Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints Preview and Pick

Tampa Bay at New Orleans Betting Preview

Jameis Winston revenge game! After throwing 30 (!) interceptions with Tampa Bay last year, the turnover-prone quarterback now finds himself as Drew Brees’ backup in New Orleans. Will he see the field against his old team? Tune in as the WagerTalk TV crew offers their New Orleans vs. Tampa Bay preview, in addition to other NFL Week 1 predictions for this upcoming weekend.

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Event: (475) Tampa Bay Bucs +3.5 at (476) New Orleans Saints (o/u 49)
Date/Time: Sunday, September 13 at 4:25 p.m. EDT

Each fanbase has one simple question for their team. For Tampa Bay, it’s “How fast?” How fast can Tom Brady learn Bruce Arians’ system, and how fast can he build chemistry with Chris Godwin and Mike Evans? How fast can Rob Gronkowski get back into game-shape after taking last year off?

For New Orleans, their fans are asking “How long?” After a pretty noticeable decline in arm strength last year, how long can Drew Brees continue to effectively run this offense? Few quarterbacks are better at getting the ball out quickly, but does Brees have the arm strength to hit Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders for big plays down the field?

We have a little bit of breaking news as I write this on Wednesday afternoon with Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans suffering a “soft tissue injury.” His status for Sunday’s game is now up in the air. Keep an eye on Tampa’s injury report as Evans is a large part of the Bucs’ offense.

A few trends, courtesy of The Gold Sheet:

  • New Orleans has covered the point spread in four of their last 13 home games.
  • The over went 12-4 in Tampa Bay’s games last season, including both vs. New Orleans.

New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Bucs Preview and Pick


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