Free NFL Prediction: Saints vs Buccaneers
Week 14 NFL betting sees the New Orleans Saints taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday December 13 at the Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
New Orleans Saints (4-8) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6)
Date: Sunday December 13
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL
ATS Betting Lines: Bucs -3.5
NFL Moneyline Odds: OFF
NFL Betting Total: 50.5
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Hard to believe, but the Tampa Bay Bucs are still in the playoff race. OK, so they will not catch the undefeated Panthers in the NFC South, but they can snag a Wild Card with a solid finish.
They have won 3 of their last 4 games and are a 3.5-point home favorite facing the Saints.
New Orleans is out of the playoff picture and they are coming off a tough loss where they put up 38 points, but still lost to the Panthers. They have lost 4 straight games and they are giving up on average the most points per game in the NFL.
In their last games the Bucs beat the Atlanta Falcons 23-19 and the Saints lost to the Carolina Panthers 41-38.
On the season the Bucs are 3-3 at home and the Saints are 1-5 on the road.
New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees leads the Saints passing attack, which has the weapons, and ranks 2nd in the league in passing yards per game.
He passed for almost 300 yards with 2 TD and 1 INT in the loss to the Panthers, but the Saints only rank 25th in the league in rushing yards per game and their defense ranks dead last.
Brees could use some help from leading rusher Mark Ingram and he has been pretty good in the last 3 games.
The Bucs rank a legit 7th in the league in run defense and they rank in the middle of the pack (16th) in pass defense.
In the 2nd game of the season in New Orleans the Bucs beat the Saints 26-19.
Tampa Bay Bus
Jameis Winston had a solid game in the win over Atlanta passing for 227 yards with a TD and an INT and he also had a rushing TD.
It helps that he has 2 6’5” WR’s in Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson and on top of that will face a New Orleans pass D that ranks 2nd to last in the league.
The Saints rank dead last in the league defending the run and will face Tampa RB Doug Martin, who has rushed for over 400 yards combined in his last 3 games.
The Saints are now on pace to break the league record for TD passes allowed (40) in a single season.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Saints are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Saints are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Saints have an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
- Buccaneers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Buccaneers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS win.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Over 50.5
The Bucs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Saints and I look for that trend to continue.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Bucs 38 – Saints 27
I think the Bucs will stay hot and shed the New Orleans defense, as they will move above .500 on the season.
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