Saints vs. Bucs Week 15 Prediction
NFC South rivals clash in Tampa, FL on Sunday night where the Bucs will host the Saints at 8:20 p.m. ET. Tom Brady and the Bucs have had their issues with the Saints over the last two seasons but will Tampa roll as a large home favorite tonight?
329 New Orleans Saints (+11.5) at 330 Tampa Bay Bucs (-11.5); o/u 45.5
8:20 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 19, 2021
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
New Orleans Saints DFS Spin
Saints LT Terron Armstead (knee) has been ruled out for Week 15 against the Bucs. Armstead re-injured his knee in his return last week and will miss his sixth game of the season. The Saints also ruled out RT Ryan Ramczyk (knee), leaving them without both of their All-Pro tackles. James Hurst will start at left tackle, with Jordan Mills replacing Ramczyk on the right side.
Tampa Bay Bucs DFS Spin
Bucs head coach Bruce Arians said Leonard Fournette (ankle) practiced fully Friday and will play in Week 15. While Fournette's DNP on Thursday was a major cause for concern, Arians seemed confident Lombardi Lenny would continue serving as the Bucs' lead back against the Saints. His unquestioned role as Tampa's workhorse makes him game script proof against a stingy New Orleans rush defense. Ronald Jones should be rostered in all formats in case Fournette misses time in the season's final four weeks.
Saints vs. Bucs Betting Prediction
The Saints are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games versus the Bucs, are 22-7 against the number in their last 29 road games versus an opponent with a winning home record and are 19-7 against the spread in their last 26 games as a road underdog. On the other side, the Bucs are just 4-13-1 against the spread in their last 18 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
NFL WEEK 15 BETTING PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS SAINTS +11.5