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    NFC South opponents match up when the New Orleans Saints (2-1) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1) square off on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at Caesars Superdome.

    The Saints averaged 19.4 points per game on offense last season, which ranked them 22nd in the NFL. On defense, they ranked ninth, giving up 20.3 points per game. The Buccaneers ranked 25th in scoring offense (18.4 points per game) and 13th in scoring defense (21.1 points allowed per game) last year.

    Saints vs. Buccaneers Picks

    Splash Inc. users project the Saints will win straight up and also cover against the Buccaneers, with 55.7% of users picking them to win and 66.7% picking them to cover the 3-point spread on Sunday.

    Game Info: Saints vs. Buccaneers

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 1, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Stadium: Caesars Superdome

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    Here’s a look at some betting trends for New Orleans (-3) versus Tampa Bay on Sunday. The over/under is set at 40.5 points for this game.

    Game Trends for Saints

    • The Saints compiled a 7-10-0 ATS record last year.
    • The Saints covered the spread once when favored by 3 points or more last season (in four opportunities).
    • A total of six of the Saints’ games last season hit the over.

    Stats & Insights for Saints

    • Last year, the Saints put up just 1.7 fewer points per game (19.4) than the Buccaneers gave up (21.1).
    • The Saints were 4-3 against the spread and 4-3 overall in games when they recorded over 21.1 points last season.
    • The Buccaneers had a 3-4-1 record against the spread and a 7-1 record overall in games when they allowed less than 19.4 points last season.
    • The Saints collected only 9.5 more yards per game (333.8) than the Buccaneers gave up per matchup (324.3) last year.
    • The Saints were 3-5 against the spread and 4-4 overall when the team piled up more than 324.3 yards last year.
    • When the Buccaneers held their opponents to less than 333.8 yards last season, they had a -6-1 record ATS and a – record overall.
    • The Saints rushed for 116.6 yards per game last season, just 4.1 fewer yards than the 120.7 the Buccaneers allowed per outing.
    • When the Saints rushed for more than 120.7 yards last year, they compiled a 4-4 ATS record and a 6-2 overall record.
    • When the Buccaneers kept their opponents to less than 116.6 yards on the ground last season, they were -4-1 against the spread and – overall.
    • The Saints turned the ball over 25 times last year, five more turnovers than the Buccaneers forced (20).

    Best Players for Saints

    • Jameis Winston: 858 PASS YDS / 286 YPG / 63.5% / 4 TD / 5 INT
    • Alvin Kamara: 223 CAR / 897 YDS / 59.8 YPG / 2 TD / 57 REC / 490 YDS / 32.7 YPG / 2 TD
    • Taysom Hill: 96 CAR / 575 YDS / 35.9 YPG / 7 TD / 9 REC / 77 YDS / 4.8 YPG / 2 TD
    • Chris Olave: 72 REC / 1,042 YDS / 69.5 YPG / 4 TD
    • Juwan Johnson: 42 REC / 508 YDS / 31.8 YPG / 7 TD
    • Demario Davis: 109 TKL / 10 TFL / 6.5 SACK / 1 INT / 6 PD

    Game Trends for Buccaneers

    • The Buccaneers’ record against the spread last season was 4-12-1.
    • The Buccaneers had no wins ATS (0-3) as underdogs of 3 points or greater last year.
    • In 17 Buccaneers games last season, six of them hit the over.

    Stats & Insights for Buccaneers

    • The Buccaneers scored 18.4 points per game last season, comparable to the 20.3 the Saints allowed.
    • The Buccaneers were 2-4 against the spread and 3-3 overall last year when the team notched more than 20.3 points.
    • Last season the Saints had a 4-3 record against the spread and a 4-3 record overall in games when they held opponents to fewer than 18.4 points.
    • The Buccaneers averaged 31.9 more yards per game (346.7) than the Saints allowed per matchup (314.8) last year.
    • When the Buccaneers totaled more than 314.8 yards last season, the team was 3-9-1 against the spread and 7-6 overall.
    • When the Saints held their opponents to less than 346.7 yards last season, they had a -7 record ATS and a – record overall.
    • The Buccaneers rushed for 76.9 yards per game last year, 53.6 fewer than the 130.5 the Saints allowed per outing.
    • When the Buccaneers ran for more than 130.5 yards last season they had a 2-0 ATS record and a 2-0 overall record.
    • Last season, the Saints were -2 against the spread and – overall when holding opponents to fewer than 76.9 yards on the ground.
    • The Buccaneers turned the ball over eight more times (22 total) than the Saints forced turnovers (14) last season.

    Best Players for Buccaneers

    • Baker Mayfield: 2,163 PASS YDS / 180.3 YPG / 60% / 10 TD / 8 INT
    • Rachaad White: 129 CAR / 481 YDS / 28.3 YPG / 1 TD / 50 REC / 290 YDS / 17.1 YPG / 2 TD
    • Mike Evans: 77 REC / 1,124 YDS / 74.9 YPG / 6 TD
    • Chris Godwin: 104 REC / 1,023 YDS / 68.2 YPG / 3 TD
    • Cade Otton: 42 REC / 391 YDS / 24.4 YPG / 2 TD
    • Lavonte David: 124 TKL / 10 TFL / 3 SACK / 5 PD
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