Early Vegas Odds have Buccaneers as underdogs vs. Saints in Week 1

Lavonte David, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Will Vragovic/Getty Images)
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Early odds released for Buccaneers vs. Saints, Week 1

Tom Brady‘s first game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is going to see him pit against his new cross-divisional rival: The New Orleans Saints.

The Buccaneers and Saints will match up in New Orleans in a game that should have plenty of fire power. Brady has only played head-to-head against Saints QB Drew Brees five times in his career and we will presumably see that match-up twice in the 2020 regular season alone.

The rivalry and the competition for the top spot in the NFC South Division all begin on Sunday, Sept. 13 when the Buccaneers travel down to New Orleans.

What will the Vegas odds look like? Here’s a quick look at the current odds for Week 1.

The Buccaneers will be underdogs to begin the season

Brady’s first game won’t just be against his new cross-divisional rival. He will enter it as an underdog.

According to NBC Sports’ article detailing the way-too-early spreads for Week 1, the Saints will be a 4-point favorite over the Bucs heading into the 2020 season.

While it should be expected that New Orleans get the pass being at home, I would’ve actually expected this spread to be a little higher. The Saints are considered by many to be a guaranteed 10-win (or more) team this year and there’s no question that they have plenty of talent and depth coming into the season. It wouldn’t have been surprising to see Vegas favor New Orleans by a touchdown or a little more.

That being said, it’s clear that Vegas really likes the talent that Tampa Bay brings to the field and believes that the Buccaneers are legitimate competitors.

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Brady and Bruce Arians will have this team laser-focused and there’s no reason to believe that they can’t go to the Superdome and compete.