Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-4) begin their Super Bowl defense when they host the Philadelphia Eagles (9-8) at Raymond James Stadium in a Wild Card NFL playoff matchup on Sunday, January 16. Tampa Bay ended the regular season by winning three straight, and is looking for the third Super Bowl title in franchise history. The Eagles are back in the postseason after a one-year hiatus and sports the league's top rushing attack.
Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET. The Buccaneers are favored by 8.5 points in the latest Eagles vs. Buccaneers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 45.5 points. In addition to the Buccaneers vs. Eagles point spread and Wild Card NFL playoff betting lines, Caesars is also offering a plethora of prop bet options for this NFC Wild Card playoff matchup, and SportsLine expert R.J. White has just revealed his top playoff prop bet plays.
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White, a CBS Sports fantasy and gambling editor, ended the 2020 season on an 80-59 run on all NFL picks, returning more than $1,400 during that span. He also enters the 2021 NFL Playoffs as one of SportsLine's hottest NFL experts, going 20-12 (+669) on his last 32 NFL ATS picks. It's no surprise, as White has cashed huge twice in the world's most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest. Anyone who has followed his picks has seen HUGE returns.
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Now, White has locked in on Eagles vs. Buccaneers and just revealed his top three prop bet picks for this Wild Card playoff matchup. For Tampa Bay, he has an under-the-radar special teams prop pick, and he's also made a bold prediction on how All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski will fare against Philadelphia's defense that offers HUGE value. On the Eagles' side, White is has a sneaky pick involving quarterback Jalen Hurts. You absolutely need to see all of White's Eagles vs. Buccaneers and NFL Wild Card playoff prop bet picks before locking in any bets of your own.
So which NFL prop bets should you back in the Buccaneers vs. Eagles Wild Card playoff game on Sunday? And which Jalen Hurts and Rob Gronkowski prop bets should you be all over on Wild Card Weekend? ... Join SportsLine now to find out, all from the NFL expert who has cashed huge twice in the world's most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest!
Rob Gronkowski Over 56.5 receiving yards (-115), Anytime TD (+130), 2+ TDs (+700)
"It's shaping up to be a massive day for Gronk. The Buccaneers are shorthanded at receiver after the injury to Chris Godwin and the release of Antonio Brown, and that's caused Gronkowski to become a critical part of the passing attack. He had seven catches on 10 targets in each of the final two regular-season games, gaining at least 115 yards in each. He didn't catch a TD in either game, and in fact he has just three games with TDs this year. But in all three, he caught multiple TDs, so he's capable of a massive day in the right matchup. The Eagles are one of eight teams that have given up at least 1,000 receiving yards to tight ends this year, but no one has surrendered more touchdowns to the position. I love all Gronk props this Sunday, including his chances of scoring multiple TDs at long odds."
Jalen Hurts Over 49.5 rushing yards (-115)
"Hurts didn't hit 50 rushing yards for four straight games early in the year, ending in the first matchup with the Bucs. He then went on a run of six straight games with at least 50 rushing yards, a stretch where he posted his only three games with at least 13 carries. Hurts dialed back the rushing in his final three games after returning from injury, but he did manage 44 yards on just seven carries in his final game of the year before resting in Week 18. Considering Hurts was back to a full practice on Wednesday, it appears he's closer to 100 percent than he's been since that six-game run of big rushing totals. The Bucs have given up the fourth-most rushing yards to QBs in the league and may have trouble chasing Hurts down in wet conditions. The Eagles figure to make Hurts' rushing ability a big part of their offensive gameplan on Sunday."
Ryan Succop Under 7.5 kicking points (-120)
"It's going to be windy and wet in Tampa for this game, and that should have an adverse effect on the kicking game as well as coaches' decisions to even attempt a kick in manageable fourth-down situations. Succop attempted fewer than two FGs per game this year, making only about 1.5 per game. Should we really count on him getting two FGs and two XPs in poor conditions? I certainly don't expect the Bucs to score five TDs in this one, and even if they do, what are the odds he makes all five XPs? I think those odds of either of those things happening are lower than the -120 price on this prop implies."
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