The Bucs have played much better the past two weeks with Josh Freeman at quarterback so this may not be the easy NFL betting win for the Saints it would have been weeks ago.
Bet on football has seen the Bucs cover their last two games as two weeks ago they actually beat Green Bay outright and last week they nearly beat Miami before losing 25-23. The Saints have looked vulnerable the past few weeks but they are still double-digit bet on football favorites in this game against the Bucs. New Orleans won and covered the NFL betting pointspread in their first six games this season. They have won their last three games straight up but have failed to cover the bet on football number each time.
New Orleans leads the league in scoring and that could be the difference in this game. The Bucs have shown the ability with Freeman to be competitive though so the game could be interesting. "I think he showed a lot of his composure and character," said center Jeff Faine, "and I keep looking to see bigger and bigger things from him.”
New Orleans has been a very good team on the road for those that bet on football, and the Bucs still have a lot of work to do as the season is half-way done.
The Saints are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a road favorite.
The Saints are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. the NFC South.
The Saints are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Tampa Bay.
The road team in this series is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings
The Buccaneers are 3-8 vs. the bet on football lines in their last 11 games overall.
The Buccaneers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a home underdog.
The underdog is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings between the two teams.
Looking at the bet on football total we find that 21 of the last 30 New Orleans games have gone over. Seven of their last ten vs. the NFC South have gone over. Four of the last five Tampa Bay games have gone over the NFL betting total. Five of their last seven home games have gone over and six of the last seven games in this series have gone over in NFL betting.