Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints Prediction, 1/17/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Divisional Playoffs
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans -3.5
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5) are headed to Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday where they'll meet the New Orleans Saints (12-4). New Orleans opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 51.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers step onto the field holding a record of 11-5 this year. In the Wildcard round they went up against the Washington Football Team and earned the win by a score of 31-23. Tom Brady went 22/40 with 381 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Leonard Fournette led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 17 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for a total of 93 yards on 19 carries which meant he averaged 4.9 yards per tote. Mike Evans was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 119 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 19.8 yards per catch for that game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rushed the ball a total of 22 times and earned a total of 94 yards which gave them an average of 4.3 yards per rush. For the game, they totaled 64 plays for a total of 485 yards. For the contest, the Buccaneers got 28 first downs and they had 3 infractions for 23 yards. When discussing the defense, Tampa Bay allowed 29 catches on 44 tries totaling 258 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.0%. Against the run, the Buccaneers allowed 127 yards on 26 attempts which is an average of 4.9 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 385 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sitting at 30.8 points per contest. As a team they have an average of 94.9 yards on the ground which is 28th in the NFL. The Buccaneers have tallied 6,145 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Tampa Bay has totaled 42 touchdowns via the pass and 16 touchdowns on the ground. The Buccaneers rank 8th in the NFL when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 22.2 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.6 yards per rush and 80.6 rushing yards per game for the season. Overall, they have allowed 1,289 yards via the ground game in 16 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Buccaneers have conceded 3,945 yards which has them ranked 21st in the National Football League. During their 16 games played this season, they are giving up 246.6 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 69.0%. Over the course of this season, they have given up 327.1 yards per game which has them ranked 6th in the NFL.
The Saints head into this game 12-4 for this year. In the 1st round of the Playoffs they went up against the Chicago Bears and won 21-9. Alvin Kamara led the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 25 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in the game. He ran for 99 yards on 23 carries which had him averaging 4.3 yards per carry. Deonte Harris was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 83 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 11.9 yards per catch during the game. Drew Brees went 28/39 with 265 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. The New Orleans Saints ended up running the ball 30 times and racked up a total of 156 yards earning them an average of 5.2 yards per rush. For the contest, the Saints racked up a total of 20 1st downs and they totaled 4 infractions for 31 yards. For the game, they ran 64 plays for a total of 347 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, New Orleans allowed 18 catches on 37 attempts for a total of 246 yards, and a completion percentage of 49.0%. In the game, they conceded a total of 320 yards and forced 5 takeaways. Against the run, the Saints allowed 74 yards on 20 tries which means they had an average of 3.7 yards per carry allowed.
In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Saints currently rank 5th in the NFL with an average of 30.1 points per game. Over the course of the season to this point, the Saints currently have a total of 3,758 passing yards as well as holding an average of 234.9 throwing yards per game, ranking them 19th in the league. They maintain an average of 141.6 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 2,265 yards overall. The New Orleans Saints maintain an average of 376.4 yards/game which has them ranked 12th out of all teams in the league. Concerning yards through the air, the Saints have surrendered 3,472 yards which puts them in 5th in the league. Over the course of this year, they have yielded 310.9 yards per outing which ranks them 4th in the National Football League. The Saints are ranked 5th in the National Football League in terms of team defense, allowing 21.1 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 3.9 yards per run and 93.9 rushing yards per game for the season. During their 16 games, they have surrendered 217.0 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 59.8%. Over the course of this season, they have given up 1,502 yards via the running game in 16 contests.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Saints -3.5 and over 51 total points
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