Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints Week 9 NFL Picks & Predictions 11/5/2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to Mercedes-Benz Superdome to take on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 7 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50. The Buccaneers have an ATS record of 1-5-1 while their over/under record is 4-3-0. The Saints have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 5-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-5-1 against the spread
Important New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
The New Orleans Saints are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The New Orleans Saints are 5-2-0 against the spread
Key Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
10/29/17 CB Brent Grimes Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/29/17 CB Josh Robinson Concussion is "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/29/17 CB Robert McClain Concussion is "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/25/17 DE Noah Spence Shoulder IR
10/09/17 K Nick Folk Knee IR
09/05/17 DT Stevie Tu'ikolovatu Knee IR
09/01/17 DT DaVonte Lambert Wrist IR
Key New Orleans Saints Injuries
10/23/17 G Larry Warford Abdominal is out indefinitely
10/04/17 LB Alex Anzalone Arm IR
10/03/17 T Zach Strief Knee IR
09/27/17 DT David Parry Ankle IR
09/24/17 DE Mitchell Loewen Ankle IR
09/08/17 LS Jon Dorenbos Illness out indefinitely
09/05/17 CB Delvin Breaux Fibula IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 22nd in the NFL in points scored with 148. They have run 445 plays this season for 2,636 yards, which ranks them 8th in the league in total offense. The Buccaneers average 5.9 yards per play, which is 5th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 152 1st downs this year, placing them 10th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tampa Bay has run for 568 yards as a team, which ranks 29th in the NFL. They've run 153 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Buccaneers have been penalized on offense 44 times for 319 yards so far this season, which has them 29th in the league in penalties. Jameis Winston has thrown for 1,853 yards this season. He has completed 152 passes on 246 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.8%. His quarterback rating is 88.3. He averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 12.2 yards per completion.
Tampa Bay is 19th in the league in points allowed on defense with 168. They have surrendered a total of 2,705 yards on D, which is 26th in the NFL. The Buccaneers are ranked 29th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense has given up 7.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 30th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 172 passes on 254 attempts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense this season, placing them 25th and 17th in the National Football League. The Tampa Bay pass defense has also given up a total of 1,923 yards through the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 203 attempts for 782 yards this year, putting them in 15th place in the league against the run. The Buccaneers have committed 42 penalties for 367 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 5th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 39.2% of possessions on defense, which is 26th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Tampa Bay is ranked 27th in the league in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 95 punt return yards and average 8.6 yards per return, which is 14th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 17 yards. They have returned 7 kicks for 145 yards on special teams, ranking 30th in kick return yardage. The Buccaneers average 20.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 50 yards this year. They are 21st in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,951. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 9, which is 25th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64.3%. Tampa Bay Buccaneers kickers have made 85% of their extra points, going 11 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,285 yards on 29 punts, averaging 44.3 yards per punt. That places them 25th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Orleans Saints have run for 831 yards as a unit, which ranks 16th in the league. They've run 196 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Saints have been penalized on offense 47 times for 417 yards so far this year, which has them 23rd in the NFL in penalties. They are 7th in the National Football League in points scored with 191. They have run 451 plays this year for 2,733 yards, which ranks them 6th in the NFL in total offense. The Saints average 6.1 yards per play, which is 3rd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 145 1st downs this season, ranking them 15th overall as an offensive unit. Drew Brees has completed 175 throws while attempting 248 passes for a completion percentage of 70.6%. He has passed for 1,951 yards this year. He averages 11.1 yards per completion and 7.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 101.7.
The Saints rush defense has given up 172 attempts for 842 yards this season, putting them in 19th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 45 penalties for 342 yards on defense this year. That places them 4th in the league. They've allowed a score on 34.2% of possessions on defense, which is 15th in the NFL. New Orleans is 9th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 145. They have given up a total of 2,413 yards on D, which is 15th in the league. The Saints are 27th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has allowed 6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 15th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 147 throws on 241 attempts against the New Orleans Saints defense this season, ranking them 9th and 10th in the league. The Saints pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,571 yards in the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New Orleans Saints have tried 18 field goals this season and made 15, which is 14th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 83.3%. New Orleans kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 20 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,209 yards on 25 punts, averaging 48.4 yards per punt. That ranks them 5th in the NFL in punting average. New Orleans is 25th in the NFL in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 89 punt return yards and are averaging 7.4 yards per return, which is 18th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 17 yards. They have returned 15 kicks for 305 yards on special teams, placing them 12th in kick return yardage. The Saints average 20.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 39 yards this season. They are 8th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 3,176.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Buccaneers +7
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