New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Preview

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Raymond James Stadium is the site of an NFC South showdown as New Orleans visits Tampa Bay. Part of the early Week 11 action, this contest goes at 1:00 p.m. ET on Nov. 17, 2019. The Saints stumbled while the Buccaneers picked up a rare win in Week 10.

Spread: Saints -5.5 (-110), Buccaneers +5.5 (-110)

Moneyline: Saints (-250), Buccaneers (+210)

Game Total: OVER 50 (-110), UNDER 50 (-110)

Saints' Season to Date

As huge chalk and well-rested following a bye, New Orleans (7-2) lost 26-9 at home to Atlanta (2-7) last week. While the loss is a stunner, it’s equally shocking that the Saints were held without a TD for the third time this season. Closing at -13.5, New Orleans is now the biggest favorite to lose outright this season.

Saints' Betting Record: ATS 6-3-0 OVER/UNDER 4-5-0

New Orleans Saints Leaders on Offense

QB Drew Brees: 1,068 pass yards with 5 TD and 3 INT

RB Alvin Kamara: 723 total yards with 3 TD

WR Michael Thomas: 1,027 receiving yards with 4 TD

TE: Jared Cook: 242 receiving yards with 2 TD

Buccaneers' Season to Date

Tampa Bay snapped a four-game losing skid with a 30-27 Week 10 win over Arizona. Down 27-23 late in the fourth quarter, and aided by two costly Arizona pass interference penalties, Tampa Bay drove 92 yards for the game-winning score. This was the Bucs’ first win at home since they defeated Carolina 24-17 in Week 13 last season.

Buccaneers' Betting Record: ATS 2-6-0 OVER/UNDER 6-2-0

Buccaneers' Leaders on Offense

QB Jameis Winston: 2,765 pass yards with 17 TD and 14 INT

RB Ronald Jones: 611 total yards with 4 TD

WR Mike Evans: 924 receiving yards with 7 TD

TE: O.J. Howard: 233 receiving yards with 1 TD

Saints vs Buccaneers Recent History Favors New Orleans

Meeting twice a year as NFC South Division rivals, New Orleans is on a 12-3 run against Tampa Bay. This season, as 3-point favorites during Week 5 action, the Saints posted a 31-24 home win over the Buccaneers. The line was short due to QB Drew Brees being sidelined plus the Bucs winning 55-40 over the L.A. Rams the previous week.

Buccaneers vs. Saints Final Thoughts and Pick

New Orleans needs to correct a few things heading into this contest. After recording just seven sacks during its first eight games, Atlanta got to Drew Brees six times last week. The Saints also committed 12 penalties, plus they were 3-12 on third down and 0-3 on fourth-down tries. Losing top defender CB Marshon Lattimore to injury hurt as well.

After Cardinals rookie QB Kyler Murray put up 324 passing yards last week, Tampa Bay is now giving up a league-high 298.9 pass yards per game. The Bucs catch a break on offense if Lattimore is out as Mike Evans and Chris Godwin have a combined 1,764 receiving yards this season. Take the points in a high-scoring, but close contest.

PICK: Buccaneers +5.5

Season Record: 1-12