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    The New Orleans Saints (2-1) host a NFC South battle against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1) on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at Caesars Superdome.

    On offense, the Saints rank 25th in the NFL with 17.7 points per game. Meanwhile, they rank sixth in points allowed (288 points allowed per contest). The Buccaneers are compiling 284.3 total yards per game on offense this season (24th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are allowing 359 total yards per game (22nd-ranked).

    Saints vs. Buccaneers Picks

    The Saints are expected by Splash Inc. users to win straight up, but not cover the spread, against the Buccaneers on Sunday. Right now, 64.6% of users are picking them to win, but 53.6% expect the Buccaneers to cover the 3.5-point spread.

    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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    Before you place a wager on New Orleans-Tampa Bay contest (in which New Orleans is a 3.5-point favorite and the over/under has been set at 40.5 points), keep reading for some betting trends and insights for Sunday’s game.

    Game Trends for Saints

    • The Saints have not covered the spread in a game yet this season in three opportunities.
    • Each of the Saints’ three games with a set total this season have finished under the over/under.

    Stats & Insights for Saints

    • The Saints rank 20th in total offense (314.7 yards per game) and 10th in total defense (288 yards allowed per game) this season.
    • The Saints are putting up 17.7 points per game on offense, which ranks them 25th in the NFL. On the defensive side of the ball, they rank sixth, allowing 16.7 points per contest.
    • The Saints are putting up 221.3 passing yards per game on offense (15th in the NFL), and they rank eighth on the other side of the ball with 188.3 passing yards allowed per game.
    • The Saints are totaling 93.3 rushing yards per game on offense (21st in the NFL), and they rank 10th defensively with 99.7 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • The Saints are averaging a 39.1% third-down percentage on offense this year (16th in NFL), and they are giving up a 31.8% third-down conversion rate (eighth) on defense.
    • The Saints are surrendering 4.9 yards per play on the defensive side of the ball (sixth in the NFL), while accumulating 5.2 per play (18th in the league) on offense this season.
    • With five forced turnovers (seventh in NFL) against three turnovers committed (10th in NFL), the Saints’ +2 turnover margin ranks ninth in the league.

    Best Players for Saints

    • Jameis Winston: 101 PASS YDS / 101 YPG / 62.5% / 0 TD / 0 INT
    • Taysom Hill: 16 CAR / 91 YDS / 30.3 YPG / 0 TD / 2 REC / 8 YDS / 2.7 YPG / 0 TD
    • Tony Jones Jr.: 21 CAR / 70 YDS / 23.3 YPG / 2 TD / 4 REC / 21 YDS / 7 YPG / 0 TD
    • Chris Olave: 22 REC / 302 YDS / 100.7 YPG / 0 TD
    • Michael Thomas: 18 REC / 166 YDS / 55.3 YPG / 0 TD
    • Rashid Shaheed: 9 REC / 152 YDS / 50.7 YPG / 1 TD
    • Pete Werner: 26 TKL / 0.5 SACK

    Game Trends for Buccaneers

    • The Buccaneers have covered the spread twice in three opportunities this year.
    • The Buccaneers have a 1-1 record against the spread in games they were an underdog by 3.5 points or more this year.
    • In Buccaneers three games with a set total, one has hit the over (33.3%).

    Stats & Insights for Buccaneers

    • In terms of total yards, the Buccaneers rank 24th in the NFL (284.3 total yards per game) and 22nd on the other side of the ball (359 total yards allowed per contest).
    • The Buccaneers rank 19th in the NFL with 19.3 points per contest on offense, and they rank ninth with 19.7 points ceded per game on the defensive side of the ball.
    • With 206.3 passing yards per game on offense, the Buccaneers rank 19th in the NFL. On defense, they rank 24th, giving up 256 passing yards per game.
    • From an offensive standpoint, the Buccaneers are generating 78 rushing yards per game (26th-ranked). They rank 12th in the NFL on defense (103 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • The Buccaneers have been struggling on third down, ranking third-worst with a 51.2% third-down conversion rate allowed per game. They have been better offensively, compiling a 45.2% third-down rate (eighth-ranked).
    • The Buccaneers’ defense has been a bottom-five unit this season in terms of yards per play, allowing 5.9, which ranks fourth-worst in the NFL. On the offensive side of the ball, they rank 26th at 4.8 yards per play.
    • The Buccaneers have thrived in terms of turnovers, as their turnover margin of +5 ranks second-best in the NFL, with seven forced turnovers (fourth in league) and two turnovers committed (fifth in league).

    Best Players for Buccaneers

    • Baker Mayfield: 636 PASS YDS / 212 YPG / 66.7% / 4 TD / 1 INT
    • Rachaad White: 48 CAR / 150 YDS / 50 YPG / 1 TD / 10 REC / 64 YDS / 21.3 YPG / 0 TD
    • Mike Evans: 17 REC / 297 YDS / 99 YPG / 3 TD
    • Chris Godwin: 13 REC / 141 YDS / 47 YPG / 0 TD
    • Cade Otton: 9 REC / 76 YDS / 25.3 YPG / 0 TD
    • Ryan Neal: 25 TKL / 2 TFL
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