Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints Prediction, 9/13/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 1
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans -4.5
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are headed to Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday where they'll meet the New Orleans Saints. Tampa Bay opens this matchup as 4.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 49.5.
The Buccaneers finished last season having earned a 7-9 record. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers averaged 28.6 PPG. As a unit they maintained an average of 95.1 yds on the ground, which had them sitting 24th in the league. The Buccaneers earned 6,366 total yards for last year. Tampa Bay earned 33 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns. The Buccaneers were sitting in 29th in the league when it comes to team defense, allowing 28.1 PPG. Opposing teams ran for an average of 3.3 yards per tote and 73.8 rushing yards per contest last season. Over the course of last year, they allowed 1,181 rushing yards through 16 games. Concerning passing yards, the Buccaneers conceded 4,322 yards which had them ranked 30th in the National Football League. They conceded 30 touchdowns via the pass and 11 rushing touchdowns. They allowed 343.9 yards per contest putting them 15th in the National Football League.
During the 285 games in his career, Brady has been successful on 6,377 of 9,988 attempts for a total of 74,571 yards. He averages 261.7 passing yards per game with a 88.0 quarterback rating. Brady has thrown 541 touchdowns compared to 179 picks and the longest pass of his career went for 59 yds. He's lost 3,129 yards while being the victim of a quarterback sack 500 different times. His TD percentage is 5.4% and his interception percentage is 1.8%. Leonard Fournette has accumulated 2,631 yds on the ground in 36 games played in his career. His average yards per carry sits at 4.0 and he has carried the ball 666 times. He has rushed for 17 touchdowns with a long carry of 31 yards. Fournette is rushing for 73.1 yards on the ground per contest thus far in his career.
The Saints ended the 2019 season having earned a 13-3 mark. They held an average of 108.6 rushing yards per game and rushed for 1,738 yards for last year. For the 2019 season, the Saints threw for 4,244 yards through the air along with an average of 265.3 throwing yards per contest, which was ranked 7th in the NFL. The New Orleans Saints averaged 373.9 yards per game which had them sitting 9th out of all teams in the NFL. When discussing the points being put on the board, the Saints were ranked 4th in the NFL with a maintained average of 28.6 points per contest. New Orleans gave up a total of 1,461 yards rushing (91.3 yards per outing) in addition to 12 touchdowns via the rush during the prior season. Over the course of the season, they conceded 341 total points. They surrendered 27 touchdowns via the pass as well as allowed 241.8 yards/outing, ranking them 20th in the league. The Saints surrendered 21.3 points per game, which had them in 13th in the league.
For his career, Drew Brees has thrown for a total of 77,416 yards with 547 TD's and 237 interceptions. Since he's been in the NFL, he's been sacked 407 different times for a total of 2,902 yards lost behind the line of scrimmage. He has a QB rating of 116.3 with a TD rate of 5.4% and an interception percentage of 2.3%. His longest completion during his time in the league was for 61 yds and he's averaging 281.5 yards per outing. Drew Brees has connected on 6,867 of his attempted career 10,161 passes for a completion percentage of 67.6%. Alvin Kamara has coughed up the ball 6 times in his career and his longest run is 42 yards. He is gaining 53.5 yds per contest and has crossed the goal line 27 times on the ground. He's been handed the ball 485 different times to the tune of 5.0 YPC. So far in his career, Kamara has stepped onto the gridiron in 45 contests and has gained 2,408 yards carrying the ball.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Buccaneers +4.5
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