The 2013 NFL season is back, and here at Cappers Info, we’ll be looking at some of the best games on the docket each and every week, as we try to make the most money possible off of the NFL odds for the week. Join us on Sunday, as we make our New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers free picks and predictions for what should be a great clash on the gridiron.
Week 2 NFL Picks: New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Sunday, August 15th, 4:05 ET
Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay, FL
NFL Betting Odds: New Orleans -3 (47)
Saints vs. Buccaneers On TV: FOX
You don’t see us playing many square NFL bets over the course of the year, but here is one where we think the opportunity is there to strike. The Saints were clearly underrated just a bit this season in our eyes, and we think that it is a matter of time until QB Drew Brees and the gang come up with a remarkable offensive output. The options are there to stay away from DB Darrelle Revis in this game if Brees so chooses, and with the way that he played last week against the Jets, that’s probably a darn good idea. New Orleans did beat a very good Atlanta team last week with a bit more of the running game than we would expect and a defense that looked prepared.
Meanwhile, Tampa Bay is a wreck of the highest proportions. The Bucs were beaten last week by the Jets who, even though they did stick around with New England on Thursday, still stink and stink badly. QB Josh Freeman is a wreck, and there is no way that he is going to be able to keep up with Brees and the gang if this turns into a bit of a shootout. On top of that, Tampa Bay’s defense allowed 18 points to the Jets last week, and that’s a ton of points against a team that probably isn’t going to score 20 all that often. If QB Geno Smith and the Jets were able to run up and down the field in a hurry up offense, imagine what New Orleans is going to be able to do? For as much as we would like to make the sharp play on Tampa Bay, we know that it probably isn’t all that good of an idea to do so.
New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick: New Orleans Saints -3
New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Score Prediction: Saints 31 – Buccaneers 17