Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017 NFL Win-Loss Prediction

Posted by Eric Williams on Tuesday,June 27, 2017 3:45, EST in

After winning nine games in 2016 to record their first winning season in six years, Jameis Winston and the blossoming Tampa Bay Buccaneers have some legitimate hopes of taking another step forward to reach the playoffs in 2017. If you want to know how

Winston and company will fare against their 2017 win total odds and whether or not the Bucs can make the leap from near playoff participant to Super Bowl hopeful, you’re about to find out now thanks to the expert analysis that you’re about to get on each and every game on Tampa Bay’s upcoming 2017 schedule. Now, let’s rock and roll people!

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017 NFL Win-Loss Prediction

 

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win Total 8.5

Week 1

Buccaneers at Dolphins (-1.5)

This Week 1 matchup features two fairly evenly matched teams, except at quarterback where Jameis Winston is light years better than Miami’s Ryan Tannehill. I smell a road upset brewing.

Week 2

Bears at Buccaneers (-7)

With De Sean Jackson on board, I’m expecting Winston and the Bucs to air it out early and often against the lowly Bears while winning by at least two touchdowns.

Week 3

Buccaneers at Vikings (-3)

The Buccaneers have the better offense, but Minnesota has an elite defense that will help them get the narrow win at home over Tampa Bay.

Week 4

Giants at Buccaneers (-2.5)

I’m thinking this Week 4 NFC battle has the makings of an absolute thriller. The Bucs show up, but Eli Manning and the G-Men get the narrow road win because of their superior defense.

Week 5 (Thursday)

Patriots (-3) at Buccaneers

Unfortunately, the Buccaneers will be on the wrong end of back-to-back home losses. Say it with me now Bucs fans…thanks for nothing Tom Brady.

Week 6

Buccaneers at Cardinals (-3)

I’m expecting Arizona to be a lot better in 2017 than they were last season. I’m expecting Arizona dual-threat running back David Johnson to be the best player on the field in this Week 6 NFC clash.

Week 7

Buccaneers at Bills (-1.5)

The Buccaneers will be desperate for another road win – or any win – at this point, but I wouldn’t worry Buccaneers betting backers, the Bucs will get it in a high-scoring shootout.

Week 8

Panthers at Buccaneers (-2.5)

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will be looking to bounce back in a big way in 2017 and I believe they will. Still, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get the home win in this NFC South divisional battle as part of a regular season split against Carolina.

Week 9

Buccaneers at Saints (-1.5)

Drew Brees and the New Orleans saints get the best of Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers in another divisional thriller.

Week 10

Jets at Buccaneers (-8)

If Winston and company don’t have this game well in hand by the time halftime rolls around, I’ll be completely stunned.

Week 11

BYE

Week 12

Buccaneers at Falcons (-6.5)

The Atlanta Falcons are the pick to get the win at home in another shootout in Tampa Bay’s third straight divisional matchup.

Week 13

Buccaneers at Packers (-7)

While Jameis Winston is clearly moving up the charts as far as quarterback play is concerned, he still has a way to go to get where Aaron Rodgers is right now. The Packers hold it down at Lambeau Field in this Week 13 battle of NFC Super Bowl hopefuls.

Week 14

Lions at Buccaneers (-3)

The Buccaneers will get the home win against Matthew Stafford and a Detroit Lions team that just can’t keep it together for more than a couple of weeks at a time.

Week 15 (Monday)

Falcons (-1.5) at Buccaneers

I’m expecting another shootout as Tampa Bay gets their revenge against Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons in this NFC South divisional battle.

Week 16

Buccaneers at Panthers (-3)

The Panthers get the home win as part of their regular season split with the Buccaneers. Yes, it’s that simple!

Week 17

Saints at Buccaneers

I’m expecting both teams to be a bit desperate in this regular season finale, but Tampa Bay is the easy pick, seeing as how they’re playing at home!

While I’ve got the Buccaneers winning eight games her, I think the more realistic scenario is that they win nine games, likely be upsetting the Giants, Vikings or Cardinals in games I have them losing. In the end, I really like the Over for Tampa Bay in 2017.