The Tampa Bay Buccaneers clinched the NFC South in Week 17, but still had their starters on the field for most of the first half at Atlanta in Week 18. Ultimately the Bucs made it through the game unscathed and will get plenty of time to rest up ahead of a Monday night home showdown vs. the Cowboys. Below, you can find Tampa Bay Buccaneers odds for the NFL playoffs. Included is a weekly outlook, odds for every game this season, futures, and more.
Cowboys at Buccaneers Odds: Spread, Total, And Moneyline
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened at +3 hosting the Cowboys and are currently . While Tampa Bay had an uninspiring regular season, it’s still a little odd to see Tom Brady as a home underdog in the playoffs. Early juice is on Tampa Bay +3, and it would be highly surprising to see the full field goal available on the Bucs for much longer. The Buccaneers and Cowboys opened the NFL season in Dallas, and Tampa Bay walked out with a 19-3 win.
The total on this matchup opened at 44.5 and currently sits at points. Tampa Bay was 11-7 to the under this season but finished with four of their final five games going over the total. Meanwhile, the Cowboys were 9-8 to the over during the regular season.
The Buccaneers opened as +120 underdogs on the moneyline, while the Cowboys were favored at -140 as of Monday morning.
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The Bucs are finalizing a deal with former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday.
Mayfield, 27, will sign a one-year, $8.5 million deal, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. In 72 career games (69 starts), Mayfield has completed 61.4% of his passes, throwing for 16,288 yards, 102 TDs, and 64 picks, rushing for 660 yards and six scores. The Buccaneers need a new quarterback after Tom Brady’s departure, and Mayfield will likely compete with Kyle Trask for the starting job.
Buccaneers inactives for Wild Card Monday against the Cowboys:
QB Kyle Trask
TE Kyle Rudolph
WR Breshad Perriman
G Nick Leverett
S Keanu Neal
Notable Mike Evans props for the Buccaneers-Cowboys NFC Wild Card:
65.5 receiving yards (Over -115/Under -115)
4.5 receptions (Over -138/Under +104)
Longest reception 23.5 yards (Over -115/Under -115)
Anytime TD (+200)
Evans had his best game of the season when it mattered most, catching ten passes for 207 yards and three touchdowns in Week 17, all season-highs. He will look to ride that momentum into a matchup with the Cowboys’ secondary, which ranks third against the pass according to DVOA. As a deep threat receiver, Evans operates best when Tom Brady has time to throw, and that may not be the case on Monday night. Dallas has the league’s second best pass rush, led by Defensive Player of the Year candidate, Micah Parsons. Evans caught seven passes for 71 yards in their only matchup this year, on opening night in Week 1.
Notable Tom Brady props for Wild Card Weekend against the Cowboys:
273.5 passing yards (Over -115/Under -115)
1.5 passing touchdowns (Over -139/Under +105)
27.5 completions (Over -130/Under -102)
Longest completion 35.5 yards (Over -114/Under -114)
0.5 interceptions (Over -120/Under -114)
Anytime TD (+1500)
Brady will face a Cowboys defense that ranks third against the pass according to DVOA, and holds opponents to the fifth fewest points per play in the NFL. Dallas, led by Micah Parsons, has one of the best pass rushes in the NFL, and Tampa Bay is banged up on their offensive line. That matchup could prove to be make or break for the Buccaneers on Monday night. Brady’s average time to throw this season was 6.3 seconds, second lowest in the NFL to only Arizona.
The Buccaneers are a 2.5 point underdog against Dallas prior to their Wild Card game on Monday Night Football. The Cowboys are one of just two road favorites this weekend, with Jacksonville being the other against the Chargers. These two teams met in Week 1, with the Bucs opening their season with a 19-3 win. Dak Prescott has thrown at least one interception in seven straight games, and Tampa Bay will have to capitalize on some mistakes in order to upset the Cowboys. On the other side, Tom Brady has never lost to the Cowboys, with a career 7-0 record against Dallas.
The Over/Under is 45.5. The under has hit in six of the last seven matchups between Dallas and Tampa Bay. However, four of the last five Bucs games in the regular season went over the projected point total, while five of the last seven Cowboys games hit the over as well.
Bucs inactives for Week 18 against the Falcons:
WR Julio Jones
DL Vita Vea
CB Carlton Davis
S Mike Edwards
OLB Carl Nassib
S Logan Ryan
T Donovan Smith
Buccaneers Week 17 inactives:
TE Cameron Brate
WR Breshad Perriman
QB Kyle Trask
CB Carlton Davis
OLB Carl Nassib
Notable Leonard Fournette props on BetMGM for Week 17 against Carolina:
42.5 rushing yards (Over -110/Under -120)
26.5 receiving yards (Over -120/Under -115)
4.5 receptions (Over +120/Under -160)
Anytime TD (+130)
Fournette’s usage this season has been curious, to say the least. While he has been battling injuries, the Bucs haven’t been afraid to use him in the passing game no matter who they are facing. He got 20 carries last week, but that followed three straight games of 10 or less carries. Fournette’s average rush of 3.6 yards would be the lowest of his career over a full season, which explains why Rachaad White has picked up some of the work in Tampa Bay’s run game. Despite an up and down year for Fournette, he is already well over 1000 total yards, and is on track to set a career-best for receiving yards in a single season. Carolina has been surprisingly strong defending the run in recent weeks, and Fournette had one of the worst games of his career in their last matchup, rushing for just 19 yards on eight carries back in Week 7.
Notable Tom Brady props for Week 17 against the Panthers:
281.5 passing yards (Over -115/Under -115)
1.5 passing touchdowns (Over -135/Under +100)
27.5 completions (Over -130/Under +100)
Longest completion 35.5 yards (Over -110/Under -120)
0.5 interceptions (Over +100/Under -130)
Despite what many people consider a down year, Brady still ranks among the top five in passing yards, throwing for 240 or more yards in 13 straight games. Brady also owns the longest active games started streak in the NFL, dating back to his time in New England. Turnovers have become an issue in recent weeks, with Brady throwing seven interceptions over his last four games. Those have come against tough defenses like San Francisco and Cincinnati, so this week should be a bit of a reprieve for Brady. However, arguably his worst game of the season came against Carolina in Week 7, with the Bucs scoring a season-low three points. The Panthers defense ranks in the bottom five of overall pass defense and third down defense.
The Buccaneers are a three point favorite heading into their pivotal NFC South matchup with the Panthers. Tampa Bay will win their division if they can beat Carolina on Sunday. The Bucs are coming off a Christmas night overtime win at Arizona, despite two more interceptions from Tom Brady. He has been picked off six times over the last three games. Carolina’s defense gave Brady some serious trouble in their first matchup this season, with Brady posting a 20 QBR and Tampa Bay scoring just three points. The Bucs have by far the worst against the spread record in the NFL, at 3-11-1.
Bucs games have also gone under at the highest rate in the NFL, at 73.3 percent, or 11 of their 15 games. Carolina’s offense has been scoring much more efficiently since naming Sam Darnold their starting quarterback in Week 14. The Panthers have scored 23 or more points in three of their last four games.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2023 schedule and betting odds
|Week||Date||Opponent||Kickoff Time||Opening Odds||Closing Line||Final Score|
|Week 1||Sunday, Sept. 11||at Dallas Cowboys||8:20 p.m. ET||-2.5||-2.5||Buccaneers 19, Cowboys 3|
|Week 2||Sunday, Sept. 18||at New Orleans Saints||1 p.m. ET||-3.5||-2.5||Buccaneers 20, Saints 10|
|Week 3||Sunday, Sept. 25||vs. Green Bay Packers||4:25 p.m. ET||-3.5||-1||Packers 14, Buccaneers 12|
|Week 4||Sunday, Oct. 2||vs. Kansas City Chiefs||8:20 p.m. ET||-2.5||-2||Chiefs 41, Buccaneers 31|
|Week 5||Sunday, Oct. 9||vs. Atlanta Falcons||1 p.m. ET||-10.5||-10||Buccaneers 21, Falcons 15|
|Week 6||Sunday, Oct. 16||at Pittsburgh Steelers||1 p.m. ET||-3.5||-9.5||Steelers 20, Buccaneers 18|
|Week 7||Sunday, Oct. 23||at Carolina Panthers||1 p.m. ET||-5||-13||Panthers 21, Buccaneers 3|
|Week 8||Thursday, Oct. 27||vs. Baltimore Ravens||8:15 p.m. ET||-3.5||-2||Ravens 27, Buccaneers 22|
|Week 9||Sunday, Nov. 6||vs. Los Angeles Rams||4:25 p.m. ET||-1.5||-3||Buccaneers 16, Rams 13|
|Week 10||Sunday, Nov. 13||vs. Seattle Seahawks (in Munich)||9:30 a.m. ET||-9.5||-2.5||Buccaneers 21, Seahawks 16|
|Week 11||Sunday, Nov. 20||BYE||BYE|
|Week 12||Sunday, Nov. 27||at Cleveland Browns||1 p.m. ET||OTB||-3||Browns 23, Buccaneers 17|
|Week 13||Monday, Dec. 5||vs. New Orleans Saints||8:15 p.m. ET||-6.5||-3.5||Buccaneers 17, Saints 16|
|Week 14||Sunday, Dec. 11||at San Francisco 49ers||4:25 p.m. ET||PK||+3.5||49ers 35, Buccaneers 7|
|Week 15||Sunday, Dec. 18||vs. Cincinnati Bengals||4:25 p.m. ET||-3||Bengals 34, Buccaneers 23|
|Week 16||Sunday, Dec. 25||at Arizona Cardinals||8:20 p.m. ET||-2.5||Buccaneers 19, Cardinals 16|
|Week 17||Sunday, Jan. 1||vs. Carolina Panthers||1 p.m. ET||-9||Buccaneers 30, Panthers 24|
|Week 18||Sunday, Jan. 8||at Atlanta Falcons||1 p.m. ET||-7.5||Falcons 30, Buccaneers 17|
Buccaneers 2022 offseason moves
Key signings: CB Logan Ryan, SAF Keanu Neal, WR Russell Gage, WR Julio Jones, TE Kyle Rudolph
Re-signings: WR Chris Godwin (franchise tag), C Ryan Jensen, CB Carlton Davis, RB Leonard Fournette
Trades: OL Shaq Mason
Key losses: OG Ali Marpet (retired), SAF Jordan Whitehead, OG Alex Kappa, RB Ronald Jones II, TE OJ Howard
Key draft picks: EDGE Logan Hall, OT Luke Goedeke, RB Rachaad White
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.
In-play and live betting
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.
Parlays and teasers
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.
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.
Buccaneers 2021 recap
Record: 12-5, First in NFC South. Lost in Divisional Round to Rams.
Record ATS: 9-8
Over/under record: 9-8
A bizarre NFC Divisional Game nearly became the latest, greatest comeback in the illustrious career of Tom Brady. However, the Bucs were sent home and his future is once again in question. Tampa grappled with injuries all season long, including to Chris Godwin and multiple defensive starters. Their final game of the season was the first that all 11 defensive starters played together, and the offense couldn’t get going without Godwin. He’s due to be a free agent this offseason, as are key players like Jason Pierre-Paul and Ryan Jensen.