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Saints open as road favorites in Tampa

Bucs won in Superdome week 1

Steve Geller
December 05, 2018 - 12:26 pm
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Even though the Saints suffered their 2nd loss of the season last week in Dallas, they are heavy favorites Sunday against the Buccaneers.  Tampa opened as 8 point home underdogs even though they stunned the Black & Gold in the Superdome back in week 1.  

These two teams first met in 1977 and the Saints own a 32-21 edge in the series.  New Orleans is 14-9 all-time in games played in Tampa. Here are some key stats as to why the Black & Gold go into week 14's contest such heavy road favorites: 

                                                     10-2 Saints    5-7 Buccaneers  

Points per game                            34.9                     26.6

Opponents points per game       22.4                    29.6

Turnover margin                           +9                       -18

 

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