2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Preview
Spirits are high around the Tampa Bay football team and why wouldn’t they be. They just won their first Super Bowl in 18 years and have the same group of players this year as they did last year to try and repeat as champions. It turns out that quarterback Tom Brady might be Jesus reincarnated because everywhere he goes, winning follows.
Brady wasn’t alone for the Super Bowl run as he brought his pals TE Rob Gronkowski and WR Antonio Brown down to Tampa to join an already elite group of receiving talent. They joined a squad that already had one of the best wide receiver duos in the league in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin who were both backed up by other solid players like WR Scottie Miller, RB Ronald Jones Jr., and TE Cameron Brate.
The Buccaneers had a high-flying offense grounded by one of the best offensive lines in the league, but their elite defense also gets criminally underrated. Besides after the Super Bowl, no one was talking about how guys like Devin White, Lavonte David, Ndamukong Suh, Vita Vea, Sean Murphy-Bunting, Shaq Barrett, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Antoine Winfield were smashing people in the face and locking people down. Every starter from their championship team is returning this season, so expect to see Tampa Bay in the Super Bowl this season.
2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Stats
- Points For: 501
- Points Against: 368
- Passing Yards Per Game: 289.1
- Rushing Yards Per Game: 94.9
- Passing Yards Allowed Per Game: 327.1
- Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game: 80.6
Key Offseason Transactions
There weren’t really any key offseason additions that needed to be added to this championship roster. All of the starters were either under contract or got resigned like WR Chris Godwin and DE Shaq Barrett. Tampa Bay also didn’t need any more players, they have all of the good ones at every position.
In the draft, they thought more into the future and drafted players for potential future needs like picking QB Kyle Trask and a couple of offensive linemen. All of the big playmakers you saw in the Super Bowl are back, so get ready for a long season of seeing their highlights again this season.
2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Stats
- Record: 15-5
- MOV: 9.4
- ATS: 12-8
- ATS +/-: +5.5
- Over/Under: 11-9
- Total +/-: +9
2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Outlook
The Buccaneers are one of the best teams in the NFL and they are rightfully favored in most of the games they play. The teams in their division got weaker or stayed relatively the same, so they should no problem winning the NFC East.
Vegas also predicts a strong season from the Buccaneers as they have some of the best odds in the league to make it to the playoffs, win the NFC championship, and win the Super Bowl. Tampa also has an MVP candidate in Tom Brady and some DPOY caliber players in Devin White and Shaq Barrett.
Being as talented as Tampa Bay means that not every player will get the recognition they deserve, but in the end, football is a team sport and the odds reflect that they are one of the best teams in the NFL.
2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl Odds
The Buccaneers have the second-best odds in the NFL to win the Super Bowl at +650 odds, or 13/2. They are right behind the team they beat in the previous Super Bowl in the Kansas City Chiefs and that makes sense as Kansas City is out for revenge this season.
Kansas City felt embarrassed after that loss and didn’t lose much in the offseason, so we could see a rematch of Super Bowl LV and you should expect a much better game. So long as Tampa Bay doesn’t get any injuries to their starters, they should be back in the championship game with a really good shot at winning it.
2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Playoff Odds
Everyone expects the Buccaneers to make the playoffs again this season, so the heavy -560 odds that they do make the playoffs makes sense. The odds that they don’t make the playoffs stand at +400 odds and that isn’t going to happen. The division that they play in got easier as the only real threat to their NFC East crown, the Saints, lost their franchise quarterback and are scrambling at quarterback.
The Falcons also lost the face of the franchise WR Julio Jones, but Carolina did add QB Sam Darnold, who should offer more production than Teddy Bridgewater. The NFC East is not up for grabs for the 2021 season as the Buccaneers are the most talented team in the division and definitely have a stranglehold over all the other teams.
2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win Total Odds
Much like their Super Bowl odds, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the second-highest win total in the NFL at 11.5 wins. Again like their Super Bowl odds, they are behind the Kansas City Chiefs who have a ridiculously high 12 wins. The odds that the Buccaneers reach under 11.5 is +110 while the over sits at -134. We have talked about how good Tampa Bay looks on paper, but I’m not sure if they can reach 12 wins.
The Super Bowl hangover is a real thing and every team is going to give them their best game. and they play some good teams. Next season, the Buccaneers have to play the Saints twice as well as the Rams, Dolphins, Patriots, Bears, Washington Football Team, Colts, Bills, and Giants. None of those games are easy, even with a loaded team like Tampa, and so it might be tough to find 12 wins even in an expanded 17 game schedule.
2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Player Futures Odds
So now let’s talk about some of the players in Tampa Bay who are getting some shine in the national spotlight. Tom Brady is the head of the Buccaneers offense and he has 16-1 odds, which is the 6th best in the league. He is behind other great quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Josh Allen, Kyler Murray, Lamar Jackson, and Matthew Stafford.
Brady has won 3 other MVPs in his career, so it is unlikely that he will win another before some of these other players win their first. The Buccaneers did not get a high draft pick as a result of winning the Super Bowl, so there are not many ROY players on their roster. They do have some great defensive players like DE Shaq Barrett who has odds to win the DPOY award, which is 10th best in the league.