Buccaneers vs. Saints PRO Report: Betting Systems & Edges for Sunday’s NFL Playoff Spread & Total

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  • Action Labs' Bet Signals, which tracks professional betting action, reports four separate instances of smart money coming down on the Bucs vs. Saints under.
  • Using this information, PJ Walsh breaks down the smart way to bet Sunday's matchup below.

Buccaneers vs. Saints Odds

Buccaneers Odds +3
Saints Odds -3
Over/Under 52
PRO Projections Saints -2 | O/U: 52.5
Time | Channel  6:40 p.m. ET | FOX
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints will meet for the third time this season, with a trip to the NFC Championship Game on the line.

The Saints won both regular-season matchups between the teams, so should bettors expect more of the same on Sunday evening? Or are the Bucs primed for a win (or cover) this go-round?

Using our NFL PRO Report, let’s utilize sharp betting action, big money, historically-profitable systems, betting model projections and expert picks to determine the smart way to bet the Buccaneers vs. Saints spread and total.

Buccaneers vs. Saints Spread Pick

Model Projection

The Action Network’s NFL PRO Projections set this spread at Bucs +2, which provides plenty of value when compared to the current consensus of +3, the most important number in NFL betting.

As you can see, the difference between those two lines translates to a 2.7% edge with Tampa Bay, earning a B-minus grade from our NFL model.

PRO Report Pick: Buccaneers +3

Buccaneers vs. Saints Total Pick

Sharp Action

Action Labs’ Bet Signals, which tracks professional betting action in real time, is reporting four separate instances of smart money coming down on the Bucs vs. Saints under.

Big Money

Additionally, The Action Network’s NFL public betting data is showing a massive bets-vs.-dollars discrepancy regarding the total as well.

While the over has attracted 78% of the bets, the under has actually landed 48% of the money.

This, combined with the multiple Bet Signals detailed above, illuminate exactly how respected bettors are playing this number.

PRO Systems

The Buccaneers vs. Saints under is not only attracting money from respected bettors, but it’s also in a spot that been profitable historically.

Late-season matchups, including the playoffs, between divisional opponents trend toward the under.

In fact, Bucs vs. Saints is a match for our Divisional Unders PRO Betting System, which has returned a 61% win rate since 2005.

Top Experts

Not to be outdone, three of our top betting experts are on the under as well, lighting up our PRO Report’s fourth value indicator.

PRO Report Pick: Under 52

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