Opening Odds for Eagles vs. Buccaneers Potential Playoff Matchup Released

The opening odds for a potential Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers meeting in the first round of the playoffs have been released.
Dec 31, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) runs
Dec 31, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) runs / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL postseason is right around the corner. There is still a lot at stake in Week 18, but the Philadelphia Eagles may potentially head down to Florida to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card Round.

If that matchup does end up being set, we already have an idea of who oddsmakers like to win.

Eagles vs. Buccaneers Opening Odds for Wild Card Round

Despite having to travel to Raymond James Stadium in this scenario, FanDuel Sportsbook has the Eagles listed as 3-point favorites versus Tampa Bay with -162 odds on the moneyline. The game also features a projected total of 45.

Some Eagles fans may wonder why they are only favored by 3.5 points, but Philadelphia has stumbled to end the year. They went 1-4 from Weeks 13-17 and may need to go on the road for the entire 2023 postseason.

Philadelphia still owns one of the most talented and diverse offensive units in the league. The Eagles are eighth in the NFL in total offense (357.8), ninth in rushing offense (128.6), and seventh in points per game (26.4). In addition, they will be going up against a Tampa Bay defense that has struggled. The Buccaneers are 25th in the NFL in total defense (353.3).

This contest will also be a rematch from Week 3. In a matchup, the Eagles defeated Tampa Bay 25-11 at Raymond James Stadium. The Eagles have gone 7-7-2 against the spread in 2023, garnering an uneasy feeling for betting fans.

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