Betting On The Bucs

May 27th, 2020

If you have yet to consult your local short-term investment broker about the NFL season, Vic Tafur of The Athletic has help for you.

And it includes the Bucs.

Tafur is looking at the season win totals for each NFL team and he has six teams he would easily lay cash on.

The rest of the NFL he picked apart team by team. And if you can find a short-term investment broker or an open sportsbook that has odds on the Bucs season-win total at 8.5 wins, go ahead and drop some cash on the Bucs.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers — over 8.5, -300

There is absolutely no value here, as everybody thinks Brady is going to bounce back with laid-back Bruce Arians after being freed from the apparent shackles that Belichick had on him. The defense is very good and the receivers are elite, so I will begrudgingly get in line with the public.

As Joe has written before and will write again (many times), the key with the Bucs this season will be keeping park-violating, home-invading upright.

If Brady can stay healthy and not beat up, the Bucs should be fine. And winning nine games should easily be within reach.

Per, the Bucs are listed with a season-win total at 9.5. Joe’s good friends at MGM Resorts have the Bucs listed at 10 wins.

Joe has no clue where Tafur is finding 8.5 wins line. It seems like a prop bet with the Bucs given the -300 odds.

12 Responses to “Betting On The Bucs”

  1. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    DC Lottery is launching a sports betting website…if it works out, we could see the same thing in all lottery states.

    I’m not a gambling man by nature, but that would be tempting. A state-backed sports betting method.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’ll admit, I always have hope before each season begins……but rarely anything more than hope…’s mistaken for optimism which is different…

    This year, the hope has turned to optimism……guarded but still there. As far as betting, not so much…..but I’d go with the over.

    And for those who think hope is a bad thing…..I’ll hope for your friends and family to stay healthy, since you don’t have it in you.

  3. Elita Vita Says:

    I’m totally “behind” my park violating, home invading, “butt pants splitting” hero Tom Brady.

  4. TheBradyBunch Says:

    They were a 9 win team last year if a kicker could have made a chip shot at the buzzer in one game and didn’t miss all three attempts in another. If this team goes 9-7 with 20 or fewer interceptions, the GOAT and Gronk coming on board, a stud right tackle added, and a young secondary that now has experience and added a safety in the second round that was graded as a first round value, this will be a huge failure. Eleven wins or more should be the expectation and Arians and Licht should be measured on that as a benchmark. 8.5 wins is ridiculous and will not be acceptable.

  5. TheBradyBunch Says:

    At least 20 fewer interceptions

  6. SOEbuc Says:

    All the previous Licht hater’s are already in deep time out, but let RoJo and Vaughn bust out to become an awesome one-two. RoJo with 1,000+ rushing and Vaughn 1,000+ all around.


    GO BUCS!!!

  7. Nick2 Says:

    I was in Vegas back on March 4th and put $20 down for the Bucs just to make the Superbowl not necessarily win it when all the Brady talk was just a fantasy. I had never made a sport bet and forgot to last time I was there. If they get there my payoff is $1,000. Now im kicking myself I didn’t put down $100!!!!!!!!!

  8. Joe Says:

    “butt pants splitting”

    Joe’s not even going there. But he thought about it. 🙂

  9. Joe Says:


    Was supposed to go out there same day. Then The Sickness hit and all hell was breaking loose. Joe had to cancel his trip. 🙁

  10. Chesapeake Bucco Says:

    Laid back coach BA? He may be a player’s coach, but he is just as intense as just about any coach in the NFL.

  11. Rod Munch Says:

    “The defense is very good”

    The defense ended the year with a few good games… the defense also ended the 2016 with a few good games as well.

    People are getting ahead of themselves talking about the defense as being good. This is the same defense that was on pace to be the worst defense in team history in the first half of the season.

    With that said, I think the defense will be OK — meaning it will be around average. Which is a HUGE boost from where they’ve spent most of the last decade. But good and OK are not the same thing.

  12. tailnreds Says:

    I put $100 down in March before Brady was announced. My payout will be a little over $3,500 if the Bucs win the SuperBowl. It’s gonna be a fun season.