Buccaneers vs. Saints Odds
Both teams come into this game at 1-3 overall and 1-3 against the spread. The Saints are 1-0 at home and have went over the point total three times while Tampa Bay is 1-1 on the road and has split the over/under in four games. The Saints have won five straight over Tampa Bay.
Trends show that the Saints have covered the spread in four of their last five against the Bucs, while the home team has covered in five of the last six in this series. These two have went under the point total in 9 of their last 11 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, New Orleans is the clear favorite at home, as the Saints are getting odds of -10 points against the Bucs. The over/under total for the game has been set at 48 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Saints favored by 12 points. The spread then slowly worked down to 10 points. The over/under total opened at 49 points and then quickly dipped to 48.
The Saints are coming off a 38-17 loss at Dallas last week in which the defense was torched once again. New Orleans has given up at least 26 points in all three losses and is giving up nearly 400 yards per game. The offense is posting over 400 yards per game, but it’s not making up for the defensive issues. Drew Brees has thrown for 1,203 yards and seven touchdowns this year while Jimmy Graham has 32 catches for 340 yards and three scores. Khiry Robinson has added 215 rushing yards with one score.
Tampa Bay is coming off a surprising 27-24 win at Pittsburgh last week after starting the season 0-3. The Bucs scored on the winning touchdown with 7 seconds to play as Mike Glennon found Vincent Jackson for a 5-yard TD pass. Glennon is filling in for the injured Josh McCown, and he threw for 302 yards last week against Pittsburgh. Louis Murphy added six receptions for 99 yards in the win while Jackson had three catches for 32 yards. The defense was led by Lavonte David, who had 12 tackles and three tackles for loss.
In terms of Injuries, New Orleans fullback Erik Lorig (ankle) and defensive back Marcus Ball (hamstring) are both questionable for the game. Tampa Bay defensive end Larry English (hamstring) and safety Dashon Goldson (ankle) are questionable as well.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Saints, as New Orleans is getting 58% of the wagers with odds of -10 points against the Bucs on Sunday.