Bucs Vs Saints Spread & ATS PickNoah Williams
Will Winston and Struggling Bucs Put Up a Fight Against Brees and Streaking Saints?
When it comes to the Week 9 NFC South divisional battle between Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints, there’s really only one question that NFL betting enthusiasts need to answer. Will Jameis Winston and the struggling Bucs put up a fight when they visit Drew Brees and the streaking Saints or will they simply roll over and play dead?
Let’s find out now whether the Bucs can either pull off the outright upset or cover the chalk as a touchdown road dog when this game goes down in the Big Easy at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday at 1:00 PM ET while airing live on FOX TV.
Tampa Bay Bucs Vs New Orleans Saints Spread & ATS Pick
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-5) at New Orleans Saints (5-2)
When: Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Stream: Fox Sports Go
NFL Odds: New Orleans Saints -7
Tampa is really struggling right now after getting off to a 2-1 start after three games this season. The Bucs come into their Week 9 matchup against New Orleans riding a four-game losing streak that includes their ‘ugly’ 17-3 loss against Carolina last weekend as a 1.5-point home favorite no less. Jameis Winston was limited to a modest 210 passing yards against the Panthers and failed to throw a touchdown pass while tossing two costly interceptions.
On the flip side of the coin, future Hall of Fame signal-caller Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are looking good right now, having won five straight games including their ho-hum 20-12 win over Chicago as a 7.5-point home favorite last weekend. Brees completed a scorching 23 of 28 passes for 299 yards to lead the Saints to the win but failed to toss a TD pass for the first time this season. No matter, running backs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamura added one rushing score apiece in the victory.
Now, heading into this matchup, the Bucs look like they’re in big trouble. Not only is Tampa Bay struggling to find ways to win games, but more importantly, New Orleans is playing better defense than they have in ages! While the Saints are playing their usual brand of explosive offense in ranking second in total offense and sixth in scoring (27.3 ppg), it’s New Orleans’ defense that is really getting the job done. The Saints are ranked 12th in points allowed (20.7 ppg) and have held four of their last five opponents to 17 points or less.
The Buccaneers are 1-4 ATS in the last five games against their NFC South division rivals, 0-3-1 ATS in their last four road games and 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. Conversely, the Saints are 6-0 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up win and a blistering 8-1 ATS in their last nine games versus a team with a losing record. Last but not least, New Orleans is also 10-2 ATS in their last dozen games against their division rivals, making them the easy pick to win and cover the chalk in this one!
Pick: New Orleans -7