Despite making several notable additions to their roster prior to the 2017 regular season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took a huge step backwards last season. After winning nine games in 2016 and entering the 2017 campaign as one of the teams expected to improve even more, the Bucs floundered like a fish out of water in going 5-11 and never coming close to becoming the playoff team many thought they could become.
Now, with the 2018 regular season quickly approaching, NFL betting enthusiasts across the globe want to know what likely lies in store for the Bucs this coming season. If you’re looking to cash in on Tampa Bay’s regular season win total odds and you need a bit of assistance with figuring out just how many games the Buccaneers will win this coming season, then look no further. I’ve got you covered NFL betting enthusiasts!
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2018 NFL Win/Loss Odds Prediction
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- Tampa Bay Buccaneers Regular Season Win Total Odds – 7.5
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 10, at New Orleans Saints, 1:00 p.m. ET
The Saints have been pretty awful at home in the month of September, but that won’t matter in this Week 1 divisional matchup as Drew Brees and company roll over a Bucs team that ranked a pitiful 32nd against the pass a year ago. Loss. 0-1.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 16, vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. ET
The Bucs will be without starting quarterback Jameis Winston for the first three weeks of the season. It really wouldn’t matter though if he did make this start. Philly is too good. Loss. 0-2.
Week 3: Monday, Sept. 24, vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m. ET
The Steelers have won nine straight prime time games people. Big Ben and company are a lock in this one! Loss. 0-3.
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 30, at Chicago Bears, 1:00 p.m. ET
The Bucs will be desperate and Winston will be back on the field for this Week 4 matchup, but again, it won’t matter as the Bears hold it down at home behind a good performance from second-year signal-caller Mitchell ‘Don’t Call me Mitch’ Trubisky. Loss. 0-4.
Week 5: BYE
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 14, at Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 p.m. ET
A week off and some reflection won’t help Tampa Bay march into the ATL to beat Matty ice and a Falcons team with some Super Bowl hopes. Loss. 0-5.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 21, vs. Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m. ET
The Bucs will be in all-out desperation mode and I guess they’ll get the win at home because of it. However, I can also see Tyrod Taylor and the combination of Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon having their way in this one. Win. 1-5.
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 28, at Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 p.m. ET
I like Cincinnati to be one of the more improved teams in the league in 2018. Cincy will hold it down at home in this one behind a good defensive effort and some offensive fireworks from Andy Dalton, Joe Mixon and A.J. Green. Loss. 1-6.
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 4, at Carolina Panthers, 1:00 p.m. ET
The Panthers swept the Bucs last season and they’ll easily win their first meeting against their division rivals at home in this Week 9 matchup. Loss. 1-7.
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 11, vs. Washington Redskins, 1:00 p.m. ET
More desperation will lead to a narrow home win for Tampa Bay in this contest – although I should admit that head coach Dirk Koetter may be toast by this point. Win. 2-7.
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 18, at New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. ET
The Giants will have their own desperation going in this Week 11 matchup. Plus, the G-Men have the better quarterback and head coach, not to mention a player I’m expecting to be a superstar in rookie running back Saquon Barkley. Loss. 2-8.
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 25, vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1:00 p.m. ET
Jimmy Garoppolo has given the Niners a new lease on life, plus San Francisco has the coaching edge and better front office management. Loss. 2-9.
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 2, vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:00 p.m. ET
Dirk Koetter doesn’t belong on the same field as Ron Rivera and Jameis Winston can’t hold Cam Newton’s jockstrap. Loss. 2-10.
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 9, vs. New Orleans Saints, 1:00 p.m. ET
Sweep, sweep, sweep. Break out the brooms as New Orleans rolls in this one while picking up some pre-playoff momentum. Loss. 2-11.
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 16, at Baltimore Ravens 1:00 p.m. ET
I don’t like Joe Flacco very much, but Baltimore is a consistent 47-17 at home since 2010, which is good for the fourth-best home record in the league since that time. Loss. 2-12
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 23, at Dallas Cowboys, 1:00 p.m. ET
The Cowboys are 12-17 at home in the month of December, but Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott will have their way against a Tampa Bay defense I’m expecting to be awful in 2018. Loss. 2-13.
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 30, vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 p.m. ET
The Falcons swept the Bucs last season and they’ll complete the regular season sweep again in this regular season finale unless they have nothing left to play for, which won’t be the case. Loss. 2-14.
I’m thinking the Buccaneers are in for another step-back campaign in what will surely be Dirk Koetter’s very last in charge. Play the Under as I don’t expect Tampa Bay to come close to topping their win total odds in 2018.