NFL Preseason Week 1 Tampa Bay vs Philadelphia Expert Picks
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the Philadelphia Eagles in a preseason game on Thursday. This is one of the first games in the preseason of the National Football League. This game will be played at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play out of the NFC South, and struggled late in the season last year, only to see their former coach Lovie Smith fired. For the Philadelphia Eagles, they also will see a new head coach. Gone is Chip Kelly, and in is Doug Pederson. The Eagles will still turn to Sam Bradford as their starting quarterback. The Philadelphia Eagles are the favorites in this game. Philadelphia -3 is the NFL betting line for this game.
NFL Preseason Week 1 Buccaneers vs Eagles Expert Picks
When: Preseason Week 1 – Thursday, August 11, 2016
Where: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
Radio: Sirius XM Radio
Stream Option: Watch ESPN
Odds: Eagles -3 at MyBookie.ag
Why Bet on the Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles will see what they can expect out of their receiving core of Josh Huff, Nelson Agholor, Chris Givens and many others. Their top receiver Jordan Matthews is not going to play in this game, with an injury. The running back situation for the Philadelphia Eagles starts with Ryan Matthews and moves to Darren Sproles and Wendall Smallwood. Defensively, the Eagles will get Bennie Logan, Leodis McKelvin and several others to attempt to re-invent a defense led by former Lions coach Jim Schwartz. What the Eagles do with their new head coach to differentiate from last season’s Chip Kelly experiment will be seen in this first preseason game.
Why Bet on the Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are seeking a huge season out of former Boise State running back Doug Martin. Martin, along with Charles Sims will look to give quarterback Jameis Winston as much support as they can. The receiving core for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers see Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans lead the way. At tight end, the Buccaneers have seen Luke Stocker lead the way. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are leaning on the experience of guys such as Chris Conte, Lavonte David and Robert Ayres. Much like their opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to get a quick look at what is expected from a different coaching staff. Lovie Smith was well liked, but did not get the job done like folks in Tampa Bay felt he should have.
Expert Pick & Prediction
The Philadelphia Eagles are going to be an interesting team to watch this season. If Sam Bradford can perform, the Eagles have a chance to compete in the ever interesting NFC East. But, the problem has been for all of his career has been, Bradford struggling. On the other side, Jameis Winston is the starting quarterback in Tampa Bay, and will look for a quick start once again in 2016. In this game, look for Tampa Bay to take it to the Philadelphia Eagles. The MyBookie bet to place here is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3 over the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night.