Check out our free Buccaneers vs Saints pick and preview for NFL week 2 game in New Orleans. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NFL matchup.
Buccaneers vs Saints Pick & Preview- NFL Week 2
On Sunday, September 18th at 1:00 PM ET, the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, LA. FOX will carry the TV coverage for the game. This matchup between two NFC South teams has the Buccaneers as the -2.5 point road favorites.
Buccaneers vs Saints Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
- Where: New Orleans at Caesars Superdome
- Date: Sunday, September 18th
- Betting Odds TB -2.5, TB +-145 | NO +121 O/U 44.0
Last week, the Buccaneers knocked off the Cowboys by a score of 19-3, giving them an important win over a NFC opponent. Not only did Tampa Bay walk away with the win, but they also covered the spread as -2.5 point favorites. With an over-under betting line of 22, the two teams fell below that figure as they combined for 22.
Compared to last year, where the Buccaneers averaged 30.06 points per game, the team’s 19 points was a disappointing performance.
For the game, Tampa Bay ran the ball 33 times, finishing with 152 rushing yards. Individually, Leonard Fournette compiled 127 yards, with a per attempt average of 6.0. On his way to throwing for 212 passing yards, Tom Brady finished with a passer rating of 87.27. To finish the game, Brady had 1 passing touchdown. Leading the way at receiver was Mike Evans, as he accumulated 71 yards and hauled in a touchdown.
Last week, the Saints picked up a game in the NFC South, as they took down the Falcons by a score of 27-26. Even though New Orleans picked up the win, they failed to cover the spread as -5.5 point favorites. The teams combined for a total of 53 points, which surpassed the over-under betting line of 44.
Offensively, the Saints 27 points was better than last year’s season average of 21.41 points per game.
For the game, New Orleans ran the ball 19 times, finishing with 151 rushing yards. In addition to running for 81 yards, Taysom Hill ran for 1 scores. At the quarterback position, Jameis Winston ended the game with a passer rating of 111.03 on 269 yards through the air. Winston found the endzone 2 times through the air. Leading the team in the passing game was Jarvis Landry, who finished with 114 yards, including a yards per reception figure of 16.3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
Last year, the Saints dominated the season series, winning by scores of 9-0 and 36-27.
Tampa Bay comes into the game looking to continue their recent success over Tampa Bay, as they have a record of 4-1. The over-under record in these games sits at 2-3, with the average scoring total coming in at 44.0 points. The New Orleans Saints have gone 4-1-0 vs the spread in these games. On average, the Buccaneers have averaged 16.6 points per game in the past 5 head-to-head matchups, compared to New Orleans at 27.4.’)
Tampa Bay has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 5-0-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 29.4 points per game while allowing 16.2. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
Across the Saints last 5 home games, the team averaged 13.8 points per game while allowing 23.0. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-4, while going 1-4 straight-up.
Buccaneers vs Saints Pick
Free Spread Prediction: Buccaneers -2.5
Free Total Prediction:Under 44.0
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