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NFL Week 2 Odds, Picks & Predictions: Buccaneers vs. Saints (2022)

by September 16, 2022
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Here is our preview and best bet for the 2022 NFL Week 2 game between the Buccaneers vs. Saints.

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NFL Week 2 Odds, Picks & Predictions: Buccaneers vs. Saints

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit the division rival New Orleans Saints in a battle of NFC South favorites. The Saints were able to rally on the road versus the Falcons and usher in the Dennis Allen/Jameis Winston era with a victory. Despite looking anemic for much of the contest, the Saints’ offense showed potential late in the game versus Atlanta.

The Tampa Bay offense, however, looked league-average at best. They had success running the ball against an exploitable Cowboys run defense, but the unit lacked the explosiveness which propelled it to the NFL’s elite in past seasons.

The Saints have been QB Tom Brady’s kryptonite since his arrival in Tampa, I’ll gladly take the points with the Saints in their home opener.

Picks: Saints +3 | lean u44

What is Betting Against the Spread?

Betting “against the spread” refers to the act of choosing the winning team based on a numeric handicap placed on the team that oddsmakers believe is superior, rather than picking the outright winner. For example, if the Rams face the Bengals, and oddsmakers set the spread at Rams -3.5, you would need Los Angeles to win by 4 or more points in order to cash your Rams bet.

What is an Over/Under Bet?

Over/Under is a wager based on how many points you think will be scored in a specific game. Oddsmakers set the total, and bettors decide whether the final score will be higher or lower than that number. If an Over/Under is set at 44.5 points and you bet Over, you will need the combined score of both teams to be 45 points or higher to win your bet.

What is a Moneyline Bet?

A moneyline bet involves choosing which team you believe will win a specific matchup. The moneyline favorite carries a minus designation, like -130. This means that you need to wager $130 to earn a $100 profit. Conversely, the underdog carries a plus designation, like +110. This means that you win $110 in profit on a $100 bet.

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