137 carries (53.9 yards per game).
  • Devonta Smith has been targeted 104 times and has 64 catches, leading his team with 916 yards (53.9 per game) while scoring five touchdowns.
  • Dallas Goedert has also added 56 catches for 830 yards and four touchdowns this year. He has been targeted 76 times, and averages 48.8 receiving yards.
  • Quez Watkins is averaging 38.1 yards per game, with 43 catches for 647 yards and one touchdown.
  • Josh Sweat has registered a team-leading 7.5 sacks, while adding 7.0 TFL and 45 tackles.
  • Alex Singleton’s 137 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and one interception make him the team’s tackle leader.
  • Darius Slay has picked off three passes to lead the team while adding 52 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and nine passes defended.

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