Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints - 9/18/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

New Orleans Saints (1-0) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0)

Game Info: Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm (Caesars Superdome)

Betting Odds: New Orleans Saints +2.5 -- Over/Under: 43.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play the New Orleans Saints in Week 2 of the NFL regular season on Sunday afternoon at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-0 this season after they defeated the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 19-3 last week. Tampa Bay out gained Dallas 347-244 and held the Cowboys to 3-15 on third down conversions. Tom Brady threw for 212 yards, one touchdown, and one interception for the Buccaneers. Leonard Fournette (questionable) rushed for 127 yards, while Mike Evans (questionable) caught five passes for 71 yards and one score for Tampa Bay. The Tampa Bay defense allowed 244 yards and forced one turnover in the win.

The New Orleans Saints are 1-0 this season after they beat the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 27-26 in Week 1. New Orleans trailed by 16 points in the fourth quarter, but was able to storm back and make a game-winning field goal in the closing seconds of the game. Jameis Winston threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns for the Saints. Taysom Hill rushed for 81 yards and one touchdown, while Alvin Kamara (questionable) rushed for 39 yards for New Orleans. Jarvis Landry caught seven passes for 114 yards, while Michael Thomas caught five passes for 57 yards and two scores for the Saints. The New Orleans defense allowed 416 yards and forced two turnovers in the game.

Tampa Bay is 5-0 ATS in their last five Week 2 games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against the NFC. The under is 7-2 in Tampa Bay’s last 9 games against the NFC. New Orleans is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games against the NFC South. The under is 4-0 in New Orleans’ last 4 home games. Tampa Bay is 1-7 ATS in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings.

Tampa Bay struggled on offense in their first game, but their defense played great. New Orleans was the opposite in their first game, where their offense played very well in the second half, but their defense didn’t play very well. Tampa Bay is dealing with some injuries and their offense needs to make a lot of improvement. I like New Orleans to win this game, but I will take the points.

David’s Pick New Orleans +2.5

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