Division rivals square off once again, with the New Orleans Saints traveling to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday night. The Bucs look to sweep the season series.
Meanwhile, New Orleans can get itself back in the hunt in a division no one seems to want.
Let’s take a closer look at NFL betting odds, and which prop options are best if you bet online.
Odds: Saints vs Buccaneers Props
- Tom Brady Total Passing Touchdowns, O/U 1½
- Chris Olave Total Receiving Yards, O/U 56½
- Mike Evans Total Receiving Yards, O/U 60½
Tom Brady Total Passing Touchdowns, O/U 1½
Who knows what’s going on with Tom Brady and his lackluster performances this season?
The Monday night total currently sits at 1½ passing touchdowns. Brady ended with a pair of touchdown passes in each of the past two games.
He’s only had more than one passing touchdown three times this season, including these recent two performances.
Brady is going against a Saints’ defense that’s seemed to have his number of late.. Even when New Orleans does not win, Brady has seen some limited stats.
This season, New Orleans hasn’t been great, but then neither has Brady. He will throw one touchdown, but it’s hard to see him go over that mark in the sportsbook.
- Picks: Under 1½ (+105)
Chris Olave Total Receiving Yards, O/U 56½
Only downside to the stellar rookie Chris Olave is his quarterback. Expected pedestrian Andy Dalton to start once again, which hampers Olave’s output.
He’s been arguably the constant on the offense, surpassing the 56-yard mark three of his last four games. He’s failed to reach that 56½-yard total just four times this season.
He’s been getting more and more comfortable in the offense, and the targets figures to be there with Michael Thomas still injured. Take over with your NFL picks.
- Picks: Over 56½ (-115)
Mike Evans Total Receiving Yards, O/U 60½
While Mike Evans has not performed well of late, this prop figure seems a bit high.
Evans has a prop of 60½ receiving yards. It’s hard to think he’ll reach it here. His last three receiving totals (31, 54 and 40) all failed to reach the number.
What’s worse is he’s going against a Saints’ defense that’s known to put the clamps on him. Also, the biggest factor in Evans’ performance might be the health of Marshon Lattimore.
Lattimore has consistently had the better of Evans in terms of production. He’s questionable to play, trying to return after an early-season injured abdomen. Thus without him, Evans could have a decent night catching the ball.
He’s not been consistent of late, so under here.
- Picks: Under 60½ (-115)