The NFL Playoffs have arrived as the Philadelphia Eagles travel to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on Monday night. Ending what has been a downward spiral by advancing to the Divisional Round would go a long way in encouraging an upset fan base. Now is when contenders step up.
Sports bettors looking to get in on the action can do so in various ways, including creating a same-game parlay on DraftKings Sportsbook. Every leg must cash for the parlay to be deemed a winning ticket, so here's a look at a few that culminate in a payout exactly five times the investment.
Leg 1: D'Andre Swift Over 59.5 Rushing Yards (-115)
There are a few reasons why backing running back D'Andre Swift is the way to go on Monday. The first concept working in his favor is the weather. Thunderstorms are expected in Tampa in the afternoon and steady rain is projected to remain during the evening. Those conditions favor the ground game.
It's also worth mentioning quarterback Jalen Hurts (finger) and wide receiver A.J. Brown (knee) are far from healthy. Those two stars are the foundation of Philly's passing attack. Avoiding the risk of further injury by establishing a rushing attack as early as possible should be a priority for the coaching staff.
This leg is built upon Swift's production most of all, though. The fourth-year pro has tallied at least 60 rushing yards in five of his last seven games and is averaging a dependable 4.6 yards per attempt in that span. Of course, Swift cooked the Buccaneers for 130 yards on 16 carries back in Week 3, too.
Leg 2: Chris Godwin 50+ Receiving Yards (-170)
Defending the pass has been Philly's biggest struggle this campaign. The Eagles finished the regular season with the second-most yards allowed to opposing wide receivers (3,125) and the fifth-most passing yards to opposing quarterbacks (4,551). They simply gave up one completion after another.
That bodes well for Tampa Bay's Chris Godwin, who has developed into quarterback Baker Mayfield's go-to option as of late. The Penn State product has posted at least 51 yards in each of his last five games thanks to a huge average of 9.0 targets per contest in that time. Talk about a heavy workload.
Philly's defense has remained committed to shutting down the big play all year long, which has left wideouts that excel at comeback and crossing routes open more often than not. Look for Godwin to take advantage of that fact as he has lined up for nearly a third of his snaps (32.7%) in the slot role.
Leg 3: Fourth Quarter Under 13.5 Total Points (-115)
Philadelphia averages just 5.6 points in the fourth quarter of away games and Tampa Bay puts up only 5.1 points in the fourth quarter of home games. Those stats have helped the fourth quarter total hit the under in eight of the Eagles' nine away games and in five of the Buccaneers' eight home games.
Keep in mind 11 points were scored in the fourth quarter when these teams met back in September. That was due in large part to a game-ending drive put together by the Eagles that spanned over nine minutes. Expect to see a similar strategy of bleeding the clock occur if either side can build a lead.
Same-Game Parlay Odds: +500
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