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Point Spread Favors the Saints in Week 2 Battle with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been the whipping boy for the New Orleans Saints for several seasons with the Bucs riding an 0-7 SU and 3-4 ATS run against their NFC South rival. The teams will meet again on Sunday afternoon.

It is clear that the Bucs need some time to grow after a Week 1 beatdown at the hands of the Titans. Jameis Winston had a lot of jitters early, throwing a pick-six with his first throw in the NFL. Doug Martin also looked good early on, but the Bucs needed to abandon the running game when they started to trail badly on the scoreboard.

Offensively the Saints were the Saints in Week 1 with a passing attack the could be near the top of the NFL once again, but their defense fell apart. New Orleans' defense allowed 427 yards of offense, including allowing Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer to average nearly 10 yards per completion.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks, including Bovada, had set the New Orleans Saints as -9.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 48.5 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines at MyBookie).

A 30-20 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Sunday, as they are 0-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the New Orleans Saints are 0-1 ATS. Tampa Bay is 1-0 against the over under total, while New Orleans is 1-0 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the New Orleans Saints at No. 22 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 28 heading into this contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last gridiron battle, Austin Seferian-Jenkins did much of the damage, producing 110 receiving yards but Tampa Bay managed to defeat the Buccaneers 42-14 at Raymond James Stadium.

Drew Brees handled the Cardinals defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 355 yards and 1 scores, but New Orleans still lost to Arizona 31-19.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • New Orleans is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • New Orleans is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • New Orleans is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • New Orleans is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Houston, Sunday, September 27th
New Orleans at Carolina, Sunday, September 27th