Dubbed the largest Sports Book in America, WilliamHill.us released their win totals for the upcoming  NFL season and while the Bucs are high, they aren’t the team at the top.

The Bucs wins are set at 11.5 wins for the 2021 season, but the team they defeated last February, the Kansas City Chiefs, sit atop the projected totals with 12.

Last season the Bucs hovered around the nine-win mark according to an average of most oddsmakers, but clearly exceeded that with an 11 win regular season that ended up being 15 after capturing the franchise’s second Lombardi Trophy at home at Raymond James Stadium.

The Buccaneers will return all 22 starters from their Super Bowl-winning squad, and even several key backups. Tampa Bay also added former Bengals’ second-round pick Giovani Bernard this past week, giving them a quality third-down back and an outlet for quarterback Tom Brady who love to utilize a pass-catching back.

Tampa Bay will face their NFC South rivals Carolina, Atlanta, and New Orleans both home and away as usual. Their other home games will be against the Cowboys, Giants, Bills, Dolphins and Bears.

Road games will be against the Eagles, Patriots, Jets, Chargers, Colts and the Washington Football Team.

The NFL’s and Tampa Bay’s schedules haven’t been released yet and according to reports won’t be until sometime after the draft. However who the Bucs play is already known. The NFL voted for a 17th regular season game and that final contest will be the road game against the Colts.

With the Bucs success at returning all of their core players, and a draft still to come, 11 wins seems a little low, however picking the records for NFL teams before the draft and before teams even get together for training camps is just a crapshoot by oddsmakers. The total will adjust as people make bets shifting the money towards more or less wins.

 

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at mark@pewterreport.com
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JohnGaltsGhost
21 days ago

The Bucs don’t play at the Chargers, they are at the Rams.

toofamiliar17
21 days ago

I don’t love betting large amounts on win totals only because I don’t like tying up my betting money for that long. I might have to make an exception here though. 11.5 is LOW to my eyes. Especially with the extra game, idk, that feels like a gimme to me. I cleaned up on O/U bets last year. No big ones, but I went 5-0. SF under , MIA over 6.5, TB over 9.5, BAL under 11.5, and BUF over 8.5. I haven’t looked at all the totals yet, but it’s always fun to put at least a little on… Read more »

Dave
Reply to  toofamiliar17
21 days ago

Yeah last year I was mediocre. I think I went 7-4

WINS) Bills O9, Chiefs O11.5, Steelers O9, Titans O8.5, Saints O10.5, Cards O7, and Packers O9

LOSSES) Chargers O7.5, Bengals O5.5, Pats O9.5. Vikings O9

Last edited 21 days ago by Dave
toofamiliar17
Reply to  Dave
20 days ago

Nah, 7-4 is awesome. If you make money, sounds like you’re doin great to me!

Dave
Reply to  toofamiliar17
19 days ago

Yeah I mean I won money for sure. But not much because of the juice. The Bengals pick I think was like a -135/-140. And I waited on the Vikes to get down to 9, instead of 9.5. So the juice on that was even worse. I think it was like -140/-145. Either way though. It wasn’t a net negative, so I hear ya lol

Dave
21 days ago

My way too early 2021 win total prop bets:

Pats O9
Bengals O6.5
Titans O9.5
WFT O8 * (W/T best bet)
Vikings O8.5
Lions O5
Falcons O6.5
Seahawks O9.5

Last edited 21 days ago by Dave
toofamiliar17
Reply to  Dave
20 days ago

All overs, huh? Sheesh, lol. Good luck to you! I’m on that Bengals one, too. I also like the Seahawks and WFT lines, although I probably won’t bet them.

Dave
Reply to  toofamiliar17
19 days ago

Always! I’m an overs guy lol. I generally do really good with overs on the win totals. Here and there I’ll throw an under in there. Plus this is really early. I’ll know a lot more on my O/U’s after the draft

fredster
21 days ago

I’d bet closer to 12 or 13 wins for Bucs. The half wins are funny. Some kind computer generated program or somethin