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    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-7) will attempt to extend a four-game winning streak when they host the New Orleans Saints (7-8) on Sunday, December 31, 2023 at Raymond James Stadium.

    The Buccaneers rank 17th in scoring offense (21.7 points per game) and 11th in scoring defense (20.1 points allowed per game) this year. The Saints are accumulating 22.1 points per game on offense this season (13th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are giving up 19.8 points per game (ninth-ranked) on defense.

    Buccaneers vs. Saints Picks

    The Saints are expected by Splash Inc. users to both cover the spread and win straight up as underdogs against the Buccaneers on Sunday. Currently, 12.4% of users are picking them to win the game and 17.8% are picking the Saints to cover the 3-point spread.

    Game Info: Buccaneers vs. Saints

    • Game Day: Sunday, December 31, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Tampa, Florida
    • Stadium: Raymond James Stadium

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    Before you place a wager on Tampa Bay-New Orleans matchup (in which Tampa Bay is a 3-point favorite and the total is set at 42 points), below are some betting trends and insights for Sunday’s game.

    Game Trends for Buccaneers

    • The Buccaneers have posted a 10-5-0 record against the spread this season.
    • The Buccaneers are 0-2 against the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season.
    • Buccaneers games with a set total have hit the over six times this season (40%).

    Stats & Insights for Buccaneers

    • On offense, the Buccaneers rank 23rd in the NFL with 316.3 yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank 24th in total defense (356.2 yards allowed per contest).
    • The Buccaneers are averaging 21.7 points per game on offense this season (17th in NFL), and they are allowing 20.1 points per game (11th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • The Buccaneers have the 17th-ranked passing offense this season (227.0 passing yards per game), and they’ve been worse defensively, ranking worst with 264.1 passing yards allowed per game.
    • The Buccaneers have been a bottom-five run offense this year, ranking third-worst with 89.3 rushing yards per game. On the defensive side of the ball, they are ranked seventh in the NFL (92.1 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • The Buccaneers are putting up a 42.5% third-down percentage offensively this year (eighth in NFL), and they are surrendering a 42.1% third-down percentage (26th) on defense.
    • The Buccaneers rank 19th in offensive yards per play (5.3) and 26th in yards per play allowed (5.9) this season.
    • The Buccaneers have forced 24 total turnovers (sixth in NFL) this season and have turned it over 14 times (second in NFL) for a turnover margin of +10, the best in the league.

    Best Players for Buccaneers

    • Baker Mayfield: 3,598 PASS YDS / 239.9 YPG / 64.3% / 26 TD / 8 INT / 56 CAR / 157 RUSH YDS / 1 TD
    • Rachaad White: 242 CAR / 873 YDS / 58.2 YPG / 6 TD / 56 REC / 507 YDS / 33.8 YPG / 3 TD
    • Mike Evans: 73 REC / 1,163 YDS / 77.5 YPG / 13 TD
    • Chris Godwin: 74 REC / 892 YDS / 59.5 YPG / 1 TD
    • Lavonte David: 113 TKL / 17.0 TFL / 4.5 SACK / 5 PD

    Game Trends for Saints

    • The Saints are 4-10-1 against the spread this year.
    • The Saints are 0-2 against the spread when an underdog by 3 points or more this season.
    • Five of the Saints’ 15 games with a set total have hit the over (33.3%).

    Stats & Insights for Saints

    • From an offensive standpoint, the Saints are accumulating 334.8 total yards per contest (14th-ranked). They rank 14th in the NFL on the other side of the ball (321.6 total yards given up per game).
    • In terms of points scored the Saints rank 13th in the NFL (22.1 points per game), and they are ninth on the other side of the ball (19.8 points allowed per contest).
    • With 236.1 passing yards per game on offense, the Saints rank 12th in the NFL. On defense, they rank seventh, giving up 194.7 passing yards per contest.
    • The Saints are putting up 98.7 rushing yards per game on offense this season (21st-ranked). Meanwhile, they are allowing 126.9 rushing yards per contest (25th-ranked) on defense.
    • The Saints’ third-down defense has been paving the way for the team, as they rank fourth-best in the NFL with a 34.8% third-down conversion percentage allowed. In terms of offense, they are posting a 38.6% third-down rate, which ranks 16th.
    • From an offensive angle, the Saints are putting up 5.3 yards per play (19th-ranked). They rank ninth in the NFL on defense (5.3 yards surrendered per play).
    • With 22 forced turnovers (14th in NFL) and 18 turnovers committed (14th in NFL) this season, the Saints rank ninth in the NFL with a turnover margin of +4.

    Best Players for Saints

    • Derek Carr: 3,417 PASS YDS / 227.8 YPG / 67.4% / 19 TD / 8 INT
    • Alvin Kamara: 170 CAR / 649 YDS / 54.1 YPG / 5 TD / 73 REC / 462 YDS / 38.5 YPG / 1 TD
    • Taysom Hill: 73 CAR / 349 YDS / 24.9 YPG / 4 TD / 27 REC / 233 YDS / 16.6 YPG / 1 TD
    • Chris Olave: 81 REC / 1,041 YDS / 74.4 YPG / 4 TD
    • Rashid Shaheed: 41 REC / 640 YDS / 49.2 YPG / 4 TD
    • Demario Davis: 108 TKL / 9.0 TFL / 6.5 SACK / 4 PD
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