Professional Gambler Leaning On Bucs

January 20th, 2022

If you believe guys who make a living betting on the NFL know more than BSPN talking heads like that fool Bart Scott, then Bucs fans should be very interested in the following.

David Baker (not the former director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame) makes a living in Vegas wagering on sports and the NFL. So a guy whose livelihood is based on wise short-term investments might have insight over a dude babbling nonsense that his producer behind the scenes wants him to say because it is more “interesting.”

Appearing on the podcast “Straight Fire” hosted by Joe’s good friend Jason McIntyre of FS1, Baker thinks the Bucs are the better team this Sunday in the divisional round matchup against the Rams.

“Obviously, it is very scary, there is a lot of weapons on the Rams’ team,” Baker said. “So i’m not going to be absolutely floored if the Rams pull this one out. But I think this is a good spot [for the Bucs.]

“We’ve got the team, the better quarterback. We have the more seasoned playoff team at home. I just trust the Bucs more. So I’m just going with the team I trust more. I do not trust this Rams team one bit.”

How good of a football gambler is Baker? Last season Baker won the Westgate SuperContest.

What Joe found from Baker was very interesting. He unveiled a little of his gambling philosophy when he confessed, “I’m not that much of an X’s and O’s guy.” So he makes a living wagering on sports (Joe’s going to assume a bunch on football) and he doesn’t dive in to X’s and O’s? Very interesting.

“Other than [playing] the Saints, the Bucs are pretty darn good this year,” Baker added.

Baker closed his comments on the Rams-Bucs game saying the Bucs will be “by far” his biggest wager of the weekend.

16 Responses to “Professional Gambler Leaning On Bucs”

  1. SufferingSince76 Says:

    I’m not a gambling man,so this comforts me not. I’m not sure it would comfort me if I was.

  2. BucsFanSince1976 Says:

    West coast underdogs traveling cross country over the last 5 seasons have only covered the number 34% of the time.
    Rams have one LESS day of rest. Bucs have the GOAT. Bucs are at HOME and HOME teams in the divisional round win 75% of the time.
    Tom Brady is 17-3 in HOME playoff games.
    If you want to make a case for wagering against the Bucs Sunday , you could do that , but all the numbers say doing so would be foolish.

  3. Swampbuc Says:

    To ensure a Bucs win, I need to place a big bet on the Rams. I always lose at sports betting, hence I don’t do it.

  4. HC Grover Says:

    This kine of info is what makes JBF fun to read.

  5. HC Grover Says:

    If the Bucs win by 3 and are favored by 3 then what happens to the bets?

  6. Joe Says:

    HC Grover:

    Thank you! 👍

  7. BA4President Says:

    Why can’t it be Sunday already?!?!

  8. DBS Says:

    Well at least it is not a Sunday Night game. That would be bad news for sure with this teams franchise history for any Night game.

  9. Lamarcus Says:

    Yea and then after he said that…he slid his money on the Rams

  10. Lamarcus Says:


    Then the bet is a push. The game would not count and you get your money back

  11. Richard Dickson Says:

    Just remember that oddsmakers set lines to encourage betting, not to tell you who they think will win.

  12. Duane Says:

    When you take emotion out of it, and both teams are considered equal in many ways, one team has a short week and has to travel across country to play the GOAT at his crib. Of course the smart money is on Brady- This guy likely bet heavily on TB12 over the past 20 years, and doesnt want to mess with the trend, I cant blame him.

  13. Sam Says:

    Tough match…Bucs can pull it off

  14. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    The dumbskee host on NFL in the evening and most of the loudmouths have ZERO clue on anything with the bucs how can they get paid to be “experts” and know spit. This chick basically said her secret threat is Cyril Grayson to score 2 tds, how the fudge is she the host of the NFL show at night?

  15. PSL Bob Says:

    The Bucs just have to play solid defense and we win. Fortunately, we’re fairly healthy on defense. Don’t push too hard, stay on your assignment, and tackle well. If we can do that, Brady will take care of the rest, with or without Tristan Wirfs.

  16. Man Child Says:

    I’m not surprised all the talk is on LA they have been anointing them all season. *Insert Dennis Green Gif