Saints vs. Bucs Free Pick
NFC South rivals clash at Raymond James Stadium today in Tampa where the Buccaneers will host the Saints at 1:00PM ET.
The Bucs enter play with a 6-6 record and have won three of their last four games, but they seemed overpriced in this spot. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Mybookie.ag, Tampa is a 4.5-point home favorite over New Orleans, which couldn't stop a rock defensively but should be able to keep this game within a field goal.
In their 23-19 win over the Falcons last Sunday, the Bucs lost the turnover battle 2-1 and allowed Atlanta to reach the red-zone three times. Yet the Falcons were just 1-of-3 in those scoring chances and settled for four Shayne Graham field goals despite finding success moving the ball into Tampa Bay territory.
Credit the Bucs for consistently holding the Falcons to three points instead of six, but they'll face a Saints offense today that just hung 38 points on a stout Carolina defense. Despite losing Mark Ingram for the season, the Saints should still be able to move the ball on a Bucs defense that could once again be without defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (hand, questionable), Jacquies Smith (hamstring, out) and George Johnson (calf, doubtful). The Saints are also 3-1 against the spread inside the division this year.
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