So tonight is the night I’m hoping to get back to .500 in the spread contest, currently sitting at 8-9. Let’s get it done.
Bucs -6.5 over Eagles
The Super Bowl Champs are still the best all around team in my opinion, with their only blemish being a road loss to the obviously much improved Rams, who likely is the other team I see at the top of the NFC with Tampa Bay. Tom Brady and his set of weapons have the #1 passing offense in the league so far this season, averaging a ridiculous 361.6 YPG. Tampa is also 3rd in the league in points per game (33.4), averaging over 10 points more than the Eagles (23.0).
The main reason I like the Bucs to cover is that when the Eagles have faced two top QBs this season (Dak Prescott and Patrick Mahomes), they got absolutely torched, giving up 41 to the Cowboys and 42 to the Chiefs, where Mahomes went for over 300 total yards and 5 touchdowns. I see the Bucs marching up and down the field all night both through the air and on the ground, which the Eagles have shown themselves vulnerable to, and the Eagles offense has shown nothing to make me believe they have the ability to keep up with that. I’m rolling with the Bucs to cover with ease and keep this NFL comeback season going for me.
You can see my other Week 6 picks here.
NFL spreads YTD: 8-9 (+1.00u)