Having Tom Brady in your crew breeds expectations, not solely internally however externally as properly. By now, the Bucs definitely 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 present have the crew on the appropriate 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 largest video games, together with these in opposition to 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 in opposition to the 49ers in San Francisco is at present a choose ’em.
Odds for the crew’s Week 12 sport in Cleveland are currently unavailable on DraftKings. That’s probably as a result of ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Deshaun Watson state of affairs. Regardless, it’s honest to think about that the Bucs can be favorites in that sport as properly, no matter whether or not it’s Watson or Baker Mayfield beneath heart for the Browns.
The biggest unfold in favor of the Bucs is available in Week 5, after they host the Falcons. They’re at present 10.5-point favorites in that sport, whereas being 9.5-point favorites for his or her sport in opposition to the Seahawks in Germany. The smallest unfold in Tampa Bay’s favor is 1.5 factors, which is available in Week 9 in opposition to the Rams. Brady and Co. have misplaced three straight video games to the defending Tremendous Bowl champion Rams, most just lately shedding to them within the NFC Divisional Playoffs in January.
It’s considerably shocking to see the Bucs as favorites in each massive sport, together with each conferences with the Saints. New Orleans has overwhelmed Tampa Bay in seven straight common season video games. But, the defending NFC South champions are four-point favorites in Week 2 on the street and 6.5-point favorites in Week 13 at dwelling. DraftKings at present has the over/beneath for the Bucs’ 2022 win complete set at 11.5.