The New Orleans Saints (1-0, 0-0 Home) play host to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0, 1-0 Away) at Caesars Superdome on Sunday for their home opener. The Buccaneers are 2.5-point favorites, and the total is 44.5. Tampa Bay is coming off an impressive 19-3 win over the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium last Sunday. Tom Brady threw for 212 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Leonard Fournette ran 21 times for 127 yards. Mike Evans caught five passes for 71 yards and a touchdown. New Orleans beat the Atlanta Falcons 27-26 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium last Sunday. Jameis Winston was 23 of 34 for 269 yards and two touchdowns. Taysom Hill carried four times for 81 yards and a touchdown. Jarvis Landry was targeted nine times, hauling in seven receptions for 114 yards.
The Saints won both games between the teams last season, including a 9-0 win in their last meeting in December.
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The Buccaneers’ 19 points scored ranks 22nd in the NFL, and they are facing a Saints defense whose 26 points surrendered is 25th. Meanwhile, New Orleans is sixth in the league in scoring after putting up 27 points, and Tampa Bay’s 3 points allowed ranks 1st.
SportsTips’ NFL Pick:
New Orleans Saints (+120)
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