Saints vs. Buccaneers odds, line, spread: Sunday Night Football picks, prediction from NFL model on 132-96 run


New Orleans (6-7) and Tampa Bay (10-3) matchup in a battle between NFC South foes on Sunday Night Football. The Saints picked up a much-needed 30-9 road victory against the New York Jets in Week 14 to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Buccaneers, meanwhile, are fighting for the No. 1 seed in the NFC and look to have the playoffs go through Raymond James Stadium.

Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Tampa Bay is favored by 11.5-points in the latest Saints vs. Buccaneers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 45. Before locking in any Buccaneers vs. Saints picks, make sure you check out the NFL predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,000 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 15 of the 2021 season on an incredible 132-96 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has simulated Saints vs. Buccaneers 10,000 times and revealed its coveted NFL picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Saints vs. Buccaneers:

Saints vs. Buccaneers spread: Tampa Bay -11.5Saints vs. Buccaneers over-under: 45 points Saints vs. Buccaneers money line: Tampa Bay -600, New Orleans +425TB: The Buccaneers are 5-0 against the spread in their last five home games NO: The Saints are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven meetings

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Why the Buccaneers can cover

Tampa Bay trots out the No.1 ranked offense in the league. The Buccaneers are ranked first in total yards per game (410.2), passing yards per game (314.2), and points per game (31.5). The Buccaneers’ offense is extremely deep and versatile, featuring big-time playmakers like Chris Godwin, Mike Evans and Leonard Fournette to name a few. 

This group has gone over 400 yards of total offense in eight games so far this season. In last week’s victory over the Buffalo Bills, Brady threw for 363 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing the ball seven times for 16 yards and another score. Fournette also had a big day against the Bills, carrying the ball 19 times for 113 yards and a touchdown. Fournette is averaging 4.5 yards per carry this season and he’s scored four rushing touchdowns in his last three outings. 

Why the Saints can cover

New Orleans ended their five-game skid with a road victory against the New York Jets. The Saints’ run game paid dividends in their win and the team finished with 203 rushing yards and 4.6 yards per rush. Running back Alvin Kamara returned to the starting lineup after missing four games with a knee injury. Kamara didn’t miss a beat and ran for a team-high 120 yards on 27 carries with a score. 

The Tennessee product is one of the top backs in the game with lighting-quick speed and sure hands coming out of the backfield. Kamara leads the team with 173 carries for 650 yards and four scores. He has also reeled in 36 passes for 335 yards and another four touchdowns. The four-time Pro Bowl selection is averaging 109.4 scrimmage yards per game. 

How to make Saints vs. Buccaneers picks 

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 49 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s Saints vs. Buccaneers picks at SportsLine

So who wins Buccaneers vs. Saints on Sunday Night Football? And which side of the spread hits in 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Buccaneers vs. Saints spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up almost $7,000 on its NFL picks, and find out.

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