Week 16 NFL Picks - Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints

Nikki Adams

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 8:48 PM UTC

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 8:48 PM UTC

The Bucs and Saints collide in a pivotal NFC South showdown. Where are the value week 16 NFL picks to be had? Find out in this betting mini NFL betting preview.

 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints


Point Spread Value

The Bucs slipped to defeat in week 15 but a loss to the high-flying Dallas Cowboys is nothing to be ashamed of. Disappointing though it was. In any event, the Bucs are well in the mix with just two weeks of the season to go and a win over the Saints on the road would go a long way towards that goal. Tampa brings a 9-5-0 ATS mark underscored by a slight -0.5 losing margin on average and +2.5 differential versus the spread. An assignment against the Saints might not be so straightforward. Amidst a lot of criticism last week the Saints bounced back with a 48-41 win over the Cardinals. They won’t roll over and play welcome mats to their divisional foes.

Free NFL Pick: Bucs +3.0 (-115)Best Line Offered: at BetDSI

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 The Survivor

The Bucs came very close to upsetting the Cowboys in SNF, but Dak Prescott and the Cowboys proved their merit in a come-from-behind win. The positives for Jameis Winston and the Bucs are aplenty and they can take those into week 16 at the Superdome. Let’s face it, the Saints are a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde side. One never really knows what they’re going to get from week to week. It’s possible Drew Brees will serve up the home win, but the Bucs just seem the better and more complete team.


Free NFL Pick: Bucs +135 Best Line Offered: at BetDSI

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Game Total

The Bucs are 6-7-1 in O/U betting while the Saints are 7-7-0 in OU betting this season. A lot separates these two teams despite the proximity on stats in total betting market. In the last five games, the Bucs haven’t even whiffed the OVER. Conversely, in two of the last four games the Saints have twice accounted for 40-plus points. It’s a toss-up which way this game will go.


Free NFL Pick: Over 52.5 (-110)Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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