The Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs concludes with an NFC South battle between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints. In two regular season meetings, the Saints did thrash the Bucs pretty good, but it is incredible tough to beat a team three different times in one NFL season.
New Orleans has been installed as three-point favorites with -170 moneyline odds to win the game outright while Tampa Bay has +150 moneyline odds to win the game outright. In addition, the total currently sits at 52 points.
In this article, I will identify the best value in the player-prop betting market from the Buccaneers-Saints matchup. The odds in this article are from William Hill Sports – Use the promo code TS500 for a 100% first-time sign-up deposit bonus of up to $500.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
Sunday, January 17, 2021
6:40 p.m. EST | Watch: FOX
Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, LA
Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Prop Bets Watch:
– Over 2.5 Passing Touchdowns (+155)
– Over 307.5 Passing Yards (-115)
– Over 40.5 Passing Attempts (+100)
– Over 25.5 Passing Completions (-125)
The GOAT got a win in his first playoff game as a Buc last week and will now look to make it two in as many tries. The key to beating the Saints is by playing timely defense and throwing the football, which is exactly what the Bucs do best.
New Orleans has defeated Tampa Bay by an aggregate score of 72-26 this season. Needless to say, when you give Brady motivation like that, he is going to capitalize on it. I don’t necessarily think it’ll be a very high scoring game, but the Bucs will need to throw the football more often than not- and that puts Brady in advantageous positions to be successful from an individual standpoint.
Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints)
Prop Bets Watch:
– Under 1.5 Passing Touchdowns (+155)
– Under 278.5 Passing Yards (-115)
– Over 34.5 Passing Attempts (-130)
– Over 25.5 Passing Completions (-115)
– Over 0.5 Interceptions (+155)
Brees is looking to beat the Bucs for the third time in as many tries this season, but we all know how difficult this can be. Truth be told, I was very impressed by the Bucs defense (which is now missing a couple of guys via injury) in the Week 1 matchup, with the safeties really laying the wood on these Saints receivers.
Sort of like Brady, I don’t see this necessarily being a high-scoring game. However, the game flow could dictate how each of these QBs perform individually. In fact, the Saints have a much better running game (with Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray); they can certainly utilize that to their advantage much more.