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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Open as Week 5 Betting Underdogs vs Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers


New Orleans Saints
Sunday, October 05, 2014 1:00 PM ET
Mercedes-Benz Superdome

The 1-3 New Orleans Saints will try to salvage their near-lost season when they face the 1-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Saints were pegged as early Super Bowl betting favorites, but following three dismal road losses, SU and ATS, are in a shocking must-win situation entering Week 5.

The Bucs struggled to generate offense in three losses, SU and ATS, to start the season, but showed poise in their 27-24 comeback win over Pittsburgh last weekend. Aside from their humiliating 56-14 loss in Atlanta two weeks ago, the Buccaneers have played solid defense, allowing just 21 points per game, but were crushed 42-17 by the Saints at the Superdome in Week 17 of last season.

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

The New Orleans Saints opened as -12-point favorites at odds maker shops such as 5Dimes, while the NFL total was set at 48 for over under totals betting.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints Pick

A 21-13 result in favor of the Saints is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New Orleans battles the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, currently with a 1-3 mark (1-3 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 3-1 for the Saints and 2-2 for the Buccaneers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 30-rated Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking on the No. 9-rated New Orleans Saints in this betting contest.

How Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints Stats Matchup

The game also pits New Orleans's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 23.75 PPG, against a Buccaneers defense that ranks No. 31 this week at 29.75 PPG. The Saints aerial game is averaging 294.5 yards per game, more than the Buccaneers secondary allows through the air, 272.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers own the league's No. 18-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 114.5 yards per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 16 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Mike Glennon led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 302 yards Sunday as the Buccaneers downed the Steelers 27-24 at Heinz Field.

Drew Brees's 340-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Dallas earned a 38-17 win over New Orleans on Sunday at AT&T Stadium.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Orleans's last 13 games
New Orleans is 8-0-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
New Orleans is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay home to Baltimore, Sunday, October 12th
New Orleans at Detroit, Sunday, October 19th