Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints Prediction, 10/31/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 8
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Location: Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Saints (+5)
Caesars Superdome is the site where the New Orleans Saints (4-2) will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-1) on Sunday. New Orleans opens this contest as 5-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 50.5.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers come into this game with a record of 6-1 for this year. In their last game, the Buccaneers played the Bears and notched a win by a score of 38-3. Tom Brady went 20/36 with 211 yards through the air and 4 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 109.8 and ended the contest with no picks. Chris Godwin held an average of 13.9 yds per reception by accumulating 111 yards on 8 catches. Leonard Fournette was the best rusher for the Buccaneers with 15 carries for 81 yds (5.4 yards per carry). When all was said and done, they ran 70 plays which gave them a total of 408 yards. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rushed the ball a total of 31 times and had 182 yds, earning them an average of 5.9 yards per tote. Against the run, the Buccaneers gave up 143 yards on 29 tries, which is an average of 4.9 yards per run allowed. Tampa Bay conceded 22 completions on 32 tries for 168 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.8%.
Concerning scoring, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold an average of 33.3 points per contest. As a team they average 99.1 yards via the ground game which is 20th in the NFL. The Buccaneers have earned 2,964 total yards for this campaign. Tampa Bay has amassed 128 1st downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 48 penalties for 481 yds. They have surrendered the football 7 times (3 picks and 4 fumbles lost). With reference to distribution of touchdowns, Tampa Bay has amassed 21 touchdowns through the air and 7 touchdowns on the ground.
The Buccaneers are ranked 10th in the league in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 21.0 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 3.7 yards per rush and 67.4 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. During the season, they have conceded 472 rushing yards through 7 games. In terms of passing yardage, the Buccaneers have given up 1,853 yards which has them ranked 26th in football. They have conceded 264.7 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 70.0%. In total, they have yielded 332.1 yards/contest putting them at 9th in the NFL. They have yielded 14 touchdowns through the air and 3 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Saints come into this matchup with a record of 4-2 for this year. In their last game, the Saints walked away with a victory by a final of 13-10 against the Seahawks. Jameis Winston (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 222 yds on 19/35 passing while his quarterback rate was 83.3. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his avg yards per attempt was 6.34 yds. Marquez Callaway was featured in the passing game for the Saints, bringing in 3 passes for 32 yds (10.7 yds per catch). Alvin Kamara carried the football 20 times for 51 yards, finishing the contest with 2.6 yds per carry for New Orleans. The Saints finished with 304 yds on 68 plays (4.5 yds per play). New Orleans ran the ball for 3.0 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 94 yards on 31 carries. New Orleans allowed 28 attempts on the ground for 90 yards (3.2 yds per carry). The Saints passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 54.5%, surrendering 129 yards on 12 for 22 passing.
The New Orleans Saints are averaging 275.3 yards per game ranking them 28th in football. They average 112.5 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 675 yards for this year. The New Orleans offense has totaled 221 yards of penalties on 26 violations, which is 32nd in the league in terms of hurting your team. They have tossed 2 picks while allowing opponents to recover 2 fumbles and they have been able to earn 53 1st downs. For the season thus far, the Saints have racked up 977 yards via the pass together with an average of 162.8 throwing yards per game, putting them at 31st in football. In terms of their scoring prowess, the Saints currently sit 17th in the league with an average of 23.3 points per game.
The Saints are allowing 16.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 3rd in the NFL. New Orleans has allowed the opposition a total of 396 yards rushing (66.0 yards per game) as well as 3 touchdowns rushing this year. They have yielded 4 touchdowns via the pass and 201.7 yards/game, which has them sitting 4th in the NFL. The Saints defense has participated in 313 plays, which has them sitting 1st in the league. In total, they have given up 101 points in total. Their defense has earned 9 takeaways (1 fumble and 8 picks) this season.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buccaneers -5
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