Both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints are coming off a loss in Week 3. Who will bounce back with a win after these two NFC South rivals collide on Sunday?
Read on for more about this Buccaneers vs Saints matchup in the 2023 NFL game, including our predictions, picks, and latest odds to win this showdown, as brought to you by JefeBet. Also, don’t forget to check out other NFL content to help you make the best betting decisions.
Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints NFL Regular Season Week 4 Game on October 1, 2023
- Where: Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
- When: Sunday, October 1, 2023, 1:00 PM ET
- Where to Watch: FOX
- Spread: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+3) vs New Orleans Saints (-3)
- Over/Under: 40.0
All odds are provided by DraftKings.
Betting on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+3)
Regular season record: 2-1
The Buccaneers got slapped with a reality check in Week 3, as the good times stopped rolling for them in a 25-11 home loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Baker Mayfield went just 15/25 for 146 passing yards and a touchdown with an interception, while Tampa Bay’s run game produced only 41 rushing yards on 17 carries.
But it can get easier for the Bucs in Week 4 versus the Saints, particularly because New Orleans might not have quarterback Derek Carr under center. Carr is said to be week-to-week with a shoulder injury. Even after their loss to the reigning NFC champions, the Buccaneers remain inside the top 10 in the league with just 19.7 points allowed per game. They are also having success in forcing turnovers, recording 2.3 takeaways per contest –fourth in the NFL.
Betting on the New Orleans Saints (-3)
Regular season record: 2-1
With Carr in danger of missing the home game versus the Buccaneers, the Saints could end up giving the starting duties under center to Jameis Winston. The former Florida State Seminoles star has gotten the rep of a risk-taking slinger who’s prone to turnovers, but he can still deliver a gem from time to time. Tampa Bay’s secondary is also seemingly banged-up, which brightens the prospect of New Orleans’ passing attack.
In any case, the Saints are getting a big hand on offense with running back Alvin Kamara finally completing his three-week suspension. Kamara instantly assumes his No. 1 role on the ground for the Saints, who are averaging 17.7 points and 314.7 total yards per game. He might have a big game right away on Sunday opposite Tampa Bay’s defense that just got run over by Philly for over 200 rushing yards in Week 3.
El Jefe’s Prediction on Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints
With or without Carr, the Saints will be competitive in this game mainly because of their defense which is one of the best this season in the league.
The Saints win, 23-20.
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