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Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus Philadelphia Eagles Pick Prediction NFL Pro Football Odds Preview 12-9-2012

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The Philadelphia Eagles will travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a week fourteen NFL pro football game on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from Tampa Bay is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX.

The betting odds came out with the home team Philadelphia Eagles favored by -9 points with an over under line of 45 ½ points Early money has shown on the side of the road underdog Eagles as Tampa Bay is now favored by -7 points. The total has moved up to a current line of 47 ½ points.

The teams last met in the 2009 season where the Eagles posted the 33-19 home win against the Buccaneers as a -15 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed over 41 ½ points. NFL Trend: Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 5-0-1 ATS in their past six games.

The Eagles have lost eight straight games. They fall to 3-9 on the season following a 38-33 road loss to the Dallas Cowboys last week as a +11 point underdog. The total landed over 44 points. The Philadelphia defense allows 28 second half points to Dallas in the loss. They put up 423 yards of offense with 183 from their run game on 26 attempts. Nick Foles hit on 22 of 34 throws for 251 yards with a touchdown. The rookie QB has two touchdowns and three picks this season and completed 61% of his throws. Bryce Brown ran for 169 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns. Philadelphia allowed the Cowboys offense to generate 417 yards with 123 running on 33 carries. The Eagles are 1-5 straight up on the road this season. The Eagles at 3-9 trails the sixth seeded Seattle Seahawks who are at 7-5 by four games with four left to be played. Any Eagles loss or Seattle win and Philadelphia are eliminated from the playoffs. Since the firing of Juan Castillo at the bye week the Eagles defense has been atrocious. With Juan Castillo the Eagles allowed no more than 27 points in any one game. Since Castillo left the Eagles have given up 28 points or more in every game without their former defensive coordinator. The Eagles have allowed 30 or more points in five of their past six games since Castillo’s dismissal.

Tampa Bay has lost two straight games to fall to 6-6 on the year. They come off the 31-23 road defeat last week to the Denver Broncos as a +9 ½ point underdog. The over under landed over 50 points. The Buccaneers held a 10-7 halftime lead and get outscored by Denver 21-0 in the third quarter. They produced 306 offensive yards with 71 from their run game on 21 attempts. Freeman hit on 18 of 39 throws for 242 yards with two touchdowns and a pick. On the year Freeman has 23 touchdowns and 8 picks. Doug Martin ran for 56 yards on 18 carries. Tampa Bay allowed the Denver offense to gain 333 yards with 91 of it coming from their ground attack on 29 rushes