NFL betting picks: Best bets for Buccaneers vs Eagles
Zach Brunner provides his best NFL betting picks for Thursday Night Football, including four player props.
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Jalen Hurts over 8.5 rushing attempts -110
Hurts has gone over this rushing prop in all but one game this season. In that one failed performance, the quarterback ran the ball eight times. Not only are the Eagles calling running plays for Hurts, he is also very willing and effective scrambling when he is forced out of the pocket.
Given the talented defensive line of Tampa, Hurts could be feeling uncomfortable in the pocket often, leading to more rushing attempts.
Miles Sanders under 9.5 rushing attempts -125
While we are betting the over on Hurts’ rushing prop, we’re going under for Sanders. The Eagles rely too heavily on analytics, and their analytics have told them not to run the ball this season. It has resulted in Sanders having rushing attempt totals of seven and two in two of the past three weeks.
He also faces the top-ranked defense in rushing yards per attempt allowed (2.9). Much like the Dolphins last week, this matchup should lead to the Eagles running backs not carrying the ball much.
Tom Brady over 1.5 rushing yards -110
I bet you didn’t expect to see a Tom Brady rushing prop. My typical rule is I’m offered any quarterback to rush for more than two yards, I bet the over.
It makes perfect sense here. Clearly, rushing for two yards is no accomplishment. Brady has gone over on this prop in all but one game this season. In fact, he has double-digit rushing yards in two of the past three weeks.
Jalen Hurts over 0.5 interceptions -140
Although Hurts has done a pretty good job at protecting the ball this season, he now has three interceptions in the past three games.
With the Eagles expected to be trailing and also struggling to run the ball, it could lead to some ill-advised throws from Hurts. The Buccaneers also rank fourth in the league in interceptions per game (1.2).