Saints Buccaneers Bet Tips for Week 9

Last Updated: Jan 9, 2021

The New Orleans Saints visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday night at 8:20 p.m. ET. Here are our Saints Buccaneers Bet Tips.

New Orleans Saints (5-2) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-2)

All odds and lines from PointsBet, current as of Thursday at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Saints Buccaneers Bet Tips

Saints Buccaneers Bet Odds and Lines

  • Against The Spread: Buccaneers -4.5 (-110)/Saints +4.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Buccaneers (-226)/Saints (+180)
  • Total: 51.5 — Over 51.5 (-110)/Under 51.5 (-110)
  • Implied Team Totals: Buccaneers 28, Saints 23.5

The Saints have won four consecutive games after dropping two straight earlier in the season. They will look extend their winning streak to five games on Sunday night against a Buccaneers team looking to avoid the season sweep from their NFC South division foes.

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Saints Buccaneers Injury Report


  • WR Michael Thomas (hamstring), Questionable
  • WR Emmanuel Sanders (illness), Probable
  • C Nick Easton (concussion), Questionable
  • DL Sheldon Rankins (knee), Questionable


  • WR Chris Godwin (finger), Questionable
  • WR Antonio Brown (suspension), Questionable
  • DL Khalil Davis (ankle), Questionable

Saints Buccaneers Players to Watch

Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown will make his 2020 and his team debut on Sunday night.

Although the troubled wideout had interest from other clubs while lingering on the open market, Brown elected to sign with Tampa Bay and reunite with Tom Brady, one of the only players to publicly advocate for Brown while he was in his downward spiral.

Saints Buccaneers Bet Tips: Antonio Brown returns to the NFL
Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) congratulates wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) during the first half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

If Chris Godwin misses his second straight game with an injured index finger, the former elite wideout will likely handle a significant role in a Buccaneers passing attack that had issues getting going in Week 1’s loss to the Saints.

Saints RB Alvin Kamara is one of the elite backs in the NFL. However, he doesn’t always show up against Tampa Bay.

While he did manage to score two touchdowns in the season opener against the Buccaneers, he only totaled 67 yards on the day. In his previous three games against Tampa, he was held out of the end zone altogether.

Kamara is currently on an uncharacteristic three-game scoring drought that he will look to end on Sunday night.

Maybe the potential return of wideout Michael Thomas, who hasn’t played since Week 1, could help.

Saints Buccaneers Weather Report

The weather report at Raymond James Stadium calls for an overcast night at the time of kickoff with an 11% chance of precipitation.

The temperature is forecast at 78 degrees Fahrenheit with 18 mph winds blowing in the direction of East-Northeast.

Saints Buccaneers Bet Tips

BEST BET: Over 51.5 (-110)

The Over is 5-1 in the last six games between the Buccaneers and Saints. It is also 6-0 in the past six games when the Buccaneers are a home favorite.

The Over is 7-0 in Tampa Bay’s last seven games facing NFC South foes.

The Over is 7-0 in the last seven games the Saints have played overall. Both the Saints and Buccaneers are in the top 10 in points scored.

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CONSIDER: Buccaneers -4.5 (-110)

This game should be close, but eventually, Tampa Bay will open it up, come out with a win and cover the 4.5 points.

The Buccaneers are 4-4 against the spread overall in 2020 but are 2-1 in their last three games.

While the Buccaneers are 3-10 ATS in their last 10 meetings with New Orleans and 0-4 in their last four games, those were Jameis Winston’s Bucs. It is a different ballgame with Tom Brady at the helm.

The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last four matchups between Tampa Bay and New Orleans.

PASS: Under 51.5 (-110)

While both teams can play defense, we have seen them give up points in the right matchup.

The Saints are allowing the 10th-most points per game in 2020 (28.1).

The under is 1-5 in the last six meetings between the Saints and Buccaneers.

Anthony Cervino is 14-8-1 on his NFL Best Bets in 2020.

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Anthony Cervino

Anthony Cervino is an NFL Writer and Betting Analyst for The Game Day. He is also a lifelong NFL savant and self-proclaimed league historian. In the industry, Anthony has excelled in both the fantasy football and sports betting space with fantasy his proverbial bread and butter. Anthony has made appearances on SiriusXM, amongst other publications. He is also the co-creator of the FF Faceoff (Faceoff Sports Network) and the FF Faceoff Mental Health Podathon partnered with the Hayden Hurst Foundation. Industry Clout: 15th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for both draft and in-season accuracy (2019) | 8th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for sleepers (2020) | 13th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for in-season accuracy, including 2nd at quarterback and 3rd at tight end (2021).

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