Eagles vs. Buccaneers: Week 3 Betting Preview & Predictions

by | 22 September 2023

The 2-0-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the 2-0-0 Philadelphia Eagles at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a point spread of +5 with a money line of -115. The over/under total on the game is currently set at 46 points.

&The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coached by Todd Bowles who has been with the team since 2022. They have a current season record of 2-0-0 after going 8-9 last season. All coaches want big games from their defense andTodd Bowles is no different.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coached by Todd Bowles who has been with the team since 2022. They have a current season record of 2-0-0 after going 8-9 last season. All coaches want big games from their defense andTodd Bowles is no different.

Baker Mayfield is the quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 28-year-old Oklahoma alum entered the league in 2018 and is looking for a win in front of the home crowd here. Thus far this season he has started 2 games and throw for 490 yards with a completion percentage of 69.1 percent. Baker Mayfield has thrown 3 touchdowns against 0 interceptions and has a QB Rating of 104.4.

His main target will be Chris Godwin. The home crowd would love to see some fireworks from the 27-year-old target. He has made 10 receptions to date on 14 targets, a catch percentage of 0.714, for a total of 109 yards. Chris Godwin is averaging 10.9 yards per catch with 0 touchdowns thus far. Baker Mayfield will be looking to connect with him for more here.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers running game is lead by the 24-year-old Rachaad White. A big game from him could be the key to controlling the clock here. He’s taken 34 carries and rushed for 112 yards thus far this season. His yards per game currently sits at 56 yards per game, a number that you know Todd Bowles would love to see him exceed in this game. Rachaad White has 1 touchdowns this season and 0 fumbles.

Their kicker is Chase McLaughlin who has made 4 of 5 field goals this season, a 0.8 field goal percentage, with a long of 57 yards. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans don’t want to see him too much, but it’s good to know he can hit one if needed.

Overall, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense ranks 16 out of 32 teams in Offense DVOA at 0.0189677956283362, per FootballOutsiders. This season they have a Red Zone success rate of 0.333 with 2 Red Zone touchdowns in 6 attempts.

On the defensive end, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a Defense DVOA of -0.194874803722159, ranking 7 in the league.

The Philadelphia Eagles are on the road for this one. Nick Sirianni’s squad is 2-0-0 this season after going 14-3 last year. He has been at the helm since 2021 and is looking to grab a road win here. The Philadelphia Eagles have a betting line of +5 or you could bet them straight up at -115.

25-year-old Jalen Hurts will be under center for this one. He entered the league in 2020 after playing his college days at Oklahoma. Jalen Hurts has a quarterback rating of 93.1 on 2 touchdowns and 1 interceptions. He’s started 2 games and thrown for 363, a completion percentage of 71.4.

The Philadelphia Eagles will look to get the running game going in this match-up and to do that they’ll need a big game from D’Andre Swift. The 24-year-old back has rushed for 1 touchdowns thus far this season and he’ll look to take it to the house again against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’s taken the hand-off 29 times and added 178 yards for the offense. D’Andre Swift is averaging 89 yards per game for the season and has lost the ball 0 times. A turnover on the road could be seen as unacceptable for Nick Sirianni so he’ll need to protect the ball here.

On the passing front, Jalen Hurts will look to target A.J. Brown against the Nick Sirianni defense. A.J. Brown has 0 touchdowns thus far this season and his team will be looking for more here. On the year, he’s been targeted 16 times and made 11 catches for 108 yards. A.J. Brown has a catch percentage of 0.688 and his yards per reception is 9.8.

The team will be looking for touchdowns, but they have Jake Elliott to knock down field goals if needed. His season long is a 61 yarder which is always helpful on the road. Jake Elliott has made 6 field goals on 61 attempts, a field goal percentage of 0.857.

According to FootballOutsiders, the Philadelphia Eagles offense has a Defense-adjusted Value Over Average of 0.0929702541939149 which ranks at number 13 out of thirty two teams. If they hope to win on the road, they’ll need to do well in the Red Zone. For the year, they have scored 4 Red Zone touchdowns on 6 attempts, a Red Zone percentage of 0.667.

Key Match-ups:

  • Baker Mayfield QB Rating of 104.4 vs. Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Passing YPG of 326
    Philadelphia Eagles have 17 interceptions this year and 4 sacks. They are allowing 20.2352941176471 points per game.
  • Rachaad White vs. Philadelphia Eagles number 15 ranked DVOA Defense
    Opponents are averaging 4.6 yards per carry against Philadelphia Eagles and 121.647058823529 per game.
  • Jalen Hurts QB Rating of 93.1 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pass Defense
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense has allowed 21.0588235294118 points per game thus far this season. They have sacked the quarterback 8 times and picked him off 10 times.
  • D’Andre Swift vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers is giving up 120.705882352941 yards per game on 4.5 per carry thus far this season.