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Brady and Buccaneers Face Brees and Saints on 2020 NFL Betting Week 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints NFL Betting Preview, odds and Picks

Long-suffering Tampa Bay Buccaneer fans finally get their day.  Tom Brady’s arrival gives Bucs instant NFL betting credibility.  Tampa Bay is favored to challenge New Orleans for the NFC South. In view of the Saints recent dominance, that’s a tall order.  Drew Brees returns for what could be his final Saints season.  Starting with a rough offseason is Brees under pressure. As a consequence of playoff failures, New Orleans faces a closing window.  Above all its an all or nothing season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints Betting Information

Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Location: Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV Coverage: FOX

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints Betting Odds

Buccaneers +3½ (-115) 48 (-105) +155
Saints -3½ (-105) 48 (-115) -180
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Buccaneers at Saints CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, sportsbook action should be relatively even.  Both quarterbacks are name brand.  Tampa Bay intrigue is offset by New Orleans home field.

Brady Bunch Already a Hit with the Public

As a 1976 expansion team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went 0-14.  Correlate how it set the stage for a traditionally bad franchise.  Even the Buccaneers uniforms are ripped as hideous.  Now that perception is gone.  Tom Brady has arrived to save the day.

First, the football world was stunned that Brady join Tampa Bay.  But with no supporting cast at New England, Brady couldn’t resist the opportunity.  Most important of all he can work with a pair of 1000 yard receivers.  Mike Evans and Chris Godwin mean betting on NFL production. And with coach Bruce Arians the Buccaneers are instant contenders.  Of major concerns is a defense that must tighten up.

Can Saints Stay in Rarefied Air?

There’s concern that New Orleans controversial pro football betting 2018 NFC championship game loss closed a window.  Consider that defeat to the Rams being a fork in the road.  New Orleans was still a playoff-caliber team in 2019.  But lost in the wild card round at home in overtime to Minnesota.  Of great concern was a defense not as effective as in 2018.  Thus, the Vikings were able to take full advantage.

To be exact New Orleans is coming off back to back 13-3 football betting campaigns.  Doing that again in 2020 is defying physics.  Future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees missed six games last year.  At the age of 41 he is cheating Father Time.  Also difficult is matching the Saints 2019 mark of 11-5 against the spread.  Accordingly, the Football Gods tend to punish such success

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints Against the Spread

In September Tampa Bay has covered just five out of 12 games.  While seven of the Bucs last nine September games went over.  As a road dog, the Bucs have lost just three of their last nine games to the board.  So too has Tampa Bay gone over the total in 11 of their last 14 as road dogs.  In NFC South road action, the Bucs are 4-3 vs. the line.  Six of their last eight NFC South road matchups went over.

Specifically, the Saints are 2-5 against the spread hosting the NFC South.  Five of their last seven in that place went over.  As home favorites, they have three covers in their last 12.  Four of the Saints last six games as home chalk went under.  But New Orleans has covered four of their last six September matchups.  And eight of their last 12 September games went over.

In short, the Saints have paid in six of their last nine with Tampa Bay.  Four of the last five between these teams went over the total.  At home, New Orleans has paid in six of their last nine against the Bucs.  Five of the last seven in this series at New Orleans went over.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints CashBet Free Pick  

As mentioned earlier the Saints have shown NFL gambling value at home against the Bucs.  New Orleans is the proven team here.

Buccaneers at Saints CashBet Best Bet:  New Orleans Saints


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