Saints vs. Buccaneers - 9/20/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1) at New Orleans Saints (0-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
The Line: New Orleans Saints -10 -- Over/Under: 47 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints meet Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to rebound after getting blown out by the Tennessee Titans. Jameis Winston is completing 48.5 percent of his passes for 210 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Winston is throwing a pick on 6.1 percent of his throws. Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Vincent Jackson have combined for more than 160 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Charles Sims has two receptions. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ground game is averaging 92 yards per contest, and Doug Martin leads the way with 52 yards on 11 carries. Defensively, Tampa Bay is allowing 42 points and 309 yards per game. Danny Lansanah leads the Bucs with five tackles, Gerald McCoy has a sack and Lavonte David has a forced fumble. T.J. Fatinikun, Mike Jenkins and Mike Evans are questionable with injuries.
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The New Orleans Saints also need a win after losing to the Arizona Cardinals. Drew Brees is completing 62.5 percent of his passes for 355 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Brees has a touchdown pass in every game since November of 2012. Mark Ingram and Willie Snead have combined for more than 160 receiving yards while Khiry Robinson has five receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 54 yards per contest, and Ingram leads the way with 24 yards on nine carries. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 31 points and 427 yards per game. Damian Swann leads the Saints with six tackles, Hau'oli Kikaha has a forced fumble and Stephone Anthony has two tackles for loss C.J. Spiller, Dannell Ellerbe and Davis Tull are questionable with injuries.
The Saints have a defense that loves to blitz, and that's not exactly good for a young QB in Winston who is still getting his feet wet in the NFL. Also, Brees and New Orleans are a completely different team when playing in the dome.
This could get ugly.
I like the Saints to win by double digits.