SNF Saints vs. Buccaneers Point Spread: NFL Week 9 Odds, Prediction

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Nov 04, 2020

Tom Brady, Bucs, 2020

Back in week 1 the Saints spoiled Tom Brady's Buccaneers debut in a 34-23 win. Will Brady get his revenge on Sunday Night Football?

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November 08, 2020, 8:20 PM ET
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa Bay
11-5
Pointspread +3 -105
Moneyline +142
Over / Under o +52

37%

Betting Action

63%

Pointspread -3 -115
Moneyline -171
Over / Under u +52

37%

Betting Action

63%

Top spot in the NFC South is on the line when the New Orleans Saints head to Tampa Bay to face a Buccaneers team that is looking to avenge their Week 1 loss.

This looks like a totally different Buccaneers team than the one that dropped a 34-23 decision in New Orleans, to open the season.  The Bucs come in as 5-point favourites with a total of 52.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Saints have done well against the Buccaneers recently and have gone 4-0 against the spread in their last four games against Tampa Bay.   The Saints have gone over the total in every game, this season.

The over is 7-0 in the division-leading Buccaneers last seven NFC South games.  Tampa Bay is 0-5 against the spread in their last five Week 9 games.

The favourite is 4-0 in the last four games between these teams and the over is 5-1 in the last six meetings.

New Orleans Saints

New Orleans methodically wore down the Buccaneers in Week 1.  Quarterback Drew Brees threw for two TDs in that game and now has 13 TDs on the season, while his 73.1 per cent completion percentage leads the league.  Alvin Kamara picked up a receiving TD and a rushing TD against the Bucs in Week 1.  Kamara leads the Saints in rushing yards (431), receiving yards (556), rushing TDs (4) and receiving TDs (3).

The Saints boast the No. 3 ranked rush defence in the NFL, holding opponents to 3.6 yards per carry and 90.6 rushing yards per game.  New Orleans’ pass rush also sacked Nick Foles five times last week in the Saints 26-23 overtime win against Chicago.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

After a shaky first couple of games it looks like quarterback Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are playing as well as anticipated.  The Bucs have won three straight games and Brady now has 20 TDs and only four interceptions on the year.  Brady hasn’t relied on any one specific receiver, this year.  In last week’s 25-23 win over the Giants, Mike Evans, Rob Gronkowski, Jaydon Mickens and Ronald Jones II all had at least four receptions.  Brady has never had this many receiving threats available to him and with the addition of Antonio Brown, this is starting to look like a dangerous team.

Tampa Bay’s defence carried a lot of the load while the offence was figuring things out.  The Bucs have the best rush defence in the league, holding opponents to 3.2 yards per carry (1st) and 70.4 rushing yards per game (1st).  Tampa’s defence is also tied for the second most sacks in the league with 28 and the secondary is tied for the most interceptions in the league, with 11.

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