Saints vs Bucs Odds, Trends & Spreads

Saints-Bucs Spread

Did you know that during the 2021 NFL playoffs, the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers clashed in the postseason for the first time? After reviewing the latest Saints-Bucs spread, should you pick the Louisiana- or Florida-based team?

The Saints and Bucs have been NFC South rivals since the division’s formation in 2002. For new football bettors, wagering on Bucs-Saints odds may seem as challenging as going undefeated in the NFL regular season. What’s the solution? Learning the fundamentals about making NFL stakes to help you make the best bets.

Saints vs. Buccaneers: Past Game Stats

Divisional Playoffs (2020)

Moneyline: NO -160, TB +140

Point Spread: NO -2.5, TB +2.5

Over/Under: 52.5

Result: The Buccaneers defeated the Saints 30-20, so New Orleans didn’t cover the spread. The combined score was 50, so the game went under.

Tom Brady and the Buccaneers faced the Saints for the third time after two games in the regular season. The Divisional Round game to determine one NFC Championship team took place in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Tampa Bay (12-5) lost in five consecutive games versus the Saints (13-4). The team was also outscored 72-26 in the last two regular-season games.

The combined ages of Tom Brady (43) and Drew Brees (42) was the highest in NFL history for starting QBs. Brees held the NFL record for passing yards (80,358), and Brady held the record for TD passes (581).

Some possible key players in the game included:

  • RB Latavius Murray
  • RB Leonard Fournette
  • QB Taysom Hill

New Orleans Saints

The Saints defeated the Chicago Bears 21-9 in their wild card round game at home. The victory extended New Orleans’ streak to three games.

During the game, Brees passed for 265 yards, two TDs, and no INTs.

The Saints defeated the Bucs in both regular-season games and earned their fourth straight division title.

New Orleans demolished Tampa 38-3 in their Week 9 matchup. They sacked Brady six times during the two regular-season games.

Brees led the Saints to the team’s eighth playoffs during his 15-year career with New Orleans. He was out four games in the 2020 season due to injured ribs and a lung.

The starting QB also had a 70.5% completion percentage, with 24 passing TDs (touchdowns) and six INTs (interceptions). Brees also passed for almost 3,000 yards in the regular season.

The Saints quarterback faced the Bucs’ pass defense ranked No. 21 in the NFL (246.6 yards per game).

Last year, wide receiver Michael Thomas set a league record for receptions in a season. Meanwhile, tight end Jared Cook racked up 37 catches and seven touchdowns for the season.

Running back Alvin Kamara had 1,688 total yards and 21 TDs, leading the team with 83 receptions. He also topped the team in receptions with 83.

The Saints’ defense allowed the NFL’s fourth-fewest passing and rushing yards (310.9 per game) and ranked fifth in scoring (21.1 points). The defensive unit also had 18 interceptions, including five picks versus Brady.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay defeated the Washington Football Team 31-23 as a road team in its wild card game. It was the Bucs’ fifth straight win.

The Buccaneers hoped to become the first NFL team to have a home-field advantage during the Super Bowl, which would take place at Raymond James Stadium.

Brady led Tampa to its first playoff appearance since 2007. During the season, he completed nearly two-thirds of his passes and totaled 40 TDs and 12 INTs. In the Bucs’ last five games, Brady threw 14 TDs and one INT.

The former Patriots QB signed with the Bucs through free agency. His adjustment period for the new team took longer partly because of the canceled NFL offseason due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wide receivers Chris Godwin and Mike Evansformed one of the NFL’s best WR duos. They helped Brady rank No. 3 in the NFL with 4,633 passing yards in the regular season.

Brady tossed 13 of his 40 TD passes to Evans. The two wideouts totaled 11 receptions for 198 yards in the Wild Card game versus Washington following the last week of the regular season (Week 17).

The Bucs had some key injuries before the NFC divisional round game, including RB Ronald Jones (quad), who was injured during the playoff game versus the Washington Football Team.

Saints vs. Buccaneers: Past Betting Trends

Divisional Playoffs (2020)

The Saints scored 28-plus points during eight of the last nine games versus the Bucs. They also covered the spread over the previous five games versus Tampa Bay.

In their last eight games, the Saints were 7-1 against the spread (ATS) versus NFC teams.

The Saints were 10-7 ATS for the season, and the Bucs were 9-8.

In NFL history, sometimes teams have faced other teams in the playoffs that they swept during the regular season. Sweeping teams won the postseason game 14 out of 22 matchups.

Saints vs. Buccaneers: All-Time Series Facts

As of September 2021, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints have played 59 times, including one playoff game. New Orleans won 37 games, while Tampa Bay won 22 games.

The Bucs and Saints played their first game in 1977, which the Buccaneers easily won 33-14.

Saints vs. Buccaneers: How to Bet

When betting on pro football odds, you have many options:

Live Betting: These bets are also known as in-play bets. You can place a wager after the opening kickoff is aired on networks like CBS, Fox, or ESPN and before the game ends.

Live bets allow bettors to stake during certain game stages. Examples include the first or third quarter.

The odds can change throughout the game, giving bettors the possibility of finding value bets that include more favorable odds.

Moneyline: This bet is one of the most basic types since you just pick the winning or losing team. You can get bigger payouts for the underdog team since it has a lower chance of winning the football game.

Parlay: This multiple-part bet includes “legs.” Bettors must win each and every leg of the bet to win the entire parlay bet. These bets have higher odds. However, they also give you a better chance for higher payouts. Examples include 3-, 5-, and 7-leg parlays.

Proposition Bet: This side bet is also known as a prop bet. They’re popular in other pro entities and events, including:

  • NBA Finals (Bucks vs. Hawks, for example)
  • NHL (Islanders vs. Bruins, for example)
  • MLB (Yankees vs. Dodgers, for example)
  • European Football Championship (Euro 2020)

It’s made on a specific event or individual player in a football game, for instance. Most of the time, prop bets are made on individual players.

Teasers: You can move point spreads to more favorable lines, reducing the betting odds and payouts.

Totals Bet: This wagering is also known as an over/under bet. Oddsmakers set a number that projects the total combined score of the two NFL teams.

The bettor must then pick “over” or “under” the set number. If the combined score is the exact number the oddsmaker selects, then the bet is deemed a “push” or tie. All bettors are refunded their original bets.

Point Spread: The number of points an NFL team wins or loses by determines the bet’s results. Most of the time, the line includes a favorite indicated by a minus sign (-) and an underdog indicated by a plus sign (+).

For example, you can learn who’s favored in the Saints vs. Buccaneers game.

If an oddsmaker thinks that the teams are evenly matched, then the line is a “pick’em,” so bettors just select the game’s winner.

Here’s an example of point spread odds:

Tampa Bay -4 vs. New Orleans +4

In this scenario, the Bucs are four-point favorites. They can “cover the spread” if they win by five or more points. If the Saints lose by three or fewer points or win outright, then a Saints bet wins.

If the Buccaneers win by exactly four points, then the game is a push, and all bettors get their original bets refunded.

You can also stake on other NFL teams, including:

  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Carolina Panthers
  • Chicago Bears
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Denver Broncos
  • Detroit Lions
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Houston Texans
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Las Vegas Raiders
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Miami Dolphins
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • New England Patriots
  • New York Giants
  • New York Jets
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Washington Football Team

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