Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Odds
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Odds: The Average Line
When searching for Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Odds, this is how an online sports betting line looks like:
Buccaneers: Betting odds, spread and lines
- Money line: Buccaneers -350 (bet $110 to win $100) | Lions +270 (bet $100 to win $270)
- Against the spread/ATS: Buccaneers -7 (-110) | Lions +7 (-110)
- Over/Under: 46.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Biography
The Buccaneers are a professional football team based out of Tampa Bay, Florida. They are part of the National Football Conference South division, and they play their games at Raymond James Stadium.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Accomplishments
- Super Bowl championships (1): 2002 (XXXVII)
- Conference championships (1): NFC: 2002
- Division championships (6): NFC Central: 1979, 1981, 1999. NFC South: 2002, 2005, 2007
- Playoff appearances (10): NFL: 1979, 1981, 1982, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Brief History
The team was born back in 1976 as an expansion franchise, joining the NFL the very same year as the Seattle Seahawks. The Bucs started their run at the NFL as part of the AFC West, but after the first season, the team switched positions with the Seahawks and became part of the NFC Central division.
And, after the 2002 league realignment, the franchise became officially part of the NFC South, along with three other former members of the NFC West. The team started with very poor records, losing its first 26 matches in 1976 and 1977. And it was until Week 13 in 1977 that they managed to acquire their first franchise victory.
They then experienced a brief winning era in the late seventies and early eighties. But then their performance sank, and they suffered through fourteen losing seasons. Later on, things improved, and for a decade, they were considered playoff contenders, until 2002, when they managed to defeat the Raiders 48 to 21, winning Super Bowl XXXVII. They have not returned to the Super Bowl since then.
Buccaneers Super Bowl XXXVII Victory
By 2001, the Bucs were in search of a new coach, and they wanted their next one to possess an offensive mindset. And just when they were ready to hire Steve Mariucci, they made a late move for Jon Gruden. The move was costly for the Bucs, as they had to give four draft picks, including their first and second-round picks of 2002, plus $8 million in cash, to the Raiders, in exchange for the services of Gruden.
This trade was also significant because the league prohibited the trading of draft picks for coaches after this event happened. After getting officially hired, Gruden went to work immediately, switching 50% of the team’s offensive lineup. The irony is that the Bucs wanted a top offensive team, but they actually ended up with the top defense in the league.
Later on the season, Tampa Bay managed to eliminate the Eagles, a team that had eliminated the Bucs in each of the last two season’s wild card matches. Tampa Bay entered this match as the top underdogs, and they actually fell behind in the score early in the game. But they persevered and managed to seal the 27-10 victory. The Bucs then played Gruden’s former team, the Raiders, the team with the top offense in the league, at the championship game, but it was Gruden’s new team the one that managed to get the win at the Super Bowl.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Rivalries
The top rivals for the Buccaneers are the Saints, their NFC South foes.
New Orleans Saints
These teams first met back in 1977, but this rivalry really didn’t fully develop until both franchises became direct rivals at the NFC South back in 2002. This has resulted in two annual meetings between the franchises.
As of now, it’s the Saints that lead the overall series 33-20. These two have not played each other at the postseason yet.
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