Despite Losing Record NFL Betting Lines Still Favor Saints

September 30th, 2019 NFL Football

Here is the NFL betting lines for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints game on Saturday, December 24th according to SBG online NFL betting sportsbook:

Buccaneers +3 (EV) 52½ (-110) 
Saints -3 (-120) 52½ (-110) 

The Bucs (8-6) lost 20-26 to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Jameis Winston finished 17 of 35 for 247 yards with two TD passes and three interceptions and lost a fumble. Doug Martin ran for 42 yards on 16 carries. Cameron Brate had 73 yards and one TD on five receptions. Roberto Aguayo kicked 2 of 2. Kwon Alexander had 11 tackles. The Bucs’ defense had three sacks. Tampa Bay had a five-game winning NFL betting lines streak snapped.

TB ranks 16th in total yards (349.5) and passing yards (248.4) per game, 18th in points (22.4) per game, and 21st in rushing yards (101.1) per game, and 17th in points (23.0), 20th in passing yards (250.8), 23rd in total yards (366.8), and 24th in rushing yards (116.0) allowed per game. Winston is 302 of 497 (60.8%) for 3611 yards with 25 TDs and 15 picks. Martin has run for 421 yards and three TDs on 144 carries. Mike Evans has 1159 yards and 10 TDs on 84 catches. Alexander has 125 combined tackles. Gerald McCoy has seven sacks. Brent Grimes has intercepted three passes.

Bucs NFL betting line trends: 5-0 against the NFL betting lines spread in the last five games, 5-1 straight-up in the last six games, 5-0 against the spread and 4-1 straight-up in the last five road games, 4-1 against the spread in the last five games versus the Saints, 2-8 straight-up in the last 10 games versus the Saints, 9-4 against the spread in the last 13 visits to NOLA, and 1-4 straight-up in the last five visits to the Saints. The online NFL betting total has gone under in five of Tampa Bay’s last seven road games versus the Saints.

The Saints (6-8) beat the Cardinals 48-41 on Sunday. Drew Brees threw 37 of 48 for 389 yards with four TDs. Mark Ingram ran for 78 yards on 17 carries. Brandin Cooks had 186 yards and two TDs on seven receptions. Wil Lutz kicked 2 of 2. Vonn Bell had seven tackles. Cameron Jordan had one sack. The Saints snapped a two-game losing streak.

NO leads the league in total (423.3) and passing yards (317.1) per game, is 2nd in points (29.0) per game, and 18th in rushing yards (106.2) per game, and ranks 13th in rushing yards (99.6), 27th in total yards (370.9), 30th in points (28.0), and 31st in passing yards (271.2) allowed per game. Breesus is 419 of 589 (71.1%) for 4559 yards with 34 TDs and 14 picks. Ingram has run for 850 yards and three TDs on 167 carries. Cooks has 1046 yards and eight TDs on 70 catches. Craig Robertson has 103 combined tackles. Jordan has 6½ sacks.

Bucs NFL betting line trends: 2-3-1 against the spread and 2-4 straight-up in the last six games, 1-4 against the spread in the last five games versus the Bucs, 8-2 straight-up in the last 10 games versus the Bucs, 4-9 against the spread in the last 13 games hosting the Bucs, and 4-1 straight-up in the last five games hosting the Bucs. The online NFL betting total has gone under in five of New Orleans’s last seven home games versus Tampa Bay.

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