Saints vs Buccaneers NFL Betting Predictions
Buccaneers Await NFC South Rival
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 5-6, but they lead the NFC South and are in the best position of any team in the division.
The Buccaneers have watched the Atlanta Falcons lose critical, close games in recent weeks, and the Buccaneers have a head-to-head win over the Falcons with one more game left between the teams later this season.
Tampa Bay can all but eliminate the New Orleans Saints from the NFC South race if it wins this game on Monday Night Football. However, the Saints have always given them problems.
Which squad is the best bet versus the NFL betting odds here?
Let’s check the latest NFL odds, stats, injury reports, and NFL lines for Saints vs Buccaneers. We’ve plenty of Vegas NFL odds and NFL week 13 picks for you to consider.
Saints vs Buccaneers Betting Lines
Saints Looking for Spark on Offense
The New Orleans Saints are coming off a shutout loss at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers. They went up against a very good defense but not scoring a single point is still an embarrassment in the NFL.
New Orleans fell 13-0 as quarterback Andy Dalton was the Saints’ leading rusher with 21 yards if that gives you an indication of how impotent the Saints were and how fully they were dominated at the line of scrimmage.
The Saints committed two turnovers and finished with just 260 yards and 14 total first downs. It was a bloodbath for an offense that has been bad nearly all season. Those who bet online know that they need to be better to have any shot this week.
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Buccaneers Coming Off Brutal Loss
The Buccaneers are still the team that is most likely to win the NFC South, but their loss to the Cleveland Browns in overtime means the Falcons, Saints and Panthers are still within striking distance in the NFC South.
Tampa Bay’s leading rusher, Rashaad White, had just 64 rushing yards last week. The Buccaneers managed only 16 first downs and a modest 325 total yards. They held the ball for only 30 minutes in a game that lasted 69 minutes.
The Bucs blew a fourth-quarter lead as, yet again, their offense just couldn’t do enough. Now they’re up against another tough defense as New Orleans can be stingy. Can the Bucs get to 20 or 24 points, which is what they’ll need to get the win?
Saints vs Buccaneers Game Injuries
Saints vs Buccaneers Head to Head
The Saints lead the series 39-23, but the Bucs won 20-10 in September in the most recent meeting. New Orleans is 1-3 against the spread in their last four but the Bucs have covered just once in their last seven home games.
Saints vs Buccaneers Game Information
- Game: Saints vs Buccaneers
- Date/Time: Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, 8:15 p.m. ET
- Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
- Saints vs Buccaneers Live stream: NFL Game Pass
Saints vs Buccaneers Game Weather Conditions
The temperature should be 70 degrees with no wind or precipitation. Clear night skies in an open-air stadium.
Saints vs Buccaneers Picks & Prediction
Predicted Score: Buccaneers 20, Saints 13
- Worth Betting on the Moneyline?
Yes. You’re getting odds lower than -200 for a matchup in which one team looks dead as a doornail on offense (the Saints) and is playing on the road against a Tom Brady-led team that is coming off a loss.
Tampa Bay has a very good chance and yet is not priced over -200. That seems pretty good value in the sportsbook.
- Worth Betting ATS?
Yes. The Buccaneers had a hard time beating Drew Brees, but these 2022 Saints are a very different story. Take the Bucs against the spread with your NFL picks.
- Worth Betting on the Totals?
This looks like a tough game to handicap for the over/under. but lean slightly to the under. These are two challenging offenses.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.