December 17, 2021
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The Bucs are coming into week 15 looking to get their fifth win in a row after they held off a late surge from Josh Allen and the Bills and got an overtime win. The Saints have struggled as of late, losing five straight before getting a win last week over the lowly Jets.
These NFC South rivals met back on October 31st, a game in which the Saints lost quarterback Jameis Winston for the season early in the second quarter. Still, the Saints stepped up on both sides of the ball and Trevor Siemian played well enough to get the win 36-27.
Since then both teams have gone in different directions and the Saints are likely to be outside the playoff, whereas Tom Brady and the Bucs again look like Super Bowl contenders. It’s no surprise then to see the Bucs as 11 point favorites and every legal online sportsbook has them winning big.
History however, is against Tampa Bay and in their last seven meetings the Saints are 6-1 both straight up and against the spread. I think they will start to write a new narrative with a big win on Sunday night. Take the Buccaneers, a team undefeated at home so far this season, to win both straight up, and against this large spread.
Whenever these teams face each other the points seem to fly around. In their game a little over a month ago, a total of 61 points were scored. Although I don’t see it going that high again, I do see the Bucs putting up plenty of points and the Saints being able to get in the endzone a couple times as well. For those reasons, take the over.
Hill is at his best when he uses his legs. He can throw the ball, but he’s a better runner than a passer and Sean Payton knows that. That’s exactly why he’s rushed the ball 11 times in each of his last two games (many of them designed runs) for 101 and 73 yards. This bet is as close to a lock you’re going to get, so take it before the odds or line moves.