Bucs vs. Saints Week 8 Prediction

Bucs vs. Saints, 10/31/21 NFL Week 8 Betting Predictions & Odds

NFC South rivals clash in New Orleans on Sunday when the Saints host the Bucs at 4:25 p.m. ET. After the Bucs lost twice in the regular season last year to the Saints, is New Orleans the best bet for this matchup as a 4.5-point home dog?

Game Snapshot

273 Tampa Bay Bucs (-4.5) at 274 New Orleans Saints (+4.5); o/u 48.5

4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 31, 2021

Superdome, New Orleans, LA


Tampa Bay Bucs DFS Spin

Tom Brady completed 20-of-36 for 211 yards and four touchdowns in the Bucs' 38-3 Week 7 win against the Bears. Brady lamented after the game that Tampa "left a lot of points out there." And he wasn't wrong, as Chicago had no answer for the Bucs' pass-heavy offense slicing and dicing the Bears' secondary throughout the game. The Bucs proved again that they'll keep passing no matter the game script -- a massive fantasy boon for Brady and his main pass catchers. Brady now leads the league with 21 passing scores through seven weeks and is on pace for 51 touchdowns at the tender age of 44. He'll be a top-7 QB option next week against New Orleans.

New Orleans Saints DFS Spin

Jameis Winston completed 19-of-35 passes for 222 yards and one touchdown in the Saints' 13-10, Week 7 win over the Seahawks. Winston boosted his stat line with eight rushes for 40 yards with his legs, setting season-highs as a runner with Taysom Hill out with a concussion. He also wasn't helped by his wideouts in the pass game, as Tre'Quan Smith was on a completely different page most of the night while Kevin White and Kenny Stills dropped deep balls. Winston's touchdown pass was a 13-yarder to Alvin Kamara, who caught 10 balls for 128 yards and the score. Winston isn't a fantasy option in this low-volume offense but gets a potential ceiling spot next week against the Bucs.

NFL Week 8 Betting Prediction

The Bucs are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games versus the Saints, are 0-4 against the number in their last four games as a road favorite and are 5-14-1 at the betting window in their last 20 games played in October. The Saints, meanwhile, are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games as a home dog and are 36-15 against the number in their last 51 games in October.


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