Buccaneers vs. Saints NFL Divisional Round Odds, Betting Predictions & Picks
The best betting sites for NFL favor the home team when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints meet Sunday in the NFL NFC Divisional Playoffs at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Holy Ones went 2-0 SU and ATS against Tampa Bay this season, according to the best online sportsbooks. They defeated the Buccaneers 34-21 in New Orleans. And 38-3 in Tampa. The Saints will aim for the season sweep. They will try to secure their spot in the NFC championship game with another win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints NFL Odds by BetUs
|Buccaneers||+3 (-105)||51½ (-110)||+144|
|Saints||-3 (-115)||51½ (-110)||-165|
Betting Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs are three-point dogs, per the best betting sites for NFL. The Buccaneers seemed to be en route to an easy win and cover. They entered the half with an 18-7 lead over Washington last Saturday. Washington got to within two points and made it 18-16 in the third quarter.
But Tampa Bay managed to pull away to win 31-23. However, they failed to cover the spread as ten-point favorites. But they improved to 5-0 SU in their last five games. Tom Brady went 22-for-40 for 381 passing yards and two passing TDs.
Now, Tampa Bay needs to figure out the Saints. The Buccaneers are, according to the best betting sites, 12-3 SU and 9-6 ATS against all other teams this season. They average 33.3 points per game on offense and allow just 20.4 points per game on defense in those 15 games. In their two games against New Orleans, Tampa Bay has scored just 12 points per game. And they have allowed an average of 36 points.
Betting New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans defense had another dominant showing in their wild-card win over the Chicago Bears. They held the Bears to only 239 total yards and nine points. 99 of those yards and a touchdown came on a meaningless garbage time drive.
The Saints ended the regular season fourth in the league in total yards allowed at 310.9 per game. And fifth in points allowed at 21.1 per game. Drew Brees went 28 of 39 pass attempts on Sunday.
He had 265 passing yards and two touchdown passes with no picks.
One of those scoring passes was to Michael Thomas. He has struggled with injuries this season. He hadn’t caught a touchdown pass before this one. If the Saints can get things going offensively and keep playing at the level they’ve been doing so on defense. They could be the squad to beat in the NFC.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints NFL Pick
The Buccaneers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games in January. And 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games as an underdog. The Saints are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games. And 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scoring 35.8 points per game in their five-game winning streak. They have topped 30 points in seven of their last 12 overall. Brady has arguably the best weapons of his career. This Bucs offense is fearsome right now.
The New Orleans Saints basically had a bye week last week. They have won nine of their last 10 games Brees has played. At home, the Saints should be favorites. You know Brees & Co. are very motivated considering how their last few playoff trips turned out.
The Saints won both games against the Bucs this season. That includes a 38-3 routing back in November. They haven’t lost to Tampa Bay since September of 2018. But we’re getting Brady and this Bucs offense with a free field goal. One can trust Brady more than Brees in big games. Take Tampa Bay and the points.