4* Heavy Hitter on New Orleans Saints -
New Orleans vs. Tampa Bay,
09/15/2013 16:05 EDT,
Score: 16 - 14
Point Spread: -3/-109 New Orleans
The Saints had no problem putting points on the board against the Bucs last year. They dominated with a 41-0 blowout in New Orleans, and put up 35 points when these teams played in Tampa Bay. The Bucs defense appears to be even worse this season, after allowing a rookie quarterback to complete 24 of 38 attempts for 256 yards and a touchdown.
New Orleans is coming off a big win over the Atlanta Falcons. It was not the high powered Saint’s offense that won that game, but rather a defense that stepped up and held the Falcons to just 17 points. The Saints brought in Rob Ryan from Dallas as the new defensive coordinator, and it is a move that has paid off already.
The Saints are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up win, and 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games following an ATS win. They have dominated NFC South opponents posting an 8-3 ATS record. The Bucs respond poorly to a loss. They are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a straight up loss and 3-7 ATS in head to head games against the Saints.