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Saints Triumphing in Meetings With Bucs

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers find themselves in unfamiliar territory ahead of Week 14’s clash with the New Orleans Saints. Sportsbooks opened the Bucs as 4-point favorites in this one, which is the first time this season they’ve been favored by more than a field goal. It’s also the first time since 2008 that the Bucs have been home chalk versus the Saints.

Shark Bites
  • The Buccaneers are 4-12 SU in their last 16 games against their division.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the Saints' last five games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of the Buccaneers' last 12 games as favorites.

New Orleans (4-8 SU, 5-6-1 ATS) looked like they were going to make a mid-season push thanks to a three-game winning streak but saw the wheels come off in the last month in the form of a four-game losing skid.

The Saints have traditionally had the edge in this series, taking seven out of their last eight meetings with Tampa Bay.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were listed as -2.5-point favorites at Bovada and other online Sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 50.5.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 35-18 win for the Buccaneers on Sunday. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have seen them go 6-6 and 7-5 ATS so far this season, while the New Orleans Saints are at 4-8 and 5-6-1 ATS. In over under totals betting, the New Orleans Saints are 7-4-1, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 6-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs New Orleans injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 18-rated Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the No. 25-rated New Orleans Saints in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 22.58 PPG, against a Saints defense that ranks No. 32 this week at 31.67 PPG. The Buccaneers aerial game is averaging 226.75 yards per game, less than the Saints secondary allows through the air, 287.33 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the New Orleans Saints own the league's No. 29-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 148.67 yards per game when on the road. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 5 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Saints got 3 passing scores out of Drew Brees, but lost 41-38 to the Panthers on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

In their last game, the Buccaneers were Week 13 winners, coming out on top of the Falcons by a score of 23-19.

Betting Trends
  • New Orleans is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
  • New Orleans is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 22 games

Next Betting Matchups

New Orleans home to Detroit, Monday, December 21st
Tampa Bay at St. Louis, Thursday, December 17th