The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-6) take on the New Orleans Saints (4-7) on Monday, the 5th, at the Raymond James Stadium. The NFC South race is taking shape ahead of this Week 13 divisional matchup. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold first place in the divisional standings, having gone 5-6 after 11 regular season matches. Sitting fourth is the New Orleans Saints, who are 4-7 from 11 outings. The New Orleans Saints arrive at the Raymond James Stadium as big outsiders to stop the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The home side should be able to book this one as a win, considering how highly the oddsmakers favor them.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers VS New Orleans Saints Betting lines
Tampa Bay Buccaneers VS New Orleans Saints Betting expert picks
Tampa Bay Buccaneers VS New Orleans Saints Moneyline
We’re taking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-192) for the outright win on the moneyline. The 3-3 hosts seem to excel in NFC South matchups, having won six of their last nine divisional games. Odds of -192 suggests they have a 66% chance of success. On the other side, the New Orleans Saints are the clear underdogs at +167. The visitors are currently 1-3 SU on the road after losing three of their past four road trips.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers VS New Orleans Saints Spread
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-111) are expected to win by just over a field goal, but not much more than that. The hosts open up as the 3.5-point favorites over the New Orleans Saints for Monday. In the last 25 matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 9.8 points.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers struggled to make home-field advantage count against the New Orleans Saints in their past five matchups, losing four times at the Raymond James Stadium by an average losing margin of 16.5 points. The hosts are also 1-5 ATS in the past seven games at home and 2-7 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
On the other side of the field, the New Orleans Saints have failed to cover the spread in six of their last seven games on the road. The visitors are 0-6 ATS from their six most recent road trips, as well as 4-5 ATS in their last nine games overall.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers VS New Orleans Saints Total
There was an average of 47.12 points scored in the previous 25 clashes between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints.
Betting on the Under (-109) seems like the smart play here, considering the two teams have averaged 38.6 points in their last five matchups, which is below the current total of 40.0.
The total has gone under in each of the three most recent matches the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have played out. Looking back on the last five games on home soil for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the total went over twice. They are 2-8 against the total overall from their previous 10 matches.
As for the New Orleans Saints, the average total has been 48.1 points in the away team’s past nine matches and 48.8 points in the last four on the road. Interestedly, the total has gone under in five of the away side’s past nine matchups against teams from the NFC South.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers VS New Orleans Saints Betting trends
- In six of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ last seven games the total went under
- New Orleans Saints have failed to cover the spread in six of their last seven games at home.
- New Orleans Saints have won the last four head-to-head matches against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Form
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were left licking their wounds when the Cleveland Browns handed them a surprise 23-17 defeat in their last match. They now have a 5-6 record for the season and are 3-2 in the last five home games.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offense has been abysmal all season. It has put up just 18.2 points per game and they saw no improvement in the last five matches, which produced an average of 15.8 points. The defense, on the other hand, hasn’t been as effective in putting the brakes on opposing offenses of late. In the past five outings, 20.0 points have been lost on average. This is more than the home team usually gives up, having allowed a decent 18.5 points per game this season.
As the reigning NFC South champions, a successful title defense is a priority for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers right now. By doing so, they’ll seal a playoff spot and a more favorable tie at home.
New Orleans Saints Form
The New Orleans Saints fell to a third defeat in four games in Week 12 by losing 13-0 to the San Francisco 49ers. They are 3-7 in their past 10 matches and 1-4 on the road this season.
Unfortunately, the New Orleans Saints offense hasn’t performed to its usual standards of late. In the last five matches, the offensive unit has only put up 18.5 points on average, which is someway off this season’s tally of 22.6 points. A below-average defense isn’t what any traveling team wants to hear, but that’s how it is for the New Orleans Saints. The visitors have allowed a nerve-wracking 24.3 points per game this year.
This year, the New Orleans Saints had hoped to make the playoffs. However, 12 matches into the current regular season, the visitors are only 4-7 and won’t be around when the NFL postseason gets underway in January unless, of course, they can turn things around quickly.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers VS New Orleans Saints H2H history
Having lost their previous two matches against the New Orleans Saints, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally got one over their coming visitors in their most recent meeting. They triumphed in a 20-10 victory and aim to build on that success. That said, the Raymond James Stadium has been a great hunting ground for the New Orleans Saints over the years. The visitors have won their past four road games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and are 17-8 in the last 25 overall.
While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers averaged 20.2 points, the New Orleans Saints performed an average of 26.92 points in their 25 most recent head-to-head games.