The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their second franchise Super Bowl on the back of Tom Brady and their outstanding defense. Brady, who joined the team in the offseason, did exactly what he came to town to do and secured his seventh career Super Bowl victory (most all time) while also burying the notion that he is a product of the Bill Belichick system. Tampa then signed him to a four-year extension following the successes of Year 1 with the team. Todd Bowles orchestrated one of the best defensive performances in Super Bowl history and kept the explosive Kansas City Chiefs offense out of the end zone entirely.
Early in the offseason, it looked like Tampa might be losing a chunk of their Super Bowl roster to free agency. The power of Brady and the promise of another championship run brought most of the crew back, namely Shaquil Barrett and Lavonte David. Other role players like Rob Gronkowski and Leonard Fournette decided to take a crack at yet another Super Bowl and returned on team-friendly deals. The Bucs became the first defending champion to return all of their starters in the following season.
Now that the NFL world knows what the Bucs are capable of, they can be expected to be Super Bowl betting favorites for a majority of the coming year.
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Buccaneers prop bets
Prop bets are based on individual performance, typically surrounding players. Tom Brady’s first year with the Buccaneers drew plenty of attention, especially when it came to prop betting. For example, Brady’s projected passing total in the Bucs’ Week 14 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings was 265.5 yards. He amassed 196 yards in the win, giving those who bet under his passing total a win.
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Buccaneers futures odds
Futures are long-term bets that can range from an offseason to a full season (or beyond). Team win totals, award winners, and player performance are common futures. For example:
2020 Odds to win NFL DROY
- Chase Young -110
- Patrick Queen +450
- Kenneth Murray +1000
- Jaylon Johnson +1500
This line for the Defensive Rookie of the Year would often be bet before the season starts. Futures allow for bettors to capitalize on players they think are favorites to win awards long before the odds shift away from their favor. For example, Queen opened with odds of +900 to win the DROY award after the NFL Draft; his odds will shift as the season develops based on his performance for the Ravens defense.
Buccaneers Super Bowl LVI odds
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened at +900 to win Super Bowl LVI after winning Super Bowl LV. Those odds are tied for second in the NFL and first in the NFC (Packers).
Buccaneers NFC South odds
While the Buccaneers came up short in the 2020 NFC South race, they are expected to be the favorite to take the 2021 NFC South.
Buccaneers win totals
11.5 wins (-110 over)/(-110 under)
The defending champions became the first team to return their full starting roster coming off a Super Bowl victory. As long as Tampa Bay has Tom Brady, they’re going to win football games. The team has become cohesive and they’re dangerous.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2021 schedule and betting odds
Check back for the complete Buccaneers 2021 schedule along with the opening spreads for every game.
How to bet on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:
- Bucs -145
- Patriots +190
The Buccaneers are considered heavy favorites in this matchup (indicated by -145), requiring a $145 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). The Patriots are the underdog in this matchup, paying out $290 total for a $100 bet ($190 in winnings). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.
Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:
- Bucs -2.5 (-110)
- Ravens +2.5 (-110)
In this example, Tampa Bay is favored by 2.5 points, indicated by “-2.5.” If the Bucs win the game 31-27, the Bucs (-2.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Ravens keep the game within three and lose 33-31 the Ravens (+2.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.
Point total (over/under)
The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, the Buccaneers’ Week 8 matchup with the New York Giants had a projected point total of 49.5 points. Tampa Bay won the game 25-23, resulting in 48 combined points. Those that bet under the point total would have cashed out.
The Buccaneers fielded one of the most lethal scoring offenses in the NFL coupled with one of the league’s best defenses. Once the offense found their stride (32.9 points per game after Week 5), Tampa Bay’s games garnered higher than league average over/unders, typically between 49 and 54 points. However, that mark was highly dependent on the opposing offense and its scoring capability.
Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Bucs (-225) were heavily favored against the Panthers (+190) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Bucs to win would win just $4.44.
However, say the Bucs fell to a big 17-3 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Panthers, who may be a -110 favorite at halftime. Taking the Bucs to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take Tampa Bay (+130) at halftime and the Bucs pull off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $4.44 (plus the initial $10 bet).
This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Panthers (+190) in that game, but Tampa Bay jumps out to a 17-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on Tampa Bay (-270) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.
You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.
Buccaneers 2020 recap
Record ATS: 9-7
Over/under record: 9-7
It’s hard to analyze any metrics of the Buccaneers besides their Super Bowl win. Outside of a four-game stretch between Weeks 9 and 12 where Tampa went 1-3, Tom Brady’s squad pulled in a 14-2 record. The offense caught fire after Week 4, where they averaged almost 33 points per game (including four games of 40+ points). The Bucs were swept in the regular season by the Saints– marking Brady’s first time being swept in his career– but redeemed themselves by defeating New Orleans in the NFC Championship Game.
Buccaneers 2021 offseason moves
Key re-signings: QB Tom Brady (four years), LB Lavonte David (four year, $72 million), WR Chris Godwin (franchise tag), LB Shaquil Barrett (four years, $72 million), TE Rob Gronkowski (one year, $10 million)
Key free agent losses: G Joe Haeg (to Steelers)
Key free agent signings:
Draft pick position needs: DL, WR, OL, EDGE, RB