It was back in 2002, after a healthy 48-21 win over the Oakland Raiders, that Tampa Bay last tasted Super Bowl glory. Then a certain QB by the name of Tom Brady came along and shook things up.
It would be fair to say that prior to Brady’s arrival things weren’t all that glorious at the Raymond James Stadium. In eight of the previous nine seasons Tampa Bay had experienced losing records and as such a Super Bowl triumph was still a tall order, even if you do take into account the impact a legend came to make.
Now, when it comes to Tampa Bay Buccaneers betting odds for the upcoming season, then it’s worth noting you can get a very healthy (+650) on a repeat Super Bowl success, which may be worth taking a wager on. There’s a number of other great bets to be had and here are a handful of interesting ones to consider for 2021.
Win Total 11.5 (-145)
There’s every chance that the Bucs pull off another great regular season run of form and the spread being at 11.5 is a fair one.
Their season starts with relatively easy match-ups with Dallas and Atlanta and all in all the fixture list is well structured in their favor.
Win the NFC (+325)
If backing Tampa Bay for another Super Bowl is a little too big a bet for you to place then a handy alternative is backing them for the NFC title. Contrary to early news reports and rumor mongering, Bruce Arians has retained the nucleus of the side that romped it last year, so this is a strong option.
Tom Brady to Win NFL MVP 2021-22 (+1600)
Pretty much any chance to back Brady to do something astounding is worth chasing and these odds make that chase all the more palatable. Clearly the 43-year-old is no stranger to winning this award having bagged it in 2007, 2010, and 2017, so why not?
He’s currently sixth favorite in the chase and the odds are long enough for this bet to be well worth taking the risk.
Promising Season Ahead
Coach Bruce Arians had expected Tom Brady to take around 8-10 games to get into the swing of things at Tampa Bay and that proved about right given the great run of form displayed by the veteran over the last weeks of regular season and postseason successes.
That eight-game winning streak resulted in the Super Bowl success over Kansas City and don’t be surprised if that match-up is repeated again.
This time around he is another year older and wiser and in theory there’s no reason he can’t lead the team to more success. The retention of the likes of their other star performers as well as the capture of talents like outside linebacker Joe Tryon and experienced running back Giovani Bernard should fill Tampa Bay with a great deal of optimism for the coming season.