Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints News & Picks
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+3 -105||52 -110 O||+145|
|New Orleans Saints||-3 -115||52 -110 U||-165|
**Odds as of 01/015**
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
What more could we ask for? We get to enjoy an epic battle between two of the greatest QBs of all-time, as Tom Brady and Drew Brees slug it out. Except we’ve already seen this matchup twice, and the Buccaneers were handled both times. The Bucs were manhandled the second time, to be more specific, as they were smashed 38-3 at home by the Saints in Week 9.
New Orleans swept the season series with Tampa Bay by a total score of 72-26. Brady bumbled in these matchups, throwing only two total touchdowns vs five interceptions. Meanwhile, Brees tossed six TDs against the Bucs, with zero interceptions. Even though the Buccaneers have won five straight games and are playing well lately, it won’t be enough to win or cover on Sunday in The Big Easy.
Tampa Bay is banged up, and even if all three of their questionable stars play (WRs Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, RB Ronald Jones II) they aren’t 100%. The Saints breezed through their Wild Card game vs the Bears, quietly winning 21-9. New Orleans is 7-1 ATS over the previous eight games in which it was the favorite.
Make it 8-1 ATS over the previous nine after Sunday night. Saints 27, Buccaneers 21
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints already played twice during the regular season. New Orleans won both games 34-23 and 38-3.
After losing 38-3 against the Saints, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers offense didn’t score less than 24 points in the remaining regular-season games (eight). They finished the regular season averaging 30.8 points per game, third in the league.
The Bucs’ offense is loaded with Brady, Leonard Fournette, Ronald Jones, Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Antonio Brown, Chis Goodwin, Mike Evans, Rob Gronkowski, Cameron Brate and Scott Miller.
The total has gone over in four of Tampa Bay’s last five games when playing on the road against the Saints.
New Orleans have all their offensive key players back, including Michael Thomas. They are also loaded with Thomas, Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray, Emmanuel Sanders, Jared Cook, Deontae Harris and Taysom Hill.
The Saints finished the regular season averaging 30.1 points per game, good for fifth overall. The total has gone under in their last five games played in January, but the Buccaneers defense is very vulnerable.
Expect some fireworks. Go over.
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