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Added January 1st, 2011 by Steve

NFL Week 17 Picks: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-6) @ New Orleans Saints (11-4)

Time: 1:00 pm EST

Point Spread: New Orleans Saints -7

Over/Under Line: 46.5

Preview: In a key NFC South tilt, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the New Orleans Saints. Tampa Bay is in need of a win, and losses from the Packers and Giants to sneak into the 6th spot in the NFC postseason. Tampa Bay stayed alive last week with a 38-15 win over the Seahawks last week. The Buccaneers are the 7th best rushing team in the National Football League, led by LaGarrette Blount. The former Oregon star has rushed for 941 yards and 6 touchdowns on the season. The Buccaneers have out scored opponents 318-305 on the season.

New Orleans clinched a postseason spot with a Monday night win over the Falcons. The Saints still have an outside chance to win the NFC South with a win over the Buccaneers and a Falcons loss to the Panthers. If not, the Saints will be five seed and play on the road at either Seattle or St. Louis. New Orleans ranks second in the NFL in passing, with 282 yards per game. Drew Brees has been the one consistent face for the Saints offense. Brees has thrown for 4424 yards and 32 touchdowns on the season. When these two teams met on October 17th, the Saints came away with a 31-6 win.

My NFL Betting Picks: Tampa Bay Buccaneers +7 and Under 46.5

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