Buccaneers vs Saints Odds, Strains, Picks, and Predictions
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates a landing throughout a NFL soccer recreation in opposition to the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photograph/Alex Menendez)
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-1) go to the New Orleans Saints (4-2) in one in all Week 8’s marquee matchups
- 2021 File: 3-2; +0.69 models
- Kickoff is about for 4:25 pm EST from Caesars Superdome in New Orleans
The final time the Buccaneers and Saints confronted off, a visit to the NFC Championship recreation was on the road as Tom Brady confronted Drew Brees for the ultimate time.
Since then, Brees has retired and Brady received his seventh ring. Not solely that, however Brady is now within the thick of the NFL MVP chase and simply grew to become the primary QB to throw 600 landing passes. Whereas the outcomes have been uneven, Jameis Winston has led the Saints to a 4-2 document.
Now they’ll sq. off for the primary time within the post-Brees period. Kickoff is about for 4:25 pm ET from New Orleans.
Buccaneers vs Saints Odds
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||-225||-4.5 (-110)||Ov 48.5 (-110)|
|New Orleans Saints||+185||+4.5 (-110)||Un 48.5 (-110)|
Odds as of October thirtieth at DraftKings
The Buccaneers have been 5.5-point favorites earlier within the week. Tampa Bay hasn’t been nice in opposition to the unfold this 12 months, going 3-4. After opening the 12 months with three-straight overs, the underneath has hit in three of their final 4.
New Orleans has been streaky as effectively, beginning the season with three-straight unders, adopted by two overs, and one other underneath on Monday in Seattle. The Saints are 3-3 ATS.
NFL Public Cash has introduced issues again right down to Bucs -4.5, whereas the overall dropped to 48.5 from Friday to Saturday.
Buccaneers vs Saints Harm Report
Tampa has battled accidents all 12 months at numerous ranges of their protection. In Week 7 they have been with out Lavonte David and Richard Sherman, however acquired security Antoine Winfield Jr. again.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 27, 2021
Offensively they’ve been lacking Rob Gronkowski since Week 4, whereas Antonio Brown missed their beatdown of the Bears with an ankle harm.
Week 8 Harm Report
|Buccaneers||Harm, Standing||Saints||Harm, Standing|
|Richard Sherman, CB||Hamstring, Questionable||Andrus Peat, OL||Pectoral, Out|
|Jason Pierre-Paul, OLB||Shoulder/Hand, Questionable||Dwayne Washington, RB||Neck, Out|
|Rob Gronkowski, TE||Ribs, Questionable||Taysom Hill, QB||Concussion, Out|
|Dee Delaney, CB||Ankle, Questionable||Payton Turner, DE||Calf, Out|
|Lavonte David, LB||Ankle, Questionable||Deonte Harris, WR||Hamstring, Questionable|
|Antonio Brown, WR||Ankle, Out||N/A||N/A|
Gronk returned to observe this week, and Richard Sherman’s standing appears to be like promising as effectively.
The unhealthy information for the Saints is that Taysom Hill nonetheless isn’t training, and neither is Michael Thomas. Thomas nonetheless hasn’t been activated off the PUP record, so it’s going to nonetheless be a couple of weeks earlier than his 2021 debut.
Andrus Peat underwent season-ending surgical procedure on his pectoral on Friday. That’s a large blow to the Saints offensive line.
Buccaneers vs Saints Head-to-Head
For years it was laborious to argue that the Saints had the perfect QB within the NFC South. Drew Brees constantly guided them to the playoffs, capping his profession with four-straight division titles.
And the group noise is BLARING…loudest I’ve heard it from the Bucs parking zone. Getting ready for a very totally different expertise within the Superdome now vs final 12 months. At dwelling Sunday, the Bucs confirmed they will play with out penalties and psychological errors. That’s rather a lot more durable on the street.
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) October 29, 2021
However the ‘greatest QB’ title was up for grabs final 12 months when Tampa introduced in Tom Brady. Now the crown resides in Tampa. Besides, the Buccaneers have struggled in opposition to the Saints, even with Brady underneath heart.
Buccaneers vs Saints: Final 5 Video games
|Date||Away Workforce||Residence Workforce||Outcome||Closing Line||Complete|
|October 6, 2019||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||New Orleans Saints||31-24 Saints||Saints -3.0||46.0 (Over)|
|November 17, 2019||New Orleans Saints||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||34-17 Saints||Saints -5.0||50.5 (Over)|
|September 13, 2020||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||New Orleans Saints||34-23 Saints||Saints -4.0||48.5 (Over)|
|November 8, 2020||New Orleans Saints||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||38-3 Saints||Bucs -3.5||51.0 (Underneath)|
|January 17, 2021||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||New Orleans Saints||30-20 Buccaneers||Saints -2.5||53.0 (Underneath)|
The loss final January truly snapped a five-game head-to-head successful streak for the Saints. Actually, earlier than that playoff assembly New Orleans was 7-3 of their final 10 conferences.
Can Kamara Preserve Saints Shut?
With Thomas out, Alvin Kamara stays the focus of the Saints offense. Whereas he’s by no means gone over 80 on the bottom in opposition to the Bucs within the common season, he’s annoyed them within the passing recreation.
AK has by no means recorded fewer than 5 catches in opposition to the Bucs, and is averaging 8.94 yards per reception.
Alvin Kamara completed Monday evening with 10 receptions for 128 receiving yards.
118 of his 128 receiving yards got here after the catch, probably the most YAC by any participant in a recreation this season. pic.twitter.com/w6dBcCkkxa
— ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 26, 2021
Tampa has had hassle with working backs the previous few weeks too. Khalil Herbert totaled 133 yards on 23 touches final week. In Week 6, Miles Sanders racked up 56 yards on simply 9 rushes, and Myles Gaskin popped off for 74 yards and two TDs on ten receptions the week earlier than.
After force-feeding him in opposition to the Seahawks, anticipate a wholesome does of Kamara once more this week.
Buccaneers vs Saints Prediction
Tampa Bay opened with three-straight video games hitting the projected over, and it’s clicked in 5 of seven thus far.
The Saints have gone over 48.5 as soon as in six video games, and hit 48 one different time.
New Orleans took some deep pictures on Monday evening and simply missed quite a lot of occasions. Whereas the absence of Brown hurts, getting Gronk again bolsters the TB offense. Earlier than the quantity dropped, the underneath was a stable play. However a two-point swing makes the over superb.
The Choose: Underneath 48.5 (-110)
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