Buccaneers vs Patriots Odds

Did you know that the Bucs and the Pats have played against each other fewer than a dozen times? 

Three-time NFL MVP Tom Brady’s new and old teams will battle each other in Week 4 of the 2021 season. If you’re planning to bet on the Tampa Bay vs. New England game, you’ll need to know the latest betting odds, such as the point spread. 

Learning the history of the two competing teams, including their current Super Bowl odds, can help you make the best bets possible. 

Buccaneers vs. Patriots: Highlights and Past Stats

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will visit the Patriots at Gillette Stadium during Week 4 for Sunday Night Football. The Bucs are the defending NFL champions after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl last year.  

Tampa’s quarterback Brady joined his current team for the 2020 season through free agency. This move followed a 20-year career in New England where Brady won six Super Bowls.

The Patriots also traded tight end Rob Gronkowski to the Buccaneers before the 2020 season started. 

This year’s Pats-Bucs game will also be the first regular-season matchup between the teams since 2017. The AFC’s Patriots and NFC’s Buccaneers rarely meet in the regular season.

In contrast, the Bucs play these NFC South teams twice every year:

  • Atlanta Falcons
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Carolina Panthers

Meanwhile, these AFC East teams yearly make the Patriots schedule: 

  • Miami Dolphins
  • Buffalo Bills
  • New York Jets

Week 5 (2017)

Line: New England -5.5

Over/Under: 56 

Result: Patriots 19, Buccaneers 14

This game was the first time Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady won a game in Tampa Bay. After Brady threw a first-quarter interception, he played one of the best 2nd quarters of his NFL career.

New England Patriots 

The Pats proved again that they were able to bounce back after a loss. In fact, the team was a stellar 38-5 during the last 43 games after losing the previous game.


The New England Patriots also entered the game as the NFL’s leader in yards per game and second in average points per game at 32.3. On the downside, the Pats ranked last in yards surrendered and points allowed at 32 per game. 

During recent years, the Patriots had performed exceptionally in October, with a 13-2 straight-up (SU) record and 10-4-1 against the spread (ATS) 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa entered the game with a 2-1 SU record for the NFL season with the hopes of making the playoffs for the first time in a decade. 

Defeating the defending NFL champions would also have provided the team with a confidence boost.   

Buccaneers vs. Patriots: Betting Trends 

Week 5 (2017)

During their last nine road games, the Pats earned a 9-0 streak and an 8-1 versus the spread. 

The Patriots’ poor defense resulted in a season start at 1-3 ATS. These games included two home losses when the Pats were heavy 14+ point favorites. 

The Bucs faced the Patriots with a 1-2 ATS record. During the past 11 games, they had performed much better in terms of SU and ATS records. The results versus betting lines included a perfect 6-0 SU and 4-2 ATS home record.

Under bets had performed quite well during the last seven games between the Bucs at Pats, with bettors racking up a 6-1 record. 

A key factor in the game’s points total was the Patriots having the NFL’s top offense and worst defense. 

 Buccaneers vs. Patriots: All-Time Series

As of July 2021, the Patriots and Buccaneers have only played each other nine times. In those matches, New England has won seven times, while Tampa Bay has been victorious for two games. 

The Bucs and Pats first played head-to-head in 1976, with New England handily defeating Tampa Bay 31-14. 

Buccaneers vs. Patriots: How to Place Bets

When placing bets on this matchup or others, such as Detroit Lions vs. Houston Texans, here are some options: 

Point Total: This over/under bet projects the total points the two teams score during the game. Bets will predict that the total score of games like Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals will either go under or over 51 points, for example. 

Money Line: This straight-up bet requires bettors to select the winner or loser of the NFL game. For instance, a head-to-head match between the Bengals and Chargers.

Prop Bet: This option, popular in the NFL, NBA, and MLB, is also known as a proposition bet. Your option is to bet on a particular individual player or a specific event in the contest, such as a Steelers vs. Titans matchup. 

However, prop bets on individual players, like the Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes, are more common.

Parlays: This is a type of accumulator bet. You only win the entire bet if you’re able to win each and every “leg.” An example is winning a 3-leg parlay by correctly picking a series of teams, like the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, and Seattle Seahawks, winning different matches.  

Point Spread: The points by which a team wins or loses affect the bet’s outcome. A minus sign represents the favorite (for example, Green Bay Packers -3), while the plus sign represents the underdog (for instance, Los Angeles Rams +3)

Live Betting: Even if the game has started, you can still place this bet before the game’s last tick. For example, a match between the New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles.

Teasers: This bet is one of the multi-leg bets or accumulators. You can transfer the point spread of each bet to a more favorable line, such as Broncos vs. Colts and Ravens vs. Raiders. Remember that this option causes the NFL odds of your picks to drop.

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