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NFL Betting Odds - Bucs at Saints

NFL betting odds handicappers respect the great strides made by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a serious playoff contender this year with the NFL betting lines.
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NFL betting odds expectations were small for the Bucs entering the season but they have surprised everyone with improved play and good value with the NFL betting lines.

The New Orleans Saints will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a NFC South matchup on Sunday with a telecast on FOX set for 1:05 PM ET.  Have your account ready at Sports-Gambling for the side and total odds on this matchup.

New Orleans scored a 31-6 payout at Tampa Bay on October 17 in the previous meeting this season between the teams.  The Bucs need a win and losses by Green Bay and the Giants to make the playoffs.  The Saints are in and can clinch in NFC South with a win and an Atlanta loss.

Tampa Bay has a football betting record of 9-6 straight up and 9-5-1 against the spread with an even 7-7-1 split on totals.  The Bucs are coming off a big 38-15 home payout over Seattle which snapped a string of 3 losses in their previous 4 games but did ensure a winning record for 2010.

Tampa Bay has shown marked improvement on defense as they rank 12th for points allowed while also improving from last year to rank 18th in total offense and 7th in the NFL for rushing as LeGarrette Blount has 941 yards and a 5.2 yards per carry average.

QB Josh Freeman has made a huge leap from last year’s tough rookie campaign as he has a 93.6 QB rating with a 23/6 TD/INT ratio.  Mike Williams is close to 1000 yards receiving with 924 and has 10 TD’s.

The Saints got back into the football gambling race for the NFC South after their Monday Night 17-14 payout at Atlanta.  New Orleans now has a record of 11-4 straight up and 7-8 against the spread with 8 of their games going over the total.

The Saints defense has shown great improvement from last year and ranks 5th overall in the NFL while the offense is 6th overall and 2nd in passing.  Drew Brees continues to be a key asset with the NFL betting odds as he has passed for 4424 yards with Marques Colston leading the receivers with 1023 yards.