Two unbeaten NFC teams will square off in Week 3 of the 2023 NFL season when the Philadelphia Eagles visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football. The defending conference-champion Eagles (2-0) are coming off a 34-28 win in their home opener against Minnesota, while the Buccaneers (2-0) posted a 27-17 triumph over visiting Chicago last week. Tampa Bay has won its last four meetings with Philadelphia, including a 31-15 home victory in a 2021 wild-card matchup.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET. Philadelphia is a five-point favorite in the latest Buccaneers vs. Eagles odds from the SportsLine consensus, and the over/under for total points scored is 45. Before you make any Eagles vs. Buccaneers picks or NFL predictions, be sure to see what SportsLine's resident Buccaneers expert, Micah Roberts, has to say, considering his mastery of picks involving Tampa Bay.
Roberts worked in the Las Vegas sportsbook industry for more than 20 years, including a 13-year run as Station Casinos' book director. Armed with an elaborate network of sources, Roberts has unmatched info in multiple sports. He's also uniquely dialed into the Buccaneers. He is 16-6-1 on his last 23 NFL picks in games involving Tampa Bay. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Roberts has zeroed in on Eagles vs. Buccaneers and just locked in his picks and Monday Night Football predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see his picks. Now, here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Bucs vs. Eagles:
- Buccaneers vs. Eagles spread: Eagles -5
- Buccaneers vs. Eagles over/under: 45 points
- Buccaneers vs. Eagles money line: Eagles -225, Bucs +185
- PHI: Eagles rank second in the league in rushing offense (178.0 yards per game)
- TB: Buccaneers were second in the NFL in turnovers forced (five) after two games
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Why the Eagles can cover
Jalen Hurts has performed well in primetime of late, going 6-1 while completing 71.5% of his pass attempts with 18 touchdowns and only four interceptions in his last seven appearances. The 25-year-old is 19-1 in his last 20 regular-season starts overall, making him one of six quarterbacks during the Super Bowl era to record at least 19 wins over a 20-game stretch. Hurts has 28 rushing touchdowns in 47 career games, tying with Cam Newton for the most by a signal-caller in his first 50 NFL contests.
Philadelphia is second in the league in rushing with an average of 178 yards after gaining 259 against the Vikings. D'Andre Swift set a career high in the victory with 175 yards on 28 carries, a performance that earned him NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors. The 24-year-old running back, who was acquired from Detroit in April, is third in the NFL in rushing with 178 yards after gaining the most yards on the ground in a game by an Eagle since LeSean McCoy amassed 217 versus the Lions in Week 14 of the 2013 season. See which team to pick here.
Why the Buccaneers can cover
Baker Mayfield has been solid to start the season. Signed in the offseason as a free agent to replace the retired Tom Brady, Mayfield ranks fifth in the league in passer rating (104.4) through two games. Last week, he completed 26-of-34 passes for 317 yards and a touchdown in a 27-17 win over the Bears.
Mayfield will face a Philadelphia pass defense that is coming off a poor performance. Last week against the Vikings, the Eagles allowed quarterback Kirk Cousins to complete 31-of-44 passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns without an interception. Cousins earned a passer rating of 125.6 in the process. See which team to pick here.
How to make Buccaneers vs. Eagles picks
Roberts is leaning Under the point total, but he also has isolated a critical X-factor that has him going big on one side of the spread. He's only sharing what it is, and which side to back, at SportsLine.
Who wins Eagles vs. Buccaneers on Monday Night Football, and which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread hit hard? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Eagles vs. Buccaneers spread to back, all from the expert who is on an impressive 16-6-1 run on picks involving Tampa Bay, and find out.