Bucs vs. Saints Week 1 Prediction

Bucs vs. Saints, 9/13/20 NFL Week 1 Betting Predictions

NFC South rivals square off in New Orleans on Sunday when Tom Brady clashes with Drew Brees at 4:25 p.m. ET. With the Saints laying 3.5 points and the total sitting at 47.5, what’s the best play for bettors?

Game Snapshot

475 Tampa Bay Bucs (+3.5) at New Orleans Saints (-3.5); o/u 47.5

4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, September 13, 2020

NFL Week 1 Regular-Season

Tampa Bay Bucs DFS Spin

Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski said Tom Brady's arm might be stronger than it was when Gronkowski entered the NFL in 2010. Gronk's comment echoes what TE Cameron Brate said this week about the strength of 43-year-old Brady's arm. Maybe it's the TB12 system. We're looking into it. Brady is being drafted in the eighth round, as the ninth quarterback off the board, surrounded by the best cast of pass catchers of his career.

New Orleans Saints DFS Spin

Saints signed RB Alvin Kamara to a five-year, $75 million extension. It comes with $34.3 million in guarantees. The $75 million is new money, with Kamara's total contract valued at $71.1 million. New Orleans needed to move cap space to sign Kamara, who was in the final year of his rookie deal. Kamara's $15.4 APY is now behind only Christian McCaffrey. It's a huge commitment from GM Mickey Loomis given the Saints' cap issues. Kamara missed two games while playing through a torn MCL last year and has knee injuries going back to college. With Drew Brees likely in his final season, the Saints are locking up Kamara as the centerpiece of their offense.

Bucs vs. Saints Betting Prediction

It may take a quarter or two for the offenses to settle in, but I expect the over to cash on Sunday. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams overall and hit in five of the previous seven clashes at the Superdome. While Mike Evans (hamstring) is unlikely to play, Brady still has more weapons now than he did a year ago in New England. The Saints, meanwhile, are still loaded offensively and the Bucs’ biggest question mark defensively remains their secondary. Points should eventually start to roll in today in the second half of this game.

NFL WEEK 1 BETTING PREDICTION: BUCS/SAINTS OVER 47.5

Recent NFL Discussions

Loading...

NFL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail 2022 Super Bowl Futures Odds Despite the Buccaneers’ routing the Chiefs in Super Bowl 55, it’s Kansas City that has opened as the betting favorite to win the 2022 Super Bowl.
Thumbnail Super Bowl 55 Point Spread Prediction After opening briefly as a 3.5-point favorite for Super Bowl 55, the Chiefs have remained a 3-point favorite over the Bucs for most of the two weeks leading up...
Thumbnail Super Bowl 55 Over/Under Prediction The Chiefs and Bucs both rank in the top-5 offensively, but with a high total and rain in the forecast, will Super Bowl 55 go over the...
Thumbnail Patrick Mahomes SB Prop Predictions Is it a safe bet that Patrick Mahomes will go over his Super Bowl 55 player props for passing yards, attempts and touchdowns? Or will the Bucs’ stout defense...
Thumbnail Chris Godwin Super Bowl Prop Predictions Bucs receiver Chris Godwin has had an up-and-down postseason, but does he stand to go off against the Chiefs on Sunday in Super Bowl...

NFL Headlines