TNF Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Top Anytime TD Scorer Bets
Week 5 was kind to us and we finished up over four units across all of our anytime touchdown picks. We hit two out of four last Thursday night and two out of three Sunday night. It seems that we are starting to get a handle on these primetime games and I'm looking to keep it rolling for you here tonight with my Eagles vs. Bucs anytime touchdown picks again.
Most people will be trying to pick one of the Bucs wide receivers but when we’re betting touchdowns with such high variance it makes sense to look elsewhere when the odds aren’t long enough. It’s likely that any of the Bucs wide receivers will find the end zone, heck maybe they all will, but to pick the one that does is tricky business.
Both of these teams have struggled a bit at times on the defensive side of the ball and I've done the research so you don't have to find the best anytime touchdown picks for the value.
With a point total currently set at 52.5, the third-highest of all of the Week 6 games, there should be no shortage of touchdowns in this one.
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Eagles vs. Buccaneers Top Anytime TD Scorer Bets
Oj Howard (+400)
With Gronk ruled out again the door remains open for Howard or fellow Tight End Cameron Brate to make an impact. Neither has done so since Gronk has missed time but I have a feeling the needle has turned towards OJ Howard after last week. Brate has run more routes but at some point, Howards talents can't be ignored. The Eagles are tied for the most touchdowns allowed to Tight Ends so far with 4. They’ve allowed a tight end to score in three straight games. Howard played 48 snaps as opposed to Brates 28 last week. He was only targeted three times but at these odds, it’s hard not to bet on Howard. The main reason I'm not on any Bucs wide receivers is that the Eagles zone defense has been phenomenal defending the pass besides when they got burned in Week 4 by Tyreek Hill. The Eagles kept the Falcons, 49ers, Cowboys, and Panthers WRs below 11 receptions and 126 yards, with a total of two TDs during the four games. All the more reason I can see Tom Brady utilizing his tight ends and I'll take the one who's on the field more.
Zach Ertz (+225)
Ertz is getting the start and the majority of the playing time as his teammate and fellow tight end Dallas Goedert is out due to testing positive for Covid-19. He has 5 red-zone targets on the season tied for the most on the Eagles with the aforementioned Goedert. Much like the Eagles, Tampa ranks near the bottom when defending opposing Tight Ends. They’ve allowed three touchdowns to tight ends and have been gashed through the air all season. If the Eagles stand a chance Thursday night they will need to chuck the ball and keep up with the Bucs offense so I like Ertz usage to benefit us here and get in the end zone. It definitely helps that Jalen Hurts targets his tight ends and running backs in the red zone more often than his wide receivers.
Quez Watkins (+333)
Now I know I just literally said Jalen Hurts doesn't target his wide receivers often in the red zone and now I'm listing Watkins as a play. Well here's my reasoning. Watkins snaps continue to be on the rise. He out-snapped starter Jaelen Reagor 55-47 last week. The Buccaneers have allowed the sixth-most yards to the position and the most receptions. Watkins missed out on a touchdown last week against the Panthers, as Jalen Hurts missed him wide-open on a free play. He has seen a red-zone target each of the last two weeks.
TNF Eagles vs. Buccaneers Top Anytime TD Scorer Picks
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