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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints NFL Betting Preview

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints Early Week 1 Betting Preview

Posted by: Charlie Smith

While most of the sportsbook betting community is revving up to make their World Cup betting predictions, NFL sports betting fans can’t help but look ahead to the 2018 season. There’s still a good chunk of the year left before we can make our Week 1 predictions. However, it’s never too early to start sizing up some good betting options, like the ones available on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints pairing. What kind of turnout are the teaser sports betting odds currently predicting?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints – Sunday, September 9th       

When: 1:00 pm ET

Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass

NFL Sports Betting Odds:

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Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Buccaneers +7 (-110) 50 (-110)   TBP
Saints -7 (-110)  50 (-110)  TBP
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

The Bucs turned in a rather disappointing 5-11 record last season that saw them finish dead last in the NFC South. With three teams from the NFC South making the playoffs, it’s safes to say that Tampa Bay was the odd man out last season. Most of the Bucs problems’ stemmed from a poor offense that failed to consistently score points. Ultimately there’s no guarantee that Winston will be lining up under center come September.

Players to Watch: Jameis Winston (3,504 passing yards, 19 TD, 11 INT), Peyton Barber (423 rushing yards, 3 TD, 1 F), Mike Evans (1,001 receiving yards, 5 TD, 71 REC).

New Orleans Saints 

Coming off a year in which they won the division, the Saints are thrilled to face an NFC South opponent right from the start. All in all New Orleans finished last year’s season with an 11-5 record that opened the door to the NFL postseason. There New Orleans would face the Carolina Panthers in the Wild Card round. Although the Panthers were anxious to avenge their regular season losses to the Saints, they ended up falling short to Drew Brees once again. But the ride wouldn’t last much longer as the Saints were eliminated in the divisional round by the Minnesota Vikings. Now the Saints are pegged as one of this year’s favorites to win the NFC South.

Players to Watch: Drew Brees (4,334 passing yards, 23 TD, 8 INT), Mark Ingram (1,124 rushing yards, 12 TD, 2 F), and Michael Thomas (1,245 receiving yards, 5 TD, 104 REC).

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Tampa Bay went 1-7 SU on the road last season
  • Tampa Bay went 2-5-1 ATS on the road last season
  • The TOTAL went OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s 8 road games last season
  • New Orleans went 8-1 SU at home last season
  • New Orleans went 4-5 ATS at home last season
  • The TOTAL went OVER in 6 of New Orleans’ 9 home games last season
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints Betting Picks

So which team should top sportsbook players favor in this Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints matchup? Judging by last year’s betting trends, it’s pretty clear that the Saints will be coming out on top here. Sign up today to get in on this Week 1 NFL betting action!

Score Prediction: 32-24 New Orleans. A high scoring game that sees New Orleans come out on top.

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