NFL odds Week 15: Buccaneers vs. Saints

J. Meric

The Saints are favored to sweep their division rivals on Sunday, with Drew Brees facing the worst pass defense in the NFL.

The New Orleans Saints are coming off a tough loss, but the latest odds have them as 3.5-point favorites in their Week 15 meeting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Both teams enter with losing records, but the 6-7 Bucs are 8-4-1 against the spread this season. New Orleans is 5-8 straight up, but 6-7 against the spread.

The total for the game is 54 points. Tampa Bay has come in under that number in nine of their 13 games, while the Saints have combined with opponents to score less than 54 points seven times. Both teams have gone over the total eight times this season, with New Orleans coming in under five times and Tampa Bay hitting the under four times and tying it once.

Drew Brees couldn't get much done against the New York Giants last week, but he's likely to have a better game against the last-ranked pass defense of the Bucs. Tampa Bay is giving up an average of 311.6 yards per game through the air, worst in the league. 2012's earlier meeting between the two teams was a 35-28 victory for New Orleans.

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