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New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

New Orleans
Saints
4 - 8
Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
5 - 6
December 05, 2022, 8:15 PM EST
 | Raymond James Stadium

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New Orleans
Saints
4 - 8
Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
5 - 6
December 05, 2022, 8:15 PM EST
 | Raymond James Stadium
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-6 SU, 3-7-1 ATS) blew a golden opportunity to increase their lead in the NFC South last week and will try to avoid slipping in the division against the New Orleans Saints (4-8, 4-8) as small home favorites in the Week 13 Monday Night Football matchup. The Buccaneers fell to the Cleveland Browns 23-17 in overtime as 3-point road favorites last Sunday while the Saints were blanked 13-0 by the San Francisco 49ers as 8.5-point road underdogs.

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    For every step Tampa Bay takes forward, it seems like the team cannot help taking at least a step back. Coming off a 21-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks as 2.5-point favorites in London and then enjoying their bye week, the Buccaneers dropped below the .500 mark with the loss to the Browns. Yet they still own a half-game lead over the second-place Atlanta Falcons in the division.

    The Falcons lost to the Washington Commanders 19-13 last week but host the Pittsburgh Steelers next and have gone 4-2 at home so far. Tampa Bay is just 3-3 at Raymond James Stadium and did not look good offensively again at Cleveland. But New Orleans did not even score a point at San Francisco, which is one reason why the total is down three points to 39.5 in early betting action. The line on the Bucs has also fallen three points to -3.5, basically leaving bettors to decide whether they believe this team can win by more than a field goal.

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    New Orleans Offense Must Find Way to Run Better at Tampa Bay

    The Saints were shut out for the first time since 2001 last week, and it will not get much easier for them this Monday when they visit the Buccaneers. They simply cannot afford to have running back Alvin Kamara fumble twice like he did against the 49ers, and quarterback Andy Dalton (four carries for 21 yards) definitely cannot be their leading rusher.

    Kamara, fellow running back Mark Ingram and quarterback/tight end Taysom Hill combined to run the ball 17 times for 36 yards, and that must improve at Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers have struggled to stop the run this season, giving up 123.2 yards per game on the ground. And they just gave up 189 to the Browns on 34 carries (5.6 average).

    Buccaneers Face Nemesis in Another Nationally Televised Game

    Around this time last year, Tampa Bay was cruising and looked like one of the top Super Bowl contenders in the NFC as the defending champions with one of the NFL MVP favorites in Tom Brady. Then New Orleans came to town and won 9-0 in the Week 15 Sunday Night Football game, pulling off a massive upset as an 11.5-point road underdog. The Saints beat the Buccaneers for the seventh consecutive time during the regular season and the fourth in a row with Brady under center.

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    Tampa Bay ended that series skid with a 20-10 road victory in Week 2 as a 2.5-point favorite, but that meeting was also close until the fourth quarter and saw wide receiver Mike Evans ejected after an altercation with New Orleans cornerback Marshon Lattimore. Evans was suspended one game for his actions, so it is definitely safe to say there is bad blood here.

    Saints: Keys To Victory

    New Orleans has held Tampa Bay to 20 points or less in three of the past four regular-season meetings. In two of those games, the Buccaneers scored three points or less, which should give the Saints some confidence heading into this one. Even in last week’s loss at San Francisco, the 49ers scored only one touchdown, and New Orleans had more than its fair share of opportunities to get on the scoreboard. A similar performance in this spot vs a struggling offensive team might be enough to at least cover.

    Buccaneers: Keys To Victory

    Tampa Bay has scored 19 points or more in four of its five wins this year, while going 1-4 SU and 0-4-1 ATS when scoring less. The offense has been a major disappointment for the Buccaneers and must find a way to come alive against an opponent that has given them trouble. Keep in mind, the Saints gave up 20 points or more in their previous four road games before playing the 49ers – losing three of them – so hitting that number is the key.

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    Shark Bites
    • New Orleans is 7-1 SU in the last 8 regular-season meetings.
    • Tampa Bay is 1-5-1 ATS and 3-4 SU in its last 7 home games.
    • The UNDER is 3-1 in the past 4 meetings.

Odds

Monday, December 5 Mon Dec 5


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+6.5
-110
+240
o42.5
-110
-6.5
-110
-300
u42.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+3
+101
+170
o40.5
-110
-3
-121
-195
u40.5
-110

Edge Finder

22.64
Total Score
18.30
237.27
Passing Yards
269.80
117.91
Rushing Yards
70.70
29:17
Time on Field
29:01
61.18
Number of Plays
66.90
5.81
Yards Per Play
5.09
22.64
Total Score
18.30
3.36
First Quarter
2.80
6.45
Second Quarter
5.60
4.91
Third Quarter
3.10
7.91
Fourth Quarter
6.80
237.27
Passing Yards
269.80
33.64
Pass Attempts
42.80
22.09
Pass Completions
28.20
2.27
Sacks
1.40
16.55
Sack Yards
10.70
10.74
Yards Per Pass
9.57
117.91
Rushing Yards
70.70
25.27
Rush Attempts
22.70
4.67
Yards Per Rush
3.11
1.09
Interceptions
0.30
1.27
Fumbles
0.90
0.64
Fumbles Lost
0.60
1.73
Total Turnovers
0.90
6.73
Penalties
5.50
55.91
Penalty Yards
45.30
29:17
Time on Field
29:01
61.18
Number of Plays
66.90
5.81
Yards Per Play
5.09
4.18
Punts
4.60
48.07
Punt Average
49.03
52.82
Return Yards
72.60

Head To Head

NO
Stat Type TB
7-3
Record
3-7
7-3
ATS
3-7
5-5
O/U
5-5
28.00
Score
20.60
100.30
Rush Yds
82.90
35.40
Pass Attempts
37.40
69.21
Completion %
58.56
242.10
Passing Yds
236.80
342.4
Total Yds
319.7
1.60
Turnovers
1.70
NO
Stat Type TB
2-1
Record
1-2
2-1
ATS
1-2
1-2
O/U
1-2
18.33
Score
15.67
105.00
Rush Yds
87.00
35.33
Pass Attempts
41.00
56.60
Completion %
58.54
188.67
Passing Yds
240.67
293.67
Total Yds
327.67
1.67
Turnovers
2.00
Sep 18/22 (1 of 10)
NO
Stat Type TB
Home
Away
10
Score
20
+2.5
ATS
-2.5
43.5 o
O/U
43.5 u
102
Rush Yds
72
40
Pass Attempts
34
62.50
Completion %
52.94
206
Passing Yds
188
308
Total Yds
260
5
Turnovers
1
Dec 19/21 (2 of 10)
NO
Stat Type TB
Away
Home
9
Score
0
+11.5
ATS
-11.5
45.5 o
O/U
45.5 u
61
Rush Yds
118
27
Pass Attempts
48
48.15
Completion %
54.17
151
Passing Yds
184
212
Total Yds
302
0
Turnovers
2
Oct 31/21 (3 of 10)
NO
Stat Type TB
Home
Away
36
Score
27
+4
ATS
-4
48.5 o
O/U
48.5 u
152
Rush Yds
71
39
Pass Attempts
41
56.41
Completion %
68.29
209
Passing Yds
350
361
Total Yds
421
0
Turnovers
3
Jan 17/21 (4 of 10)
NO
Stat Type TB
Home
Away
20
Score
30
-2.5
ATS
+2.5
53 o
O/U
53 u
104
Rush Yds
127
35
Pass Attempts
33
57.14
Completion %
54.55
190
Passing Yds
189
294
Total Yds
316
4
Turnovers
0
Nov 8/20 (5 of 10)
NO
Stat Type TB
Away
Home
38
Score
3
+3
ATS
-3
51 o
O/U
51 u
138
Rush Yds
8
35
Pass Attempts
38
82.86
Completion %
57.89
282
Passing Yds
186
420
Total Yds
194
2
Turnovers
3
Sep 13/20 (6 of 10)
NO
Stat Type TB
Home
Away
34
Score
23
-4
ATS
+4
48 o
O/U
48 u
82
Rush Yds
86
31
Pass Attempts
36
61.29
Completion %
63.89
189
Passing Yds
224
271
Total Yds
310
0
Turnovers
3
Nov 17/19 (7 of 10)
NO
Stat Type TB
Away
Home
34
Score
17
-5
ATS
+5
50.5 o
O/U
50.5 u
109
Rush Yds
36
35
Pass Attempts
51
80.00
Completion %
58.82
219
Passing Yds
298
328
Total Yds
334
0
Turnovers
4
Oct 6/19 (8 of 10)
NO
Stat Type TB
Home
Away
31
Score
24
-3
ATS
+3
46.5 o
O/U
46.5 u
112
Rush Yds
94
36
Pass Attempts
27
77.78
Completion %
55.56
345
Passing Yds
158
457
Total Yds
252
1
Turnovers
0
Dec 9/18 (9 of 10)
NO
Stat Type TB
Away
Home
28
Score
14
-9.5
ATS
+9.5
54.5 o
O/U
54.5 u
100
Rush Yds
105
31
Pass Attempts
38
77.42
Completion %
47.37
198
Passing Yds
174
298
Total Yds
279
2
Turnovers
1
Sep 9/18 (10 of 10)
NO
Stat Type TB
Home
Away
40
Score
48
-10
ATS
+10
49.5 o
O/U
49.5 u
43
Rush Yds
112
45
Pass Attempts
28
82.22
Completion %
75.00
432
Passing Yds
417
475
Total Yds
529
2
Turnovers
0

Team Records

NO
Record TB
4-8
All
5-6
3-4
Home
3-3
1-4
Away
2-3
4-8
ATS
3-7-1
4-3
ATS Home
1-4-1
0-5
ATS Away
2-3
6-6
O/U
2-9
4-3
O/U Home
2-4
2-3
O/U Away
0-5
NO
Record TB
3-5
All
5-2
2-2
Home
3-1
1-3
Away
2-1
3-5
ATS
3-3-1
3-1
ATS Home
1-2-1
0-4
ATS Away
2-1
5-3
O/U
0-7
3-1
O/U Home
0-4
2-2
O/U Away
0-3
NO
Record TB
1-2
All
2-1
0-1
Home
1-0
1-1
Away
1-1
0-3
ATS
1-2
0-1
ATS Home
0-1
0-2
ATS Away
1-1
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
NO
Record TB
3-7
All
4-6
3-3
Home
3-3
0-4
Away
1-3
4-6
ATS
2-7-1
4-2
ATS Home
1-4-1
0-4
ATS Away
1-3
5-5
O/U
2-8
4-2
O/U Home
2-4
1-3
O/U Away
0-4

Gametime Weather

Weather
7:15pm Partly Cloudy
21ºC / 70ºF
77% Humidity
2% Precipitation
41% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 2
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Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

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Nov 20, 2022LAR27-20W-2.5/39W/O882353231481883360
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Oct 16, 2022CIN26-30L+3/43L/O22817139975273348-1
Oct 9, 2022SEA39-32W-5.5/45W/O2352034381512453961
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Nov 27, 2022CLE17-23L-3/42L/U96229325189178367-1
Nov 13, 2022SEA21-16W-2.5/45W/U161258419392442831
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Oct 27, 2022BAL22-27L-2/46.5L/O443053492312224531
Oct 23, 2022CAR3-21L-13/38.5L/U462763221731703430
Oct 16, 2022PIT18-20L-9.5/46.5L/U75229304771932700
Oct 9, 2022ATL21-15W-10/46L/U693514201511102610
Oct 2, 2022KC31-41L-2/47.5L/O33733761892284171
Sep 25, 2022GB12-14L-1.5/42L/U34251285672483150
Sep 18, 2022NO20-10W-2.5/43.5W/U72188260102206308-4
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