2023 Tampa Bay Buccaneers schedule, betting odds, and predictions

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Buccaneers 2023 schedule isn’t easy in first year without Tom Brady

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers no longer have Tom Brady at quarterback. Instead, they’re going from the greatest quarterback of all time to Baker Mayfield, who earned himself another crack at a starting gig with a decent stint with the Los Angeles Rams last year. The Buccaneers did, however, have some serious issues last season, and it won’t look much better without Brady in the fold. Tampa Bay also happens to have a pretty tough schedule, so that only complicates things.  

 

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers betting odds

(odds from DraftKings as of May 11, 4:00 p.m. PT)

Season Win Total Odds: 6.5 (+110/-130)
Super Bowl Odds: +7500
NFC Champion: +4500
NFC North Champion: +900

Last season: 89, 1st in NFC South

Key additions: QB Baker Mayfield, RB Chase Edmonds, DL Greg Gaines, DT Calijah Kancey*, OT Cody Mauch*, DE YaYa Diaby* 

Key losses: QB Tom Brady, OT Donovan Smith, OG Shaq Mason, CB Sean Murphy-Bunting, S Mike Edwards

* – drafted

2023 Tampa Bay Buccaneers schedule

  • Week 1: @ Minnesota Vikings (MIN -7, Total: 46.5)
  • Week 2: vs. Chicago Bears (CHI -1.5)
  • Week 3: vs. Philadelphia Eagles (PHI -6)
  • Week 4: @ New Orleans Saints (NO -3.5)
  • Week 5: BYE WEEK
  • Week 6: vs. Detroit Lions (DET -3.5)
  • Week 7: vs. Atlanta Falcons (ATL -1)
  • Week 8: @ Buffalo Bills (BUF -10)
  • Week 9: @ Houston Texans (HOU -1)
  • Week 10: vs. Tennessee Titans (TEN -1)
  • Week 11: @ San Francisco 49ers (SF -7.5)
  • Week 12: @ Indianapolis Colts (IND -1)
  • Week 13: vs. Carolina Panthers (TB -1)
  • Week 14: @ Atlanta Falcons (ATL -2.5)
  • Week 15: @ Green Bay Packers (GB -3.5)
  • Week 16: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX -3.5)
  • Week 17: vs. New Orleans Saints (NO -1.5)
  • Week 18: @ Carolina Panthers (CAR -2.5)

(odds from DraftKings Sportsbook)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers schedule this year

The Buccaneers have the toughest schedule of any of the teams in the NFC South. They do have some favorable matchups at home, but they also host the Lions, Jaguars and Eagles. All three of those games will be tough for Tampa Bay. Todd Bowles’ team then has to play a bunch of difficult road games, with the Vikings, 49ers and Bills being three of the tough ones. For a team that is starting Mayfield at quarterback, this isn’t exactly inspiring.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers schedule analysis

For more on the Buccaneers schedule, here’s what Matt Youmans and Wes Reynolds had to say on VSiN Tonight following the NFL’s official release: