How might the Vegas odds change in the Buccaneers favor once the 2017 season rolls around?
Vegas has spoken and Buccaneers fans will not want to hear what they have to say. They only have the Bucs favored to win FIVE games. Week 17 is not included but a win would give the Bucs three more losses than last season. Doesn’t that seem a bit low? They aren’t favored to win one game on the road. This team went 9-7 last year and was within an eyeshot of making the playoffs.
The Bucs will have more consistency across the board with the full coaching staff returning. Mike Smith made their defense elite at times last season and with some carry over this year they should win more than five games. They have improved by leaps and bounds on offense. They are stacked.
The entire core of this football team is back for another year. Look up and down the roster. No key players are gone, and they have added players like DeSean Jackson and O.J. Howard. The predicted regression in win total just doesn’t make any sense. I know the Bucs are better and that not just fanatical optimism. The Bucs are a team on the rise and I will tell you what I believe the spreads should be.