Having Tom Brady in your group breeds expectations, not solely internally however externally as properly. By now, the Bucs actually know that.
After posting a franchise-record 13 wins in 2021, Tampa Bay is hoping for a return to the Tremendous Bowl in 2022. The oddsmakers at DraftKings Sportsbook at the moment have the group on the fitting path to take action. As of proper now, the Bucs are favorites in 15 of 16 video games, with odds unavailable for one different matchup.
Tampa Bay is the favourite even in its greatest video games, together with these towards the Dallas, New Orleans, Inexperienced Bay, Kansas Metropolis and the Los Angeles Rams. The one sport that the Bucs aren’t favored in is a little bit of a shock. Their Week 14 matchup towards the 49ers in San Francisco is at the moment a decide ’em.
Odds for the group’s Week 12 sport in Cleveland are currently unavailable on DraftKings. That’s possible because of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Deshaun Watson state of affairs. Regardless, it’s truthful to think about that the Bucs could be favorites in that sport as properly, no matter whether or not it’s Watson or Baker Mayfield beneath middle for the Browns.
The biggest unfold in favor of the Bucs is available in Week 5, after they host the Falcons. They’re at the moment 10.5-point favorites in that sport, whereas being 9.5-point favorites for his or her sport towards the Seahawks in Germany. The smallest unfold in Tampa Bay’s favor is 1.5 factors, which is available in Week 9 towards the Rams. Brady and Co. have misplaced three straight video games to the defending Tremendous Bowl champion Rams, most not too long ago dropping to them within the NFC Divisional Playoffs in January.
It’s considerably stunning to see the Bucs as favorites in each huge sport, together with each conferences with the Saints. New Orleans has crushed Tampa Bay in seven straight common season video games. But, the defending NFC South champions are four-point favorites in Week 2 on the highway and 6.5-point favorites in Week 13 at residence. DraftKings at the moment has the over/beneath for the Bucs’ 2022 win complete set at 11.5.