Buccaneers vs. Saints Point Spread: NFL Week 8 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Oct 27, 2021

Can Jameis Winston get some revenge against his former team when the New Orleans Saints host Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

Tampa Bay
8-3
AT
October 31, 2021, 4:25 PM ET
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Pointspread -4 -112
Moneyline -212
Over / Under o +48.5

79%

Betting Action

21%

Pointspread +4 -108
Moneyline +176
Over / Under u +48.5

79%

Betting Action

21%

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hoping to keep their four-game winning streak alive when they travel to face the New Orleans Saints. New Orleans is coming off a huge Monday Night victory over the Seattle Seahawks where they pulled it out late. The Saints could inch themselves right behind the Buccaneers in terms of the division control with a win here but Tampa Bay would rather not allow that. The Saints stomped them twice in the regular season last year but is that magic gone now?

The Bucs are 5.5-point favourites to win on the NFL odds, with a total of 49.5.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Buccaneers are just 3-4 ATS so far this season but are 6-1 straight up this year in the games that they entered as the favourite. The over is 4-3 in their seven contests.

On the other hand, the Saints are just 3-3 ATS in six games this season. New Orleans has also won their only game this year when being listed as 3.5 point or more underdogs prior to the game. The over hasn’t been nearly as successful for the Saints, cashing out in just two of their games so far.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Buccaneers just keep on trucking along this season. Tom Brady has thrown for 2,275 yards and 21 touchdowns to just three interceptions. He has tons of options on offence that have made his job a lot easier as he continues to get everybody involved as best as he can. His offensive line can’t be overlooked either. They have only allowed Brady to get dropped nine times all year, which is enough to be ranked as the third-fewest in the league.

Defence is definitely an area for concern, though, allowing the ninth most passing yards per game to opponents. Luckily, their run-defence is ranked third in the league to even it all out. It doesn’t seem like Jameis Winston is capable of picking them apart through the air, though.

New Orleans Saints

The Saints have been a mixed bag all year long. Winston has been solid, throwing for 1,114 yards and 13 touchdowns compared to just three interceptions. However, the lack of weapons in the passing game has really affected his performances. Marquez Callaway and Deonte Harris have been OK at times but not nearly the caliber of Michael Thomas, who they badly miss out on the field. Alvin Kamara has stepped up and taken the brunt of the workload, though. He has 419 rushing yards and 241 receiving yards, getting it done everywhere on the field. Defensively, this is a group that is among the best in the league, ranking third in the league in rush yards allowed. In Winston’s revenge game against the Buccaneers, he’ll be hoping to put together a strong effort.

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