Check out how do Tampa Bay Buccaneers stand according to bookies. How high is the margin on Win Totals and what to expect from them?
Don’t Expect a Super Bowl Hangover in Tampa
It took Tom Brady and Tampa Bay a little while to get going last year but once they found a rhythm they rode it all the way to a Super Bowl title. Ending the season with a championship made many forget about the second-place finish in the NFC South division. The second-place finish was the first time a Brady-led team failed to win a division crown since 2002 (Brady was injured in the first game of 2008 when New England finished 2nd in the AFC East).
Many outside of Tampa Bay did not expect the Bucs to be as good as they finished last year, but that won’t be the case this season.
According to BetUS, one of the top sportsbooks at Online Betting Sports, the Over/Under on wins this season for the Buccaneers is set at 11.5. Bettors taking the over have -165 while those wishing to take the under will have +135 odds.
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Bringing Back the Whole Gang
It’s not often that championship teams remain intact the following year. But that is exactly what happened in Tampa Bay. All 22 starters from last season’s Super Bowl title team are back this season. In fact, the last time a Super Bowl champion returned all 22 starters was the 1979 Steelers. That Steelers team defeated the Rams in the Super Bowl for back-to-back titles.
Happy Return “Home”?
There may not be a more watched game than the Bucs Week 4 matchup. The game will be Brady’s return to New England for the first time. How awkward will it be for Pats’ fans to see No. 12 on the visiting sidelines? But they most likely will see something more familiar and that is Brady picking up a win in Foxborough. There’s no such thing as a guarantee in the NFL, but Tom Brady winning this matchup will be the closest thing to a guarantee this season. No way Tom terrific loses this one, although Bill Belichick will do everything he can to prevent it from happening. Get your popcorn ready for this one!
Rest of the Schedule Outlook
Tampa Bay opens the regular season against the Dallas Cowboys in the Thursday night NFL season opener. According to Bovada, another one of the top sportsbooks at Online Betting Sports, the Bucs are 8-point favorites with -110 odds to cover the spread. Bettors wanting to take the safe play with the Bucs on the Moneyline will have to pony up $380 just to win $100 with -380 odds.
NFL Week 3 could be an NFC Championship matchup as Tampa Bay travels to the Los Angeles Rams.
Week 12 has the Bucs at Indianapolis and the other non-divisional marquee matchup comes in Week 15 against Buffalo at home.
There may not be a better backfield in the NFL than Leonard Fournette, Ronald Jones, and the newly acquired Giovani Bernard. The strong running game, as long as all three stay healthy and are happy with the workload, may make Brady and the passing game even more dangerous — if that is possible.
Lots of Talent and Depth
One of the reasons why Brady chose Tampa Bay was because of all the talent. There’s definitely no shortage of talent in the passing game for Brady. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown are as good as it gets as top options at wide receiver. But then the Bucs have depth at the position with Tyler Johnson, Scotty Miller, and fourth-round draft pick Jaelon Darden. Then there’s also Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate for options at tight end. Good luck stopping this offense!
Divisional Odds and More
According to BetOnline, Tampa is favored to win the NFC South with -225 odds, the NFC with +325 odds and have the second-best odds at winning the Super Bowl at +600. Kansas City is the odds-on favorite to win the SB at +500.
BetUS has Brady picked sixth in league MVP odds at +1200 and second to throw the most touchdowns at +500.
As mentioned in the beginning, there will be no Super Bowl hangover this season — except for the one after that happened after the celebration in February. Tampa Bay has a legit chance at running the table, but even the great ones stumble from time to time.
Final 2021-22 Record: 14-3, 1st in NFC South and No. 1 seed in NFC