NFL Handicappers Preview: Philadelphia Eagles (3-9) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6) 12/9 1:00 PM EST.

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The best sports handicappers preview today’s NFC matchup at Raymond James Stadium between the 3-9 Eagles, and the 6-6 Buccaneers. Philadelphia is 2-9-1 against the spread so far this season, while the Bucs are an impressive 9-2-1 ATS.


Current Vegas Odds have the Bucs as 7.5 point favorites and the total sits at 48. Experts currently favor the Eagles +7.5 and the total is split right down the middle 50-50. Public money leans towards the Bucs and towards the over. This could be an interesting match up given the Eagles recent success, or lack thereof.  The Eagles needed a 98 yard punt return to cover against the Cowboys last week.


The Eagles will again be without Michael Vick who is out with concussion related symptoms. This means Nick Foles will again be at the helm for the Eagles offense. In 133 attempts, he has completed 81 passes for a percentage of 60.9. Foles has thrown for 793 yards averaging 6 yards per completion. He has thrown for 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions, his current rating is 73.3. For those hoping to see a LeSean McCoy appearance, don’t count on it. McCoy is listed as out for Sunday with concussion symptoms.


The Bucs are still questionable about a Vincent Jackson return due to a calf injury, but they will look to Josh Freeman to continue what has been an impressive season thus far. He is 217 of 388 for a 55.9% completion rate. Freeman has thrown for 3003 yards and averages 7.7 yards per attempt. Freeman has thrown 23 touchdowns and only 8 interceptions, with a 92.1 QB rating. Watch out for Doug Martin who has rushed for 1106 yards on the year and 9 touchdowns.


Many expect the Eagles to be handled with ease by the Bucs. However the 7.5 point spread will lure bettors into a spoiler type situation. For this total to go over, bettors and handicappers alike will need some defensive and special teams scoring, which is certainly possible given these two squads, and their turnover ability


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