Sportsbook Way Down On Bucs

March 28th, 2023

It might be way early to set the season-win totals for NFL teams. Hell, the Final Four hasn’t been played yet.

But what does Joe know? Joe doesn’t own a sportsbook.

The outfit DraftKings came out with their NFL season-win totals. And Nick Underhill, who covers the slimy Saints for New Orleans Football, brings word that DraftKings is way down on the Bucs.

How down? DraftKings has the Bucs returning to Buccaneers Cove (last place in the NFC South), placing the season win total over-under at 6.5.

At the heart of this, Joe believes, is that the DraftKings crowd is not a believer in Bucs quarterback Baker Mayfield competition at quarterback.

If the Bucs have a second-straight losing season under Bucs coach Todd Bowles, Joe has to wonder how much of a mulligan Bowles gets for winning the division without his own coaches last season.

32 Responses to “Sportsbook Way Down On Bucs”

  1. sasquatch Says:

    Whoop dee doo!

  2. Buc king Says:

    Casino own football so can’t be to far off

  3. PA Buc Fan Says:

    This has nothing to do with Baker. It’s them knowing how awful our head coach is and how little they believe in him to win with any qb considering he gave the GOAT his only losing season in a 23 year career. On top of the guy hasnt don’t squat in his years elsewhere as a head coach. He has no emotion and gives us Bucs fans little to no hope! How he was awarded the job was just assanine by this franchise. I just pray this is the last season we have to see him stand there looking confused game after game. The dude was never seen talking with Brady ever last season or in the previous 2. That says a lot to me. When has Brady never had conversations with his head coach coming off the field. Sorry to be a downer but this guy gives Tampa no shot whatsoever at winning and will be his final head coaching position at this level. Guarenteed!!!

  4. FortMyersDave Says:

    I do not think any team in the NFC South should be over 7.5. Saints and over is a suckers bet.

  5. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    It’s not Mayfield its Bowles.
    Every year that Bowles has been a HC has been an epic fail.
    50 year old men usually don’t spontaneously fundamentally change.
    Bowles is who we thought he was: A good DC and a poor HC.

    Lazy move by Glazers signing off on the Arians succession plan

  6. FortMyersDave Says:

    Buc King, they missed the mark on the Bucs last year by a fair margin, they are just predicting where saps will waste their coin. That is why the big market teams have inflated numbers on occasion for the actual point spreads and over/under totals.

  7. Rod Munch Says:


    I’ll take the under.

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    Just looking back to last year, and the number was 11.5, and I ran to take the under. Mainly because they had a really tough predicted schedule. I didn’t think the falloff in coaching would hit so hard and so fast, I thought they’d just coast for a year before they really noticed Arians wasn’t there anymore.

    Also the Bucs were the NFC’s favorite to win the SB. Some books even had the Bucs as the SB favorite, but generally they were third overall in the NFL.

    Now, a year later, they’re picked to finish in last place in the NFC South.

    Great job Todd.

  9. Nicholas Carlson Says:

    I think Bowles has a really bad reputation as a head coach and that’s a huge part of this. Honestly I’m very skeptical of him, but I would love to be proven wrong! (And I would win some money too)

  10. sasquatch Says:

    Who gives a funk?

  11. Tye Says:

    I agree, it is NOT the qb position BUT rather having the ultimate deterrent for winning… One of The worst HC Todd Bowels…

    A HC that blocked a successful team W/Tom Brady from continuing to win!

  12. R0n@Tampa Says:

    Top NFC teams
    Bucs — 12.5
    49ers — 11.5
    Eagles — 10.5
    Saints — 9.5
    Cowboys — 9.5
    Lions — 9.5

  13. captivajim Says:

    6.5 will be a real stretch ……

  14. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Since I don’t gamble (other than buying the occasional lottery ticket) I could care what odds Vegas is putting out at this point of the year. Last year they bought into the over-hype in one direction. This year they bought into the hype in the opposite direction. I just can’t take it seriously. It does not tell me anything about what to expect for how the upcoming season will actually turn out.

    Go Bucs!

  15. Mike C Says:

    How many wins did the book have the Bucs getting last year?

  16. HC Grover Says:

    The Bowles Curse

  17. HC Grover Says:

    This season will be a shambles. Trying to have a combo HC & DC at the same time is a flawed idea. Bowles is not up to double duty. I don’t think any other teams are trying to do it. I doubt it will work.

  18. Voice of Truth Says:

    What do Bucs fans already know?

    This is a six win team max – take the under

    Bowles blows

  19. Goatfarmer Says:

    The only duty for Bloweszo is in a circus. And if, like most rational fans expect, Bloweszo registers his 5th losing season in a row as head coich, it will be his last in football. As has also been pointed out, against competent offenses and even some vaguely mediocre ones last season, Bloweszo’s defense gave up,more than 31ppg. So his “defensive genius” thing is obsolete.

    I’m surprised the win total isn’t 3.5

  20. Allbuccedup Says:

    Surprised its that high!

  21. Thomas Edrington Says:

    Books know: Todd Bowles head-coaching record says who he is

  22. Goatfarmer Says:

    Bloweszo got rid of the easy scapegoat, ByMron, but kept Keith Armweak, and proved exhaustively how he has a demotivating effect on his team at game time. Now he has his QB stable so he doesn’t have to put all his chips in with Mike Glennon Jr.

    He has an OC reputed to be a run game guru (even though he was QB coach and passing game coordinator, but, yeah, ok). Bloweszo likes to run because….I dunno you score fewer points that way.

    He has LVD and Dean back. He says the roster has a bunch of great players.

    Bloweszo is so out of excuses. Better invest now in a car dealership franchise, Toad.

  23. Destinjohnny Says:

    Well maybe we can change that if we can find
    3 offensive lineman, a pass rusher a corner and saftey in the draft

  24. Destinjohnny Says:

    It’s not because of coaching Efax is putting the over and under there

  25. Destinjohnny Says:


  26. ScottyMack Says:

    FortMyersDave said “I do not think any team in the NFC South should be over 7.5. Saints and over is a suckers bet.”

    Well, don’t forget that all teams in the NFC South play each other 6 times, so if one team is better than the other three, that’s potentially 6 wins right there.

    The rest of the common schedule for those 4 teams includes playing the Bears, Vikings, Lions, Packers, Titans, Colts, Jaguars and Texans.

    That’s a pretty easy schedule, so I’m not sure if it is a stretch to say that it is all that hard to win 8 or more games by any team in the Bucs division.

  27. BucU Says:

    What galls me about Todd Bowles is the fact that HIS teams play with no passion whatsoever. How many games last season did we see this team come out flat and uninspired? Virtually every game played. That’s a deadly sin in football.
    There’s many other things u can point out about his failings as a HC but this lethargy his teams play with is straight up unacceptable. And to continue his duties as both HC and DC is a terrible decision. And people wonder why alot of us aren’t so excited about the new season coming up.

  28. FortMyersDave Says:

    Sure ScottyMack, it is likely that one team will win 8 or 9 games in division but which one do you gamble on? All 4 teams have glaring deficiencies. Vegas pumped the Saints up to 9.5 because a lot of fools think Carr can carry them over the finish line but remember that Dennis Allen is about as bad as Bowels as far as clock management, he let Bowels sweep his team last year. The ATL and Carolina also have a lot of holes and who will be their qb. If/when the Carolina QB flames out that franchise could become Jets south. We all can make reasonable arguments why the Bucs will lose 11+, heck Bowels probably is worth 2 or 3 additional losses compared to a normal coaching staff. So Scotty, you are right, 9-8 is very likely but you cannot make coin betting on 3 teams to find the one which will make that mark but you could make money by betting the under across the board if 3 teams flame out of the 4. Two and two is an acceptable loss of your vig.

  29. Jimbo Says:

    As Jason leitch Loving Joe-Joes will tell you, the odds are BETTING ODDS. the goal is to get 1/2 of the people to bet one way and 1/2 to bet the other way. They want a 50% rate so they don’t lose money. However, the NFC south totals do seem about right. They nailed it.

  30. mark2001 Says:

    Tried to tell you it kind of looked that way. But then, there is a lot of ground to travel even before the season starts.

  31. Just Leave Trask Alone Says:

    Seems about right if not a bit generous

  32. Just Leave Trask Alone Says:

    Bet the under