The 2011 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season was one to forget. Following a 10-6 record in the 2010 season hopes were promising that the Buccaneers were headed to a playoff spot in 2011 after just missing due to tiebreakers the season prior. The Buccaneers started well a season ago as they jumped out to a 3-1 start and had picked up an important win in the division by defeating the Atlanta Falcons 16-13 in week two as a -1 point favorite. After a humiliating 48-3 road loss at San Francisco the Buccaneers responded at home and went 2-0 versus the NFC South by beating the New Orleans Saints 26-20 as a +6 ½ point home underdog and now were sitting at 4-2 in the standings. Unfortunately that week six win by Tampa Bay would be their last as the team completely unraveled as they go 0-10 the rest of the way to finish in last place in the NFC South at 4-12 in the standings.
The betting odds on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2012 regular season win total are now lined at 6 wins. In the wagering the over six wins for Tampa Bay is favored heavily by -160 odds with the take back on betting under 6 wins at the underdog price of +130 odds. The lines used for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers season win total came courtesy of Oddsmaker sportsbook.
After the 10 game losing streak to close the season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a coaching change as they fire Raheem Morris after a three year stint with the club that produced no playoff appearances. They take a huge gamble on former Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach Greg Schiano to serve as the teams head coach. Schiano last served in the NFL in 1998 where he coached the secondary for the Chicago Bears. Schiano’s accomplishments at Rutgers were less than impressive for a head coach making the leap from colleges to the pros. His Rutgers teams have lost five or more games in nine of his ten seasons with the team and have lost five or more contests in five straight years with the Scarlet Knights. He led Rutgers to no major BCS bowl games the past ten seasons with the team and that’s coaching in the weakest BCS conference in all of college football in the Big East. He is not qualified to serve as head coach in the NFL at the present time and has been set up to fail. The body spoils from the head on down so bet under six wins for Tampa Bay at the best sports books.