As we dive into NFL Week 5 we preview Buccaneers at Saints odds. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be going for their third win in their last four games. This when they battle the New Orleans Saints for NFC South supremacy on Sunday afternoon. The game will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans and is scheduled to begin at 1 PM. ET.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Analysis:
The Buccaneers didn’t come into the season with a lot of hype. However, they have bounced back from their season-opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers. This, by winning two of their last three games and they will try to make it three wins in four games on Sunday.
Jameis Winston, who is in the final year of his rookie deal, completed 28 of 41 passes for 385 yards. Also, four touchdowns and one interception against the Los Angeles Rams in their last game. This game Winston his second game with at least 300 passing yards. Below, updated Buccaneers at Saints odds. He will try to keep his solid pay going against a Saints defense that played very well in their last game.
Tampa Bay’s defense has been inconsistent this season. However, they will need to do a better job keeping opponents out of the end zone. This, after giving up 40 points in their last game. Shaquil Barrett, who signed a one-year deal with the team, has been their best player so far and an early candidate for the Defensive Player of the Year award thanks to his play. He has nine sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception through three games.
New Orleans Saints Analysis:
The Saints have won two consecutive games since Drew Brees went down with a thumb injury, which has allowed them to move to the top of the NFC South standings with a 3-1 record. Teddy Bridgewater, who has started in Brees’ place, hasn’t played particularly well, but he has managed to avoid making costly mistakes.
NFL Week 5 Buccaneers at Saints Wagering Lines
New Orleans’ running game has picked up a lot of the slack on offense, while their defense, which gave up 27 points to the Seahawks, held the Dallas Cowboys to 10 points in their last game.
With Brees still expected to be out for a few more weeks, the team will need Bridgewater to continue playing well and their defense to keep them in games. With Winston playing well at the moment, the Saints will have to apply a lot of pressure on him and make him turn the ball over to give themselves a chance to win the game.
Buccaneers at Saints NFL Week 5 Picks
The Saints are favored to win this game by 4.5 points. The over/under on total points scored is 47.5. The Saints barely got by the Cowboys in their last game and will have their hands full with Tampa Bay’s offense, which is fourth in the league. Who to bet on for Buccaneers at Saints odds? Expect the Buccaneers to pull off a surprise win in this game.