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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
5 months ago

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

toofamiliar17
5 months 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
5 months 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 5 months ago by Dave
toofamiliar17
Reply to  Dave
5 months ago

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

Dave
Reply to  toofamiliar17
5 months 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
5 months 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 5 months ago by Dave
toofamiliar17
Reply to  Dave
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago

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

toofamiliar17
Reply to  fredster
5 months ago

No, half wins eliminate push bets. If you take under 9 wins, then the team can only win up to 8 games for you to win. If you take under 9.5, then 9 is a winner.

Buc76
5 months ago

Ghost is right. We play the Rams not the Chargers. You have to get your articles factually correct. There is no excuse for mistaking those 2 teams. Step up your game Cook!

Michael76
5 months ago

Yep, our win totals looks low… but equally as bad is the Cowboys win total of 9.5 wins

Find 8
Home: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Football Team, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders.
Away: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Football Team, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Especially with the other teams from NC-East each having 7or 8 wins

They’d be lucky to have 2 wins on the road (out of 9 road games)

toofamiliar17
Reply to  Michael76
5 months ago

They definitely got 8 winnable games on paper. Looking at it on paper, they could sweep the East outside of a road game with WAS. ATL, CAR, ARI (only won 8 games last year, after all), Broncos, and Raiders are all winnable too. But plenty of those are losable, too. And like you said, their road slate is BRUTAL outside of their division. I’m with you – 9.5 wins looks quite high. Vegas always takes advantage of the most popular teams in any league, regularly setting totals and spread knowing that there is a large, irrational group of people who’s… Read more »

toofamiliar17
5 months ago

Chiefs O12
Bucs O11.5
49ers U10
Cowboys U9.5
Giants U7
Bengals O6.5

Those are the ones I feel the best about right now. My favorites in that group are the Bucs and Giants bets.

Michael76
Reply to  toofamiliar17
5 months ago

Overall Talent wise, the giants have issues…. but like the dolphins, they played hard every game… and managed to keep games tight. Jones didn’t have his RB, and couldn’t carry the offence last year. There might be enough scoring (with a legit WR1 and a good RB) to win more than last year.

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