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NFL Betting: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints

Week 1 of the NFL betting season is finally here and in this opening week the Buccaneers head to the “Big Easy” to lock horns with the Saints.

NFL bettors can catch this game regionally on Fox, with kickoff from the Louisiana Superdome set for 1:00 PM. After a dismal 2006 season, head coach Jon Gruden and his Buccaneers rebounded quite nicely with a 9-7 season and the NFC South title. Tampa Bay was straight money for their NFL betting fans in divisional games last year.

They won five of their six contests, easily beating the football betting line in those five victories by an average of 18.1 PPG. ‘Over’ bettors came away victorious as well going 5-1 ATS in the Bucs ’07 divisional contests. Tampa Bay wasn’t overly active in the off-season as Coach Gruden hopes that continuity will lead the Bucs to another NFC South crown.

The Saints magical run in 2006 was tainted a bit in 2007. Superstar RB Reggie Bush had a very average season, only mustering 3.7 yards per carry and six total touchdowns while filling in for the often-injured Deuce McAllister.

If McAllister can stay healthy this year, the addition of former NT Giant TE Jeremy Shockey could provide the right recipe for the Saints to have one of the deadliest offenses in the NFC this year. That’s good news for ‘over’ bettors, as New Orleans is already on a streak of five straight and eight out of their L/10 games to go over the closing ‘total’.

Football betting followers that backed the Saints last season are still reeling from their 6-10 mark against the NFL betting line a year ago. Oddsmakers have installed the Saints as three-point home favorites in this NFC South showdown, with the ‘total’ coming in at 43. is your official home for all of the Week 1 NFL betting lines.

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