Buccaneers Playoff Chances, Odds & Prediction for 2022 NFL Season
After Tom Brady tricked the world with his faux retirement this offseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have their sights set on a second Super Bowl in three seasons. With most of the 2021 roster returning along with some solid free-agent and draft additions, there's good reason to like Tampa Bay in the 2022 NFL season.
If the Vince Lombardi Trophy is the ultimate goal, the Buccaneers must make the playoffs again. It's something they've done in both years of the Brady era, but nothing is a guarantee in this league and, just like the other 31 teams, the Bucs must fight for their postseason spot.
Let's break down Tampa Bay's playoff chances in 2022 using odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook.
Buccaneers Playoff Chances 2022
Tampa Bay is available at -600 to make the postseason. That equates to an implied probability of 85.7%, suggesting that the Buccaneers are virtually a playoff lock in 2022.
Buccaneers Playoff Odds 2022
FanDuel Sportsbook gives Tampa Bay the best odds to win the NFC South in 2022. The Bucs are available at -320 to win the division, putting them well ahead of the New Orleans Saints (+380), Carolina Panthers (+1300) and Atlanta Falcons (+2400).
Buccaneers 2022 Schedule
- Week 1: @ Dallas Cowboys
- Week 2: @ New Orleans Saints
- Week 3: vs. Green Bay Packers
- Week 4: vs. Kansas City Chiefs
- Week 5: vs. Atlanta Falcons
- Week 6: @ Pittsburgh Steelers
- Week 7: @ Carolina Panthers
- Week 8: vs. Baltimore Ravens
- Week 9: vs. Los Angeles Rams
- Week 10: vs. Seattle Seahawks
- Week 11: BYE
- Week 12: @ Cleveland Browns
- Week 13: vs. New Orleans Saints
- Week 14: @ San Francisco 49ers
- Week 15: vs. Cincinnati Bengals
- Week 16: @ Arizona Cardinals
- Week 17: vs. Carolina Panthers
- Week 18: @ Atlanta Falcons
Buccaneers Win Total Over/Under 2022
The Buccaneers' win total has been set at 11.5, with -110 odds on both the over and under.
Tampa Bay has the best odds to win the NFC outright at +320.
Buccaneers Super Bowl Odds 2022
As for the Super Bowl odds, the Bucs currently hold the second-best odds (+750) to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
Buccaneers 2022 Season Prediction
The Buccaneers are fortunate enough to be playing in the NFC South where their only real threat is the Saints, but even that might be somewhat of a stretch.
At the end of the day, Tampa Bay has been one of the better teams in the league since Brady arrived and there's a reason why they're one of the Super Bowl favorites once again.
There's little reason to overthink here. The Buccaneers are going to be an elite team, make the playoffs and, potentially, challenge for one more championship.
Buccaneers 2022 Record Prediction: 12-5
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