The Saints will be trying to wrap up the top seed in the NFC and on paper, that shouldn’t be a problem against the 2-12 Bucs. New Orleans is more than a two NFL betting touchdown favorite.
Football betting saw the Bucs win 24-7 last week at Seattle and the team played very well in the win. The Bucs rushed for 134 yards and quarterback Josh Freeman played well. Tampa Bay scored 18 points in the third quarter and got the football betting win. ”The defense played well too but they take a huge step up in competition this week when they face the Saints. Right now a high school defense could stop the Seahawks. Head coach Raheem Morris is aware that things are going to be a lot tougher this week. “We are going to have to deal with an angry Saints team,” Morris said. “You want to define yourself and know how you are playing on defense ... you go play the Saints.” Last month the Saints pounded the Bucs 38-7 in football betting.
The Saints lost last week for the first time this season. They can still wrap up the #1 seed in the NFC with a football betting win on Sunday though. "It's disappointing just knowing how close we came, you know, three games left in the regular season, to being 16-0 ... but the fact is, we're still very much in position to achieve our ultimate goals," quarterback Drew Brees said.
Even though Tampa Bay won last week in football betting they are just 5-11 vs. the football betting line in their last 16 games overall. The Buccaneers are 5-1 vs. the football betting odds in their last 6 meetings in New Orleans.
The Saints are 7-3 in their last 10 games as a home NFL betting favorite but they are 0-4 vs. the football betting odds in their last 4 games in December.
The last five Tampa Bay games have gone under the football betting total. Four of the last five Tampa games within the NFC South have gone under the NFL betting total. 14 of the last 20 New Orleans home games have gone over the NFL betting number. The Over is 6-2 in the last 8 football betting meetings between the two teams.