Buccaneers vs. Saints Pick

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (The Spread) – The Saints may be out of the playoff picture, but they would like to put the Buccaneers in the same boat on Sunday at 1PM ET on FOX.

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NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Saints are 3.5-point favorites versus the Buccaneers, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 54 points. Tampa Bay is 6-7 overall, 3-3 on the road and 9-3-1 against the spread. New Orleans is 5-8 overall, 3-3 at home and 6-7 against the spread.

Line Movement: Opening odds had the Saints favored by 4.5 points. The spread never was greater than that and hit a low of 3 points during the week before closing at 3.5 points. The over/under total opened where it currently sits, at 54 points.

Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 66% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Saints with odds of -3.5 points against the Buccaneers. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.

NFL Week 15 Free Pick: Take New Orleans. According to latest NFL trends, the road team has actually covered the spread in 6 of the last 8 in this series, but the Saints are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 home games and the Bucs are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 divisional games. The Saints picked up a 35-28 win over the Bucs on the road back on Oct. 21. The Saints may not be in the playoff picture, but they are still working to play like a playoff team. The Bucs are in the midst of a slide and it is largely due to a poor defense and the struggles of quarterback Josh Freeman, who has struggled to complete 50 percent of his passes over the last month. In a potential shootout, stick with the more reliable quarterback.

2012 NFL WEEK 15 FREE PICK: NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -3.5

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