Buccaneers vs. Saints NFL Week 1 Betting Odds, Predictions and Preview
The best offshore sports betting sites favor the New Orleans Saints over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by 3.5 points in their 2020 NFL regular season-opening game on September 13 at 3:25 p.m. at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Buccaneers vs. Saints NFL Week 1 Betting Odds
|Buccaneers||+3½ (-115)||49 (-105)||+155|
|Saints||-3½ (-105)||49 (-115)||-180|
Betting Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs are the road underdogs according to the best online sportsbooks. The signing of Leonard Fournette is another example of Tampa Bay doing all they can to provide Tom Brady with the best group of skill players available. That commitment is probably what appealed to GOAT. Tampa already had Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard on offense when it signed Brady.
The Bucs didn’t need many additions in the way of receivers. Then Brady persuaded BFF Rob Gronkowski to come out of retirement. So Tampa added the veteran tight an already-deep group. At the same time, the Bucs retained all their tight end talent. Despite rumors that Howard might be traded this offseason.
Running back is another position with a lot of depth. The Buccaneers drafted third-rounder Ke’Shawn Vaughn. They added LeSean McCoy and now Fournette in free agency. The Bucs had only one need on offense; tackle. So they drafted Tristan Wirfs, with their top pick in 2020.
The Buccaneers are committed to keeping Brady from showing signs of decline. Such as the ones that appeared in 2019 when Brady had the worst statistical season of his career. Or the ones that appeared during the postseason, which ended with a pick-six, Brady’s final throw with New England). During that Bill Belichick made some of the worst general management decisions of his career.
The Buccaneers offer something that the Patriots were struggling to provide. And that is help almost to an unlimited degree. Or at least that’s the way it looks in theory. Of course, perfect depth charts have been torn to bits when they hit the gridiron. For example, the Eagles in 2011. But as the Bucs pamper Brady, it’s easy to see the reason that they were so much more alluring than the Patriots.
Betting New Orleans Saints
The Holy Ones are the home faves per the best offshore sports betting sites. The Saints practiced in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the second and last time of this training camp. They attempted to give players a feel for game day. What this practice lacked in terms of standout individual plays, it made up for in a glimpse of what game day in 2020 will feel like.
There are fewer than 10 days left until the Saints open their season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Saints look to be in tremendous shape health-wise and otherwise-wise. Just three players were totally absent from practice. Those were offensive lineman Cesar Ruiz, missing his fifth consecutive practice, safety Saquan Hampton (fourth) and tight end Garrett Griffin (third).
Ruiz’s continued absence is worrying. But he is the only absentee expected to play a significant part in Week 1. Rookie linebacker Zack Baun was back on the practice field after he missed his last six practices. This is a good sign. Baun did not participate in team drills, though did get in some work in the side. QB Drew Brees was a spectator for the second straight practice, leaving all the quarterback snaps to Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston.
“It’s a rehearsal, and we’re trying to cover every detail possible — there’s a few changes as to where we’re at in our locker room based on the policies this year — (we’re going over) all of these things, so that on game day, there’s no surprises,” head coach Sean Payton said.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints Week 1 Pick
The Saints, favored at the best offshore sports betting sites, will win, cover the spread, and the total will go under.