This Bucs Betting Trend is Good News Ahead of NFC Divisional Round Game vs. Lions

Can the Buccaneers pull off another upset? Find out why they thrive as underdogs and their impressive record when set as betting underdogs this season.
Jan 15, 2024; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) celebrates
Jan 15, 2024; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) celebrates / Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will attempt to pull off a second-straight upset when they head to Detroit to take on the Lions in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.

If you want to check out the odds for the game, along with my best bet, check out my full betting preview here.

If you do read my betting preview, you'll find out that I think the Buccaneers are a great bet as underdogs this week. Not only do they match up well with the Lions, but they've thrived when set as underdogs this season.

Buccaneers Thrives as Underdogs

The Buccaneers, as a whole, are 9-3 against the spread this season when set as betting underdogs and 5-1 against the spread when set as underdogs of four points or more.

Here is how they fared as underdogs this season:

  • Week 1: +4 vs. Vikings (Won + covered)
  • Week 3: +5.5 vs. Eagles (Lost + did not cover)
  • Week 4: +4.5 vs. Saints (Won + covered)
  • Week 6: +3 vs. Lions (Lost + did not cover)
  • Week 8: +10 vs. Bills (Lost + covered)
  • Week 9 +2.5 vs. Texans (Lost + covered)
  • Week 11: +13.5 vs. 49ers (Lost + covered)
  • Week 12: +2.5 vs. Colts (Lost + did not cover)
  • Week 14: +1.5 vs. Falcons (Won + covered)
  • Week 15: +4 vs. Packers (Won + covered)
  • Week 16: +2.5 vs. Jaguars (Won + covered)
  • Wild Card Round: +3 vs. Eagles (Won + covered)

As you can see, not only did they go 9-3 when it comes to covering the spread as underdogs this season, but they went 6-6 straight up, including winning four-straight when set as the betting underdog.

Unfortunately, one of the few games they weren't able to cover the spread as 'dogs was their Week 6 game against the Lions, losing 20-6.

Will they get their revenge on Sunday afternoon? Time will tell.

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