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Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints Predictions & Tips - Saints tipped to win Divisional Round clash

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints preview and tips for this weekend's NFL Divisional Round game
  • Buccaneers @ Saints takes place on Sunday (11.40pm GMT)
  • New Orleans Saints have won their last 4 games
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won their last 5 matches
  • Saints are tipped to win the game
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Conrad Castleton 15 Jan 2021
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints Predictions


This fixture rarely disappoints, and Bucs at Saints on Sunday night should be a great way to end the Divisional Round weekend as Saints quarterback Drew Brees comes up against Tom Brady.

Tampa Bay's offence is capable of beating anyone, however in their last meeting during the regular season, Saints cruised to a 38-3 win, and it’s hard to see the Bucs getting revenge this weekend.

  • New Orleans Saints finished the season 12-4 as NFC South winners.
  • New Orleans Saints have won their last 4 games, 3 of them by double digits.
  • New Orleans Saints last appeared in the Divisional Round in 2018.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished runners-up in NFC South with an 11-5 record.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won their last 5 matches.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing in the Divisional Round for the first time since 2002.

Head to Head


The two teams have met each other 58 times, with the New Orleans Saints winning 37 games and Tampa Bay winning 21 games.

The last time they met, New Orleans won 38-3.

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New Orleans finished the season with two huge wins over the Panthers (33-7) and Vikings (52-33) to seal the NFC South with a 12-4 record.

Those two wide-margin wins over Minnesota and Carolina gave New Orleans plenty of momentum ahead of last weekend’s Wildcard Weekend game.

The Saints progressed to the Divisional Round after seeing off Chicago Bears last weekend 21-9.

New Orleans Saints Team News


Offensive tackle Terron Armstead (elbow), tight end Jared Cook (back) and defensive end Trey Hendrickson (neck) were limited in midweek. QB Taysom Hill (knee) and running back Latavius Murray (quad) have not practiced in recent days.

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Quarterback Tom Brady led the Bucs to their first playoff appearance since the 2007 season. 

Tampa Bay entered the postseason on the back of a four-game winning streak to finish runners-up in NFC South behind the Saints with an 11-5 record.

A 31-23 Wild Card Round win over Washington last weekend saw Tampa Bay advance to this weekend’s Divisional game.

The Buccaneers had lost the last four straight against Washington prior to last weekend's Playoff game.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team News


Running back Ronald Jones (quad) is doubtful but was expected to return to practice on Thursday. Edge rusher Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), cornerback Carlton Davis (groin) and wide receivers Mike Evans (knee) and Chris Godwin (quad) were limited in midweek.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints FAQs

What is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints best bet?

Tampa’s offence is capable of beating anyone, but New Orleans Saints is the stronger of the two sides. It's hard to bet against the favourites here. Back the Saints to win.

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Verdict

The Saints are the stronger of the two sides, and although Tampa’s offence is capable of beating anyone, Washington QB Taylor Heinicke threw for 306 yards last week. It's hard to bet against the favourites here. Brees and the Saints to win.

Best Bet: Saints Win Money Line @-163.93 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Saints win by 7-12pts Winning Margin @500.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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