Week 2 NFL Odds, Trends: Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Philadelphia at Tampa Bay
Time: NOON (CT)
Spread: PHI -3.5
Total: 44

Odds c/o 5dimes

The defending champion Philadelphia Eagles won its week 1 matchup over the Atlanta Falcons 18-12 and now in Week 2 Philly travels south to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as 3.5-point favorites according to NFL oddsmakers at 5dimes. The game will air at Noon (CT) on FOX, and it has an over/under set at 44 points according to 5dimes.

Philadelphia will be without Darren Sproles this week, as he is ruled out with a hamstring injury. Sproles rushed for just 10 yards in Week 1, so this may not be much of a factor. In the Week 1 win, Nick Foles threw 19 of 34 for 117 yards but failed to throw a TD while suffering two sacks. Philly had just 222 total yards offense in the game, with Jay Ajayi bailing the team out with two TD runs as part of his 62-yard, 15 carry performance.

Zach Ertz led all receivers with 48 yards on his five catches, but Philly also committed two fumbles, one of which was lost as Kemal Ishmael recovered it for Atlanta. The Eagles defense was strong with its seven sacks and 9.5 team tackles for loss, but it has to be concerning that Atlanta was able to rack up the passing yards with its connection of Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. The Eagles will need its secondary to step up big time in Week 2 against Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bucs.

The Buccaneers won its week 1 game against the New Orleans Saints 48-40 on the road. Now back in Tampa, it will look to dismantle the defending champions as just 3.5-point dogs in the game. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw 21 of 28 (75 percent) for completion while amassing 417 yards and four TDs (with not a single interception). Fitzpatrick’s passer rating of 156.3 was stellar, and he was bolstered by his strong core of receivers, paced by Mike Evans with 147 yards and a TD, and also by DeSean Jackson who caught five passes for 146 yards and two TDs.

Chris Godwin added a fourth receiving TD and 41 yards on his three receptions. Outstandingly, the Bucs averaged 19.9 yards per reception on its 21 catches, and save an unrecovered fumble by Godwin, Tampa Bay’s offense was about as on-point as it has been. Look for a close game between the Bucs and the Eagles, but Philly should be out on a mission to even its record after that disappointing loss in its opener. We like the Eagles to prevail as oddsmakers do, though this game will likely be decided by less than a touchdown.

ATS TRENDS:

Philadelphia
  • Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
  • Eagles are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS win.
  • Eagles are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
  • Eagles are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Eagles are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.
  • Eagles are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 vs. NFC.
  • Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in September.
  • Eagles are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games following a straight up win.
  • Eagles are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games on grass.
  • Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.
  • Eagles are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games in Week 2.
Tampa Bay
  • Buccaneers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
  • Buccaneers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
  • Buccaneers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NFC.
  • Buccaneers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in Week 2.
  • Buccaneers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
  • Buccaneers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win.
  • Buccaneers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
  • Buccaneers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Buccaneers are 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
  • Buccaneers are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
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