Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been playing in the NFL since they joined the league as an expansion team in 1976 and in that time they’ve won the Super Bowl and racked up the absolute worst win-loss record in NFL history.
Given the Bucs current schedule of opponents, it’s doubtful that this is the season they’re going to turn it all around.
The NFC South is one of the toughest divisions in football, mainly because of the elite QB talent. Drew Brees (Saints), Matt Ryan (Falcons), and Cam Newton (Panthers) are among the league’s best which makes it an uphill battle for the Bucs to win their first divisional title since 2007.
In this betting guide, we’ll take a closer look at the eye-popping numbers WR Mike Evans puts up year after year. Also:
- Betting tips and strategies for wagering on the Buccaneers
- Analysis of star players and recent roster changes.
- Stats and trivia about the Buccaneers.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team History
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered the NFL along with the Seattle Seahawks as part of the 1976 expansion draft. The team had a rough start, losing their first 26 consecutive games. Those challenges persisted and now the Buccaneers have the worst overall win-loss record of any team in the NFL.
However, the Buccaneers have set a few positive records too. They are the only post-merger expansion franchise to win a division title, a playoff game as well as host and play in a conference championship game. They’re also the only team to post a winning season when starting at least ten rookies.
The Bucs played in the NFC Central division until 2001 before being moved to the NFC South.
The Buccaneers won the Super Bowl in 2002 when they crushed the Oakland Raiders by 27 points. Tampa has not made the playoffs since 2007 and have only finished with a winning record three times during this stretch.
The most notable names in franchise history include Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, Ronde Barber, and Jon Gruden.
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How much are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth?
During the 2017 season, the Buccaneers organization generated $383 million in revenue and Forbes estimates the business to be worth $2.0 billion.
Who owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
The Buccaneers are owned by the Glazer Family.
When did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers become a team?
The organization played its first season in 1976.
Have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Won a Super Bowl?
Yes, the Buccaneers have won a Super Bowl.
What stadium and city do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play in?
Since 1998, the Buccaneers have played at Raymond James Stadium, located in Tampa, Florida.
Where do the Buccaneers have training camp?
The club holds training camp at One Buccaneer Place, located in Tampa, Florida.
What is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers mascot?
Captain Fear is the official mascot.
What are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers team colors?
The Buccaneers wear buccaneer red, pewter black, and bay orange.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Player Highlights
All-Time Team Leaders
|Games played||Ronde Barber |
|Passing Yards||Vinny Testaverde||14,820|
|Passing TDs||Jameis Winston||88|
|Receiving Yards||Mike Evans||6,103|
|Receiving TDs||Mike Evans||40|
|Rushing Yards||James Wilder||5,957|
|Rushing TDs||Mike Alstott||58|
|Points Scored (Kicker)||Martin Gramatica||592|
Tips for Betting on Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got off to a good start in 2018, posting impressive wins vs. the Saints and Eagles and getting to 3-3 after their first six games. From that point on, things took a turn for the worse as the Bucs lost 9 of their last 11 games and finished dead last in the NFC South.
It doesn’t look like much will change this season so the best opportunities may be in betting against the Bucs.
Their quarterback play was up and down most of the season, with Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston sharing time under center. Winston, who was a former first overall pick, comes into 2019 as the team’s starting QB and will have his usual cast of weapons around him, including pro bowl WR Mike Evans. New head coach Bruce Arians hopes to unlock the full potential of this Bucs offense which finished third in the league in yards per game, but 12th in points.
To shore up a defense that gave up 29 points per game last season, Tampa selected LB Devin White with the fifth overall pick in the 2019 draft.
With one of the league’s worst defenses and most explosive offenses, the Bucs were a popular over pick last season on point totals. Tampa hit the over in seven of their first eight games before flipping the switch and hitting the under in six of their last eight.
Mike Evans had another huge year, finishing third in the league with 1,524 receiving yards which sets up some interesting prop bet opportunities.
Here are some other important numbers to keep in mind:
- The Buccaneers went down the middle vs. the spread last season, going 7-7-2, finishing the year with a 50.0 cover percentage.
- The Buccaneers finished in the top ten in the league in the over/under point total category coming in at 9-7-0 on the season.
- After a week three home game vs. the Giants, the Bucs don’t play a game at Raymond James Stadium until week 10 vs. the Cardinals. That stretch includes four road games, a “home game” in London, and a bye week.
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Even though the Buccaneers don’t have the winningest record, quite the opposite, there are ways to get value on them at the sportsbook. If sports betting is legal where you live, check out the reviews on this site to find the best sites for betting on the Buccaneers.
If you live in Florida, unfortunately, there are no legal betting options yet. The wheels are turning to hopefully change that but even the most optimistic estimates don’t see it happening this year.
Governor Ron DeSantis has contacted Seminole Tribe head of state Chairman Marcus Osceola to discuss if an amendment to the State-Tribe compact is possible.
Keep an eye on our guide to legal sports betting in Florida to stay up to date on the latest developments.