The 5-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be hosting the 10-2 New Orleans Saints this Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Since the Buccaneers beat the Saints in week one, both teams have went in opposite directions.
In no way am I a professional gambler and in no way am I telling you to put your money with what I predict. This is really just for fun and something we here at Bucs Nation thought the readers would enjoy after sports gambling was legalized. This is by far my favorite article to write throughout the week.
For those that don’t know sports gambling, I will quickly go over the three main bets that are often placed. Also, the lines could always change and the website you use, could be different from mine.
Betting with the spread: The Saints opened this game as 10 point favorites on the road after getting outplayed by the Dallas Cowboys. Currently, the spread has come down to -8 in favor of the Saints. If you were to take the Saints at -8, they would need to win by 9 points in order for you to cash. The Buccaneers could lose by 7 points and you would win if you took them. If the game ends in a Saints win by 8, everyone pushes. All odds are -110 when betting with the spread. You would need to risk $110 to win $100.
Money line bets: The Buccaneers opened up as +320 odds to win this game outright and they remain there. The Saints currently sit at -380 after opening up at -390. Steep prices. You’d need to risk $380 on the Saints just to win $100, but a $100 dollar bet on the Buccaneers would pocket you $320 if they win.
Over/Under bets: Again, no matter what way you pick, the odds in this case are -110. Vegas sports books currently have the over under at 55 ½ total points scored. If you take the over, the Bucs and Saints must combined to score 56 points in order for you to win. Obviously, 54 points or under would result in a win if you go that route. Also, the over/under opened at 57 ½ , so professional gamblers have been hammering the under.
If you took the Buccaneers ML pick, you cashed nicely last week. The over did not hit, but better to be 1-1 then 0-2. Currently, we are 12-12 on the season.
Things to consider: New Orleans is 10-1 straight up in their last 11 games. New Orleans is also 9-1 with the spread in their last 10 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the last five games Tampa Bay has played at home. The Buccaneers are also 4-1 ATS in their last five games played at home against the Saints.
My picks: 7 point teaser. A teaser allows you to adjust the spread in the game. Give me the Buccaneers at +14 and the Over 50.