The reigning Super Bowl champions visit Caesars Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, October 31, so we bring you the best Buccaneers vs. Saints betting pick and tips along with the latest odds update on BetOnline Sportsbook.
Tampa Bay meets New Orleans for the first time in 2021, and the Buccaneers have won just one of their last six encounters with the Saints. The visitors are 4.5-point favorites for Sunday’s clash, while the totals sit at 49.5 points.
The Bucs destroyed Chicago for their fourth straight W
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers improved to 6-1 SU and 3-4 ATS following a 38-3 dismantling of the Chicago Bears this past Sunday. The reigning champs stormed the front and dropped 21 first-quarter points on the Bears while adding 14 in the second quarter.
The Bucs tantalized rookie Justin Fields and picked him off three times while forcing a couple of fumbles. On the other side of the ball, Tom Brady completed 20 of his 36 passing attempts for 211 yards and four touchdowns, becoming the first player in NFL history with 600 TD passes. Leonard Fournette had 15 carries for 81 yards and a TD, while Mike Evans recorded six catches for 76 yards and three touchdowns.
Tampa Bay is now riding a four-game winning streak. The Bucs are scoring 33.3 points per contest (3rd in the NFL) on 423.4 total yards (2nd) while surrendering 21.0 points in a return (10th) on 332.1 total yards (9th).
The Saints barely outlasted the injury-depleted Seahawks
The New Orleans Saints (4-2; 3-3 ATS) are coming off a 13-10 victory at the Seattle Seahawks this past Monday. It was their second win on the spin, but the Saints struggled mightily to outlast the shorthanded Seahawks, who missed both Russell Wilson and Chris Carson.
Alvin Kamara led the way for the Saints in Seattle, finishing with 10 receptions for 128 yards and a TD and 20 carries for 51 yards. Jameis Winston completed only 19 of his 35 passing attempts for 222 yards and a TD, while Demario Davis was a true anchorman with a couple of sacks and four tackles for a loss.
The Saints are yielding just 16.8 points per game (2nd in the NFL). They rank third in rushing yards allowed (80.8) and 20th in passing yards allowed per contest (20th). New Orleans is still trying to figure it out on the offensive end, tallying 23.3 points per game (17th) on 120.5 rushing yards (11th) and 176.2 passing yards (31st).
- 4-1 ATS in the last five games against the NFC South
- 1-4 ATS in the last five games played in October
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints Pick
The Saints have dominated the Bucs as of late, going 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six meetings. Tampa Bay won their previous duel in the 2021 NFC divisional round, 30-20, and the Bucs should have enough firepower to tally another win over the Saints.
New Orleans leans on its defense, but the Saints will have a mountain to climb against the Bucs’ defense. Both teams should struggle to move the ball on the ground, and the Buccaneers’ passing game will be a decisive factor.
Pick: Take Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3.0 at -150
While the Saints’ run D ranks third in the league, the Buccaneers lead the NFL with just 67.4 rushing yards allowed per contest. Both teams can count on top-notch offensive lines, so we should see a great battle by the line of scrimmage.
The line is a tricky one at 49.5 points, and I would like to have a few more points on the table and take the under. The Bucs kept their opponents below 20 points in three of their previous four outings, while the Saints have had a few excellent defensive displays so far this season. If they want to upset the odds, the Saints will have to bring their best defense.
Pick: Go under 49.5 points at -110