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MNF: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints 12/5/22 NFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

New Orleans Saints (4-8) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-6)
December 5, 2022 8:15 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3.5 / New Orleans Saints +3.5; Over/Under: +42.5
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints do battle in a week 13 Monday Night Football NFL matchup from Raymond James Stadium.

The New Orleans Saints will look to rebound from a 13-0 loss to San Francisco in their last game. Andy Dalton has thrown for 2,023 yards, 14 touchdowns and 7 interceptions on 65.4% passing while Alvin Kamara leads the Saints on the ground with 524 rushing yards and Taysom Hill has 409 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns. Chris Olave leads the Saints with 56 catches for 822 receiving yards while Kamara has 422 receiving yards and another trio of Saints have 200+ receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Pete Werner has a team-high 74 total tackles including 53 solo tackles. Demario Davis has a team-high 6.5 sacks while Cameron Jordan has 5.5 sacks. Tyrann Mathieu also has a pair of interceptions this season for New Orleans.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will try to bounce back from a 23-17 OT loss to Cleveland last time out. Tom Brady has thrown for 3,051 yards, 14 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 66.2% passing while Leonard Fournette has a team-high 462 rushing yards this season. Mike Evans also has a team-high 702 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns while Chris Godwin has 585 receiving yards and Leonard Fournette has 315 receiving yards and 3 TDs as well this season. On defense, Devin White has a team-high 89 total tackles as well as 5.5 sacks while Antoine Winfield Jr. has 3 sacks as well and Jamel Dean has a pair of interceptions for the Buccaneers this season.

New Orleans is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Monday games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games in December. Tampa Bay is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record.

I never thought I’d say this about this matchup, but I like the under here. I don’t trust either offense to move the ball down the field with any sort of consistency and this may end up being one of those games where the offense is so bad that it makes the defense look better than it is. I’ll side with the under here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 42.5

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