Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Sunday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints meet at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Oddsmakers currently have the Saints listed as 4½-point favorites versus the Buccaneers, while the game's total is sitting at 54.
In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 23-21 loser at home against the Eagles. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (44) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 52-27 loser as they battled the Giants on the road. The Saints failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 79 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Tampa Bay has lost 3 straight games.
New Orleans has lost 3 straight games.
Tampa Bay: 6-7 SU, 8-4-1 ATS
New Orleans: 5-8 SU, 6-7 ATS
TAMPA BAY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in December are 2-8
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the division are 4-6
NEW ORLEANS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in December are 7-3
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the division are 7-3
A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games
Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans's last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
New Orleans is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of New Orleans's last 18 games
Tampa Bay home to St. Louis, Sunday, December 23
New Orleans at Dallas, Sunday, December 23