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New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints currently compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) South division. The team was founded by John W. Mecom Jr., David Dixon and the city of New Orleans. The Saints began play in Tulane Stadium in 1967.
The name “Saints” is an allusion to November 1 being All Saints Day in the Catholic faith, New Orleans’ large Catholic population, and the spiritual “When the Saints Go Marching In”, which is strongly associated with New Orleans and often sung by fans at games.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (usually shortened as the Bucs) are a professional American football franchise based in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers currently compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member team of the National Football Conference (NFC) South division. Along with the Seattle Seahawks, the team joined the NFL in 1976 as an expansion team. The Bucs played their first season in the American Football Conference (AFC) West division as part of the 1976 expansion plan, whereby each new franchise would play every other franchise over the first two years. After the season, the club switched conferences with the Seahawks and became a member of the NFC Central division. During the 2002 league realignment, the Bucs joined three former NFC West teams to form the NFC South. The club is owned by the Glazer family, and plays its home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Picks from expert who’s 9-1 on Bucs games
The New Orleans Saints visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the regular-season finale Sunday. The Saints are locked into a postseason berth, but whether they’ll host a playoff game depends on the outcome Sunday. If the Saints win, or the Panthers lose, a team will have to visit the Superdome during the wild-card round.
The Saints are 7.5-point favorites over the Bucs, down 1.5 from where the line opened. The over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 50.5, up a half-point from where it opened.
Before you lock in your picks, you need to see what SportsLine stat geek R.J. White is picking.
Two weeks ago, White told SportsLine readers to take the Bucs plus-6 against the Falcons in another divisional game. The result: 24-21 Atlanta, another easy cash.
That win improved White to a red-hot 9-1 on picks involving the Bucs. Anyone who has followed his picks is way, way up.
Part of his success: White has years of experience analyzing NFL statistics and trends, dating all the way back to Super Bowl XXV. He’s currently in the top one percent of the nation’s most prestigious handicapping contest and has his pulse on NFL spreads.
He has examined every trend, every matchup and every injury in Saints-Bucs and has locked in his pick. You can see it over at SportsLine.
White knows the Saints have won three of their past four, including divisional victories over the Falcons and Panthers. Quarterback Drew Brees has thrown for at least 230 yards in four straight and has five touchdowns in his past three games.
New Orleans is fifth in the NFL both in rushing (131.9 yards per game) and passing (258.5), a balance the team lacked in recent years.
But just because the Saints come into this game on a roll and with offensive balance doesn’t mean they’ll cover a large spread of more than a touchdown.
The Bucs have lost five straight, but all but one of those were one-score games. They were within striking distance of the Packers (six), Lions (three), Falcons (three) and Panthers (three).
Quarterback Jameis Winston threw for 367 yards in Week 16 and wide receiver Mike Evans topped 100 yards for the first time this season. Rookie wide receiver Chris Godwin has emerged as a big-play threat, generating 98 yards against Carolina on just three catches.
White is leaning under, but he knows there’s a critical stat no one is thinking about that ultimately determines the point-spread winner for Saints-Buccaneers.
So which side should you back in Saints-Buccaneers on Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to see what critical stat determines which side of Saints vs. Buccaneers you need to be all over, all from the expert who is 9-1 on Buccaneers picks, and find out.