The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have earned some impressive distinctions in the team’s time in the NFL. Many fans in Florida and beyond love placing their bets on this NFC team. That’s why this guide is here to help you learn the ins and outs of betting on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers compete in the National Football League in the South Division of the National Football Conference. The team was founded in 1976 as an expansion team at the same time as the Seattle Seahawks. The franchise originally played in the West Division of the American Football Conference.
However, before the 1977 season, the Seahawks and the Buccaneers switched divisions and conferences. After that, the Buccaneers became a member of the NFC in the Central Division. Then, when the league realigned before the 2022 season, the Buccaneers joined three former NFC West teams to create the NFC South.
The team was unlucky at first, suffering an inaugural season without a single win. They had fourteen consecutive losing seasons from the year 1983 to 1996. The team still holds the lowest winning percentage in the NFL. However, the team’s luck did change.
The franchise has won two Super Bowl championships. The team also holds the distinction, which it shares with the Baltimore Ravens, of being the only two franchises in the NFL who are undefeated in their multiple appearances at the Super Bowl. The Buccaneers are the only post-merger expansion team that has been able to win a division title and win a playoff game.
The Buccaneers have had several memorable players, including Matt Bryant, Tom Brady, Lee Roy Selmon, Steve Young, Randall McDaniel, Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, Tim Brown, and John Lynch. Since 2002, the Buccaneers have had a fierce rivalry with the New Orleans Saints. They have also had a rivalry with the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers.
A typical bet found with NFL games is a moneyline bet. A moneyline bet has the bettor try to choose the winner of any game. Look below to see an example of what a moneyline bet can entail:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: -122
New Orleans Saints: +122
In this example, the franchise that looks like it will win is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as demonstrated by the team’s odds of -122. What this means is for every $1 the bettor is looking to earn, they would need to wager $1.22, to wager $122 to win $100. The franchise that is unlikely to win in this faceoff is the New Orleans Saints, as demonstrated by the team’s odds of +122. So, for every $1 wagered, the bettor could earn $1.22, to wager $100 to win $122.
Betting in Florida
Florida sports betting was technically legalized in 2021. But, there have been some legal challenges that have caused some obstacles when it comes to implementing legal sports betting in the state. However, some legal form of sports betting is likely to return to Florida at some point. The age to legally gamble in Florida is 18-years-of-age.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Partnership with Sportsbook
Due to the issues with legal sports betting in Florida, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not been able to partner with a sportsbook. However, the team has partnered with Esports Entertainment Group, an esports platform. But, once sports betting launches in Florida, additional partnerships for the Buccaneers are likely.