Saints vs. Buccaneers 2021 NFL Week 15 Odds, Preview and Pick
One of the most bitter rivalries in the NFL happens on Sunday night when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the New Orleans Saints. The Saints won the first throw down between the two teams. Will Tom Brady and the Bucs exact their revenge with a win and cover? See below for NFL betting odds, analysis and a free pick for Saints vs. Buccaneers.
Saints vs. Buccaneers Game Information
Next, we host the Saints with the division title on the line.#GoBucs— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) December 15, 2021
- When: Sunday, December 19, 2021, 8:20 PM ET
- Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
- TV: NBC
- Radio: 870 WWL AM (Saints) / WXTB 97.9 FM Tampa (Buccaneers)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Saints (+10.5) / Buccaneers (-10.5)
Why Bet on the New Orleans Saints?
In a contrast to past seasons, the New Orleans Saints have one of the worst offenses in the league. The Saints rank twenty-third in total yards with 319.4. The passing attack is dreadful. New Orleans averages just 197.9 yards through the air. The Saints are a decent rushing team, 121.5 each game. New Orleans also ranks in the bottom half in points per with 23.4.
Although the Saints’ D isn’t a lockdown unit, it’s a decent group. New Orleans ranks eleventh in total yards allowed each game, 339.5. Saints defenders are better at stopping the rush than the pass. Opponents run for 95 yards each game while they pass for 244.5. New Orleans defense hasn’t stepped it up in the takeaway category. The Saints have just 17 takeaways, 1 more than turnovers.
Why Bet on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
Tom Brady leads the number one ranked offense in average yards per game, 410.2, and the number one ranked offense in average passing yards per, 314.2. The Buccaneers also average more points, 31.5, than any other team in the NFL. Everything starts with Brady, who is having an MVP season. The Terrific One has thrown for 4,134 yards and 36 TDS to 10 INTs while completing over 68% of his passes.
Tampa’s D remains one of the best units in the league versus the rush. The Buccaneers allow an average of 91.2 yards per game on the ground. But even though opponents can’t rush against Tampa, they have a lot of success throwing the ball. Team average over 250 passing yards per versus Tampa Bay’s defense. Tampa also allows close to 23 points per, ranking nineteenth.
Saints vs. Buccaneers Betting Trends
- Saints are 3-9 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
- New Orleans is 0-6 ATS in the last 6 games following an ATS win.
- Under is 6-2 in New Orleans’ last 8 versus the NFC South.
- Buccaneers are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 home games.
- Tampa Bay is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 as a favorite.
- Under is 5-1 in the Buccaneers’ last 6 games on grass.
Saints vs. Buccaneers Expert Betting Predictions
New Orleans has struggled this season while for Tampa, it’s been business as usual. The Buccaneers are also on fire agianst the spread, covering in their last 4 games. All of it adds up to a Tampa Bay blowout victory, right? Not so fast. The New Orleans Saints dominated the New York Jets 30-9 in their last game. Yes, the Jets are a far cry from the Buccaneers. But a couple of things in that game points to a Saints cover win on Sunday.
First, New Orleans dominated Jets’ QB Zach Wilson. Second, Saints’ quarterback Taysom Hill completed over 71% of his passes and rushed for 73 yards and 2 TDs. The reason Hill’s rushing stats versus the Jets are important to note is because the Buccaneers gave up 109 rushing yards and a TD to Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen.
If Hill has success rushing against the Buccaneers’ defense, the Saints should be in line to win this game straight up. The best play, though, is to take the 10.5. New Orleans owns Tampa Bay against the spread. Sunday should be no different.
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