MNF Wild Card Predictions | Eagles vs Buccaneers

Pat Pickens
Last Updated: Jan 8, 2024

Super Wild Card Weekend will wrap up with the fifth-seeded Philadelphia Eagles heading south for a date against the NFC South champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Philadelphia is the reigning NFC champion and has already beaten the Bucs this season. However, the Eagles enter the playoffs with a 1-5 record over their past six games and the second-worst point differential (plus-5) of any postseason team.

The Bucs persevered through a roller-coaster season where they started 3-1, then lost six of seven before closing with five wins in their final six games.

Here’s a look at the latest Monday Night Football odds for this NFC playoff showdown.

Eagles vs Buccaneers Odds

MNF odds are current as of Monday, Jan. 8, and courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

  • Moneyline: Eagles (-148) @ Buccaneers (+124)
  • Spread: Eagles -3 (-102) @ Buccaneers +3 (-118)
  • Over/Under: Over 44 (-112) / Under 44 (-108)

Monday Night Football Prediction

Buccaneers 28, Eagles 17

It’s been a long time since Philadelphia shut down the Bucs’ offense in Week 3. The Eagles’ defense has allowed at least 27 points in six of their past 10 games, and they finished 30th in the NFL in points-against per game (25.2).

Philadelphia’s offense is also suddenly in flux since quarterback Jalen Hurts is dealing with a dislocated finger, and top receiver A.J. Brown sustained a knee injury in the regular-season finale against the Giants.

Plus, Tampa Bay’s defense is fifth in football against the run (95.3 yards against per game), which means it could be up to Hurts to win the game with his arm.

Eagles fans are already bracing for this result. As much as I’d love to pick the Eagles to turn it on in the second season, the Bucs are a tough matchup who are playing well and should surprise Philadelphia.

Monday Night Football Best Bet

Buccaneers +3 (-118)

My gut says betting the Bucs to win outright (+124) is a better play.

However, it’s always a good idea to take the points when a home team is getting them, especially in a matchup of teams going in opposite directions as these clubs are.

Monday Night Football Parlay

Best MNF Parlay (+196)

  • Buccaneers +3.5 (-137)
  • Over 44.5 Points (-108)
  • Buccaneers: Over 22.5 (+100)

The Eagles’ defense is in shambles, and the Bucs have scored at least 29 points in three of its past five games.

In this parlay, a 24-23 Philadelphia win would be successful.

Monday Night Football Prop Bet

Buccaneers: Over 22.5 (+100)

The Eagles have given up at least 23 points in six of their past seven games, and the only game in which they allowed fewer than 23 points was against the Seahawks with Drew Lock as the Seahawks starter.

At even money odds, this prop is worth mashing.


Pat Pickens

Pat Pickens is a seasoned sportswriter who has covered the NHL since 2013 for various websites, including The New York Times,,, USA Today, the Associated Press and many others. His debut book, titled "The Whalers" about the history of the NHL's Hartford Whalers, was released in October 2021.

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