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Week 17 Betting Line Favors the New Orleans Saints over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

New Orleans Saints

vs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday, December 28, 2014 1:00 PM ET
Raymond James Stadium

The New Orleans Saints are 6-0 SU and 4-2 ATS in their last six games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After falling out of the playoff race last week, New Orleans will just be playing for pride when it visits Tampa Bay this Sunday.

Tampa Bay is 0-8 SU and 1-7 ATS in its last eight games at home. The Bucs are also just 1-6 SU and 2-4-1 ATS in their last seven divisional home games, but the Saints haven't been much better at 3-3 SU and 1-5 ATS in their last six divisional road games.

New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The New Orleans Saints betting odds line opened as -5.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 47 at most shops.

Computer Prediction: New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 21-15 result in favor of the Saints. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sit at 2-13 (6-9 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the New Orleans Saints are currently 6-9 (6-9 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Tampa Bay is 5-10 OU, and New Orleans is 10-5 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs New Orleans injuries news.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 28 and the New Orleans Saints at No. 15 heading into this contest.

How New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers No. 28-ranked offense (17.13 PPG) against a New Orleans Saints defense that ranks No. 29 at 26.93 PPG. The Buccaneers passing attack has averaged 213.33 yards per game, less than the Saints give up through the air (261.47 YPG on average).

Defensively, the New Orleans Saints feature the league's No. 21-rated road run defense, allowing 118.71 yards per game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, meanwhile, ranks No. 29 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Drew Brees handled the Falcons defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 313 yards and 1 scores, but New Orleans still lost to Atlanta 30-14.

In their last game, the Buccaneers were Week 16 losers coming out on the wrong end of 20-3 score against Green Bay.

New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Odds Trends

New Orleans is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
New Orleans is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 12 games
New Orleans is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
Tampa Bay is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home

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