- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened up as 5-point favorites over the New Orleans Saints in Week 8.
- 92% of bets were made on the Bucs spread and shifted the line to 4 points.
NEW ORLEANS – After opening up as 5-point favorites, the line for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints matchup has shifted backward.
Legal online betting sites now have the Buccaneers going into the game as 4-point favorites due to the public hammering Tampa Bay to cover the spread.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. New Orleans Saints
- Moneyline: Buccaneers (-220) vs. Saints (+180)
- Spread: Buccaneers -4
- Total: 50.5 Points
The main reason backing the shift is that the public has been pouring money into the Buccaneers NFL odds on the spread. They are raking in 92% of total bets and 94% of the betting handle.
Those betting splits are similar to what they were when the line first opened.
The total points in the game also saw movement going from 49.5 points up to 50.5 points. This also comes as a sign of the public taking the Over with 68% of the total bets. However, it is important to note that sharps might be leaning on the Under as it has 52% of the handle.
Regardless of the betting splits, the fact of the matter is that Tampa Bay lost both regular-season games to the Saints last season as their defense scorched them. With not much changing on defense for New Orleans, now might be the time to fade the public and enjoy a decent payout.
The game is set at 4:25 p.m. EST on Sunday and will be aired on FOX.
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