- Tom Brady’s passing yard total for Thursday Night Football is set at 300.5 yards.
- Jalen Hurts’ rushing yard total is set at 46.5 yards.
- DeVonta Smith has -135 to go for OVER 70.5 receiving yards.
PHILADELPHIA – Week 6 of the NFL season commences with a Thursday Night Football matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-310) and the Philadelphia Eagles (+255). The game will take place in Philadelphia at 8:20 p.m. EST on FOX.
Going into this matchup, regulated online sportsbooks have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers listed as 7-point favorites to win. While money can be made betting on the moneyline, a nice profit can also be made by wagering on player props for players like Tom Brady, Jalen Hurts, and DeVonta Smith.
Tom Brady’s Passing Yard Total
Tom Brady – Total Passing Yards
- OVER 300.5 -115
- UNDER 300.5 -115
Even at 44 years old, Tom Brady has been playing at an all-time high so far this season. He is currently leading the league in passing yards with 1,767 yards thrown. Looking at his total yards for Week 6, 300.5 yards should be obtainable for him. He has hit the OVER in three of his five games played this season already.
Seeing how Tom Brady has performed against the Eagles, in his five career games against Philly, he averages 304.8 passing yards.
While the Eagles defense has been able to hold their own this season and not allow any 300+ yard passing games, Brady is unlike any other QB they have faced this season. He spreads the ball around very well with five receivers having 20+ targets this year and can also attack the weakest defensive back. With this, the OVER is looking like the profitable side of the line.
Jalen Hurts’ Rushing Yard Total
Jalen Hurts – Total Rushing Yards
- OVER 46.5 -115
- UNDER 46.5 -115
As many are quick to jump on the OVER, Jalen Hurts might be meeting his match for Thursday Night Football. Hurts is known as one of the best rushing quarterbacks in the league with 256 rushing yards through five games.
However, here in Week 6, the Buccaneers’ defense is just too good. They currently lead the league in the fewest rushing yards allowed to opposing QBs with just 13 yards allowed. It is also worth noting that the Buccaneers have the worst passing defense in the league which could allow Hurts to make quick and accurate passes to his receivers rather than scrambling out of the pocket.
If Hurts does run out of the pocket, his strongest rushing side is to his right. For example, in Week 2, Hurts took off to the right in nine of his ten carries. If Hurts tries to run right in Week 6, he will be met by arguably the best left side of a defensive line in the NFL in Ndamukong Suh, Vita Vea, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Devin White.
At 46.5 yards, the NFL betting odds on the UNDER could very well be the ones to cash.
DeVonta Smith’s Receiving Yard Total
DeVonta Smith – Total Receiving Yards
- OVER 70.5 -135
- UNDER 70.5 +105
DeVonta Smith is being set up for a huge performance in this Thursday Night Football matchup. The Buccaneers’ defense against opposing receivers is horrendous. They allow a whopping 314.4 receiving yards per game. In every game this season, they have allowed an opposing receiver to go for 70 or more receiving yards.
Smith gets most of his work done lining up to the right of Jalen Hurts. In Week 5, Smith caught four of his seven receptions on the right with each of them going for 5+ yards. Looking back to Week 4, Tampa Bay allowed Jakobi Meyers to catch six of his eight receptions to the right as well, with four of them going for 5+ yards.
Smith is definitely the guy to watch here, as he could have his biggest game of the season.
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