New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 12/19/21 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-3) vs New Orleans Saints (6-7)
Game Info: Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 8:20 pm (Raymond James Stadium)
Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -11.5 -- Over/Under: 48 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the New Orleans Saints in the Sunday Night Football game this week.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 10-3 this season and have won four games in a row. Tampa Bay is coming off of a win against the Buffalo Bills by a score of 33-27 in overtime. Tampa Bay led this game 24-3 at halftime before the Bills stormed back to force overtime. In the overtime, Breshad Perriman scored on a 58 yard pass from Tom Brady. Tampa Bay is averaging 31.5 points per game and is giving up 22.8 points per game against, while also averaging 314.2 passing yards per game and 96 rushing yards per game. Tom Brady is completing 68.2% of his passes this season for 4,134 yards, 36 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. Leonard Fournette (Questionable) has rushed for 778 yards and 8 touchdowns, while adding 62 receptions for 421 yards and 2 touchdowns. Chris Godwin has caught 92 passes for 1,054 yards and 5 touchdowns this season.
The New Orleans Saints are 6-7 this season and have lost 5 of their last 6 games. New Orleans is coming off of a 30-9 win against the New York Jets in their last game. New Orleans was able to run for 203 yards in this game and only gave up 78 rushing yards in the victory. New Orleans is averaging 23.4 points per game and is giving up 21.9 points per game against, while also averaging 197.9 passing yards per game and 121.5 rushing yards per game. Taysom Hill is completing 58.6% of his passes for 495 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. Hill has also rushed for 278 yards and 5 touchdowns. Alvin Kamara has rushed for 650 yards and 4 touchdowns. Marquez Callaway has caught 30 passes for 443 yards and 6 touchdowns this season for the Saints.
New Orleans is 22-7 ATS in their last 29 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the NFC. The over is 5-2 in the Saints last 7 games against the NFC. Tampa Bay is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 5-1 in the Buccaneers last 6 games against the NFC. The Saints are 6-1 ATS in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.
Tampa Bay comes into this game looking like one of the best teams in the NFL. New Orleans was on a very rough stretch before being able to get back into the win column against the Jets. The Saints have had a lot of success ATS when playing the Buccaneers, but I don’t think they have the firepower to stay with them here. I am going with Brady and the Bucs.
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