Bucs Are A Decent Cheap Bet

June 30th, 2009

Joe has said before he’s not much of a gambler, outside of a few friendly wagers and NCAA basketball tournament pools. Joe has nothing against wagering and it just stuns him that there isn’t a sportsbook or casino in each county in Florida, if not Internet gambling.

As a result, Las Vegas has no allure to Joe. But if Joe would happen to have a layover there, Joe would place a buck or two on the following bets.

Seems as if some site called “TheSpread.com” has odds on the Bucs winning the NFC South, winning the NFC title, and winning the Super Bowl.

Tampa is a hard team to figure out with so much turnover, but they do have talent on both sides of the ball. The problem is that Freeman and Leftwich have huge question marks surrounding them and the team lost long-time defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, whose schemes were always among the best in the league. The Bucs also play in one of the league’s toughest divisions, as the Panthers, Falcons and Saints are all expected to be competitive once again this season. Essentially, Tampa Bay could be a sleeper team this season after finishing 9-7 last year, but again, this team has a ton of question marks.

Odds to win Super Bowl XLIV

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 50/1

Odds to win the NFC 2009-2010

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25/1

Odds to win the NFC South 2009-2010

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5/1

Joe doesn’t seem any harm in putting a couple of George Washingtons on the Bucs.  After all, Joe does drop a buck or two each week on the Florida Scam, eeerrr, Lottery.

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