Buccaneers’ odds for back-to-back championships dramatically improve

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Immediately after winning Super Bowl LV, the Buccaneers were behind the Chiefs and Packers as the betting favorites to win Super Bowl LVI. Now, the Bucs aren’t far from being the team with the best odds to win it all.

Via PointsBet, Tampa Bay’s odds have gone from +1200 to +525. The Chiefs were +600, and are now +500.

Tampa’s adjustment makes sense; they managed to find a way to keep multiple key free agents in place, from linebacker Shaq Barrett to receiver Chris Godwin to linebacker Lavonte David to defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to tight end Rob Gronkowski to kicker Ryan Succop. The Chiefs’ odds have improved despite cutting their two starting tackles and failing to close the deal with free agents like tackle Trent Williams, receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, and receiver Josh Reynolds. (The Chiefs signed former Patriots guard Joe Thuney to a five-year, $80 million deal.)

The Packers have fallen from +900 to +1000, and the Ravens have dropped from +1200 to +1400. The Bills have improved from +1200 to +1000, and the Rams have climbed from +1400 to +1200.

The 49ers have held firm at +1500. Given the 15-to-one payout and in light of the injuries that derailed a great team in 2020, that may be an enticing wager.

24 responses to “Buccaneers’ odds for back-to-back championships dramatically improve

  1. Bucs have a good shot….. If the Refs throw the game for them again.

  2. The Chiefs will continue to be overrated because of Mahomes’s supernatural talent. Football, however, is a team sport – as we saw in the Super Bowl.

  3. Brady as he has been doing to opponents for more than 20 years took the Chiefs to the woodshed. But let’s favor Kansas City and that fraud Aaron Rogers over Tampa Bay. As the late Al Davis used to say “Just Win Baby!”.

  4. Bucs did a great job retaining their players. Probably the most complete team in football right now.

    Still, when you think about their run, they needed some luck along the way (like most championship teams do). I don’t see them repeating, but who knows.

  5. We all know that injuries are the great equalizer. Look how the Niners were devastated by injuries in 2020.
    There are 31 teams who will be trying to stop them from repeating, and that’s always a tough task.
    A coach once said, the only thing harder to do than win a Super Bowl is win a second one”. He was 100% right.

  6. That’s funny coming from a Steeler fan. The refs gifted you a super bowl over the Seahawks.

  7. need to lockdown Leonard Fournette match whatever money seattle and new england are showing. I think Leonard knows that Brady pairs with him perfectly. Wilson and Cam arent bad but it’s unknown.

  8. I can’t believe people are still betting on ARodgers and the Packers. When will they ever learn? Donate to charity instead. You’ll feel better.

  9. Nope. While I humbly concede that Brady is the GOAT….he will not make it through the entire season. Father Time will catch up to him. He is one solid sack away from having to retire.

  10. Nope. While I humbly concede that Brady is the GOAT….he will not make it through the entire season. Father Time will catch up to him. He is one solid sack away from having to retire.

    You left out: for the 8th season in a row, I predict…

  11. Do the math. Some quarterback, over a ten-year period, must be the luckiest among all the others. It’s a mathematical fact. That quarterback is Tom Brady, the undisputed LOAT. It doesn’t bother me, because I trust science.

  12. tedmurph says:
    March 25, 2021 at 1:43 pm
    Luck is not a mathematical fact. It’s not quantifiable.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    That’s like saying no one is ever lucky, and I disagree. Being luckier than anyone else is retroactively measurable, but not predictively. I’m not saying Brady will continue to be the LOAT, but he is to-date. Luck may be defined in mathematical terms as the occurrence of a favorable event when its probability is very low. Brady qualifies.

  13. Brady is the LOAT by virtue of his longevity, sort of like Favre and his interception record.

  14. People seem to either love or hate Brady. There is no in between. I guess you either appreciate what he’s done for football or he has destroyed your team time and time again.

  15. No, luck is NOT measurable. It’s an opinion on a coincidence. One person’s lucky break is another person’s it’s by skill. Try college sometime. There is no retroactive measurement. Puhlease

  16. People seem to either love or hate Brady. There is no in between. I guess you either appreciate what he’s done for football or he has destroyed your team time and time again.

    Kudos on this post. It may be the most succinct summation of what people think of Brady.

    Luck is the excuse losers use for losing. Quantify that.

  17. Luck HAS been measured. Almost all sports contain elements of luck. A statistical analysis in the book The Success Equation attempted to elucidate the differing balance between skill and luck with respect to how teams finished in the major North American sports leagues. This analysis concluded that, on a luck-skill continuum, the NBA had the most skill-dependant result while that of the NHL was most luck-dependant. I theorize Brady can be measured similarly, and he is the LOAT.

  18. Of course the chance of repeat will greatly improve. Brady will get more acclimated with the Bucs’ system and his teammates, considering he won the SB with the brand new system, division, teammates, with no pre-season anything after 20 years with one team and system. It’s difficult to break the calcification, yet he did it. He had to learn to throw deep balls and turned out to be passable with it. Brady is the key, with the Patriots and the Bucs in winning. One rule of thumb that grew is, don’t bet against Tom Brady. Try not to, anyway.

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