Buccaneers-Saints Predictions and Expert Picks for NFL Week 1 Game

Max Staley
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints predictions.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints predictions. / Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

The most anticipated matchup of Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season is undoubtedly the meeting between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints.

With these two heavyweights set to duke it out on Sunday, here's how the experts are predicting this game to play out.

Buccaneers vs Saints Picks Week 1

CBS Sports picks are from their panel of experts, numberFire picks are from their NFL game projections, Sporting News picks are from Vinnie Iyer, and betting favorites are from FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 1 NFL odds.

CBS Sports: Saints (5), Buccaneers (1)
numberFire: Saints
Sporting News: Saints
Betting Favorite: Saints

Against the Spread:
CBS Sports: Saints (3), Buccaneers (3)
Sporting News: Saints

The majority of the experts are taking the Saints to win outright, but there's much less of a consensus when it comes to the spread. This is shaping up to be one of the best games of the week.

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