New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 11/17/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New Orleans Saints (7-2) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm (Raymond James Stadium)
The Line: Tampa Bay Buccaneers +5.5 -- Over/Under: 49.5
The New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet Sunday in NFL action at Raymond James Stadium.
The New Orleans Saints need a bounce back performance after losing to the Atlanta Flacons as double-digit favorites. The New Orleans Saints have won their last three road games. Drew Brees is completing 74.3 percent of his passes for 1,068 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Brees and Teddy Bridgewater have combined for 14 touchdown passes and five interceptions. Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara have combined for 1,353 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Ted Ginn Jr. has 20 receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 107.3 yards per contest, and Kamara leads the way with 397 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 20.2 points and 316.6 yards per game. Demario Davis leads the New Orleans Saints with 63 tackles, Cameron Jordan has eight sacks and Marcus Williams has three interceptions.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have lost two of their last three home games. Jameis Winston is completing 59.7 percent of his passes for 2,765 yards, 17 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Winston has 17 touchdown passes in his last eight games. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin have combined for 1,764 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while O.J. Howard has 17 receptions. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ground game is averaging 101.3 yards per contest, and Ronald Jones II leads the way with 410 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Tampa Bay is allowing 31 points and 376.7 yards per game. Lavonte David leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 70 tackles, Shaquil Barrett has 11.5 sacks and Vernon Hargreaves III has one interception.
The Saints are 23-8 ATS in their last 31 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NFC and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Buccaneers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NFC and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the home team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The over is 7-0 in Buccaneers last 7 games overall. The under is 8-3 in Saints last 11 road games.
The New Orleans Saints are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as a road favorite. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as a home underdog. The Saints loss last week was one of the most bizarre performances of the season, and you know those guys will be eager to bounce back after scoring just nine points. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Arizona Cardinals last week, and while it's a win, this club still struggles defensively and turns the ball over way too much. I'm surprised this line isn't bigger than what it is, but I'll take the Saints in a comfortable road win.