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Here are the point spreads for the Buccaneers’ 2019 games

Even with Bruce Arians at the helm, Tampa Bay is one of the NFL’s biggest underdogs.
The Bucs were 5-11 straight up last season but 8-8 against the spread. [MARK LOMOGLIO | Associated Press]
The Bucs were 5-11 straight up last season but 8-8 against the spread. [MARK LOMOGLIO | Associated Press]
Published May 25, 2019
Updated May 25, 2019

If the Buccaneers reach the playoffs this season, they’ll have every right to play the “no one believed in us” card.

Because no one does.

Most sportsbooks have set Tampa Bay’s over/under win total at 6.5. If that seems low, that was the over/under last year, too, and we know how that turned out.

Now, courtesy of CG Technology, we have point spreads for almost every NFL game this season. The Bucs are favorites in a grand total of … (cue the drumroll) … three games. Welp.

Tampa Bay is favored in the opener against the 49ers (-1), in Week 3 against the Giants (-3) and in Week 10 against the Cardinals (-4.5). All are home games.

As for the Bucs’ NFC South rivals, the Saints are favorites in 12 games, the Panthers in eight games and the Falcons in six games.

Here’s a game-by-game rundown:

Week 1: Bucs (-1) vs. 49ers

Week 2: Bucs (+6) at Panthers

Week 3: Bucs (-3) vs. Giants

Week 4: Bucs (+11) at Rams

Week 5: Bucs (+10) at Saints

Week 6: Bucs (+2.5) vs. Panthers in London

Week 7: Bye

Week 8: Bucs (+5.5) at Titans

Week 9: Bucs (+7.5) at Seahawks

Week 10: Bucs (-4.5) vs. Cardinals

Week 11: Bucs (+4) vs. Saints

Week 12: Bucs (+7) at Falcons

Week 13: Bucs (+4.5) at Jaguars

Week 14: Bucs (+3) vs. Colts

Week 15: Bucs (+2.5) at Lions

Week 16: Bucs (+2) vs. Texans

Week 17: Bucs vs. Falcons (no line)

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