The eyes of the league will be on this game, with Tom Brady set to play his first game in a Buccaneers jersey.
The Saints, who are also looking to contend for the Super Bowl, will also garner plenty of attention in what should be an enthralling game.
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Will Brady and the Buc get the W or can the Saints ruin the party? NFL Bet Hub predictions below 👇
Dimers' predictions are based on 10,000 simulations of this particular matchup
🔥 BEST: Saints (-182)
💪 Spread: Buccaneers +3.5
👇 Total points: u47.5 total points
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🔥 BEST: Moneyline
Saints to win has a 62% probability
Obviously there is plenty of expectation on the shoulders of the Buccaneers and their high-powered offense, but it's unfair to think they will have it all together in Week 1 after no preseason games. Our model has identified the Saints at the Moneyline as the top pick in the game, rating them as a 62 percent chance to win.
Buccaneers +3.5 to win has a 50% probability
According to our model, it's a 50/50 split at the spread, however, we've landed on the Buccaneers. It seems unlikely that Tom Brady will allow such a big game to get away from Tampa Bay, so even if they don't win they should be able to take it down to the wire.
Total points u47.5 has a 50% probability
It's always difficult to decipher the over/under market in Week 1 of the NFL season. This game is no different, as both teams have highly talked up offenses, which means the line tends to be relatively high. Our model is taking the under in this one.
🏈 Dimers' take-out
Aside from the season opener, this will most likely be the most watched game of Week 1. Look for the Saints to score a win at home in tight contest. If you're keen to play, you can review the best legal online sportsbooks in your area, here.
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