Bucs Title Odds Fade After Second Straight Loss

  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday 44-31 as +2.5 point underdogs.
  • Kansas’ win enabled Patrick Mahomes to force a 3-3 tie in his all-time head-to-head matchup with Tom Brady.
  • The Buccaneers’ Super Bowl LVII odds fell from +900 to +1200 at Caesars Sportsbook after the loss.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers dropped their second consecutive game when they were beaten at home by the Kansas City Chiefs 44-31 as +2.5 point spread betting favorites.

45-year-old Tom Brady had his most productive game of the current campaign but this time around, it was his defense that wasn’t up to the task of stopping the Kansas City offensive juggernaut led by Patrick Mahomes. It was the Chiefs’ second 40-point game in four weeks and Brady did all he could to rally his Bucs but the Captain Comeback of old was no longer there.

All Squared Up

Brady – Mahomes I (2018): 43-40, Patriots
Brady – Mahomes II (AFC Champ): 37-31, Patriots
Brady – Mahomes III (2019): 23-16, Chiefs
Brady – Mahomes IV (2020): 27-24, Chiefs
Brady – Mahomes V (SBLV): 31-9, Bucs
Brady – Mahomes VI (2022): 41-31, Chiefs

All-time record: 3-3 pic.twitter.com/NvrIxq6wQH

— NFL (@NFL) October 3, 2022

With the Chiefs walking away with the victory at the Raymond James Stadium last Sunday, the all-time head-to-head showdown between Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes is all squared up at 3 wins apiece. And if the current body language of Brady and the Bucs slow 2-2 start is to be used as a gauge, we could very well have seen the final head-to-head duel between the best there was and the best there is.

Brady entered Sunday’s matchup with a 4-2 SU and 5-1 ATS record as the betting underdog with the Buccaneers, including 3-0 ATS as home dogs. However, the Tampa Bay defense could not stop the Kansas City scoring machine early on, allowing Mahomes and company to pick up 14 points in each of the first two quarters and 38 after three periods. Brady had his best passing game of the season with 385 yards and three TDs without an INT. But the Bucs played catch up all night after rookie Rachaad White fumbled the opening kickoff and Mahomes threw a TD pass to Travis Kelce two plays later.

Mahomes finished the game with 249 passing yards and also three TD passes, including one where he electrified the crowd with a 360 spin move and a jump pass to Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

MAHOMES MAGIC 😱

(via @Chiefs)pic.twitter.com/rui7JHSa0s

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 3, 2022

Mahomes is now second behind Josh Allen in the latest MVP odds boards, with betting odds ranging from +600 to +375. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay’s second straight defeat sent Tom Brady falling deeper into the +3000 to +5000 price range to win MVP honors.

Tampa Tumbles in Super Bowl Odds Boards

Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl odds movement after SNF:

+900 ➡️ +1200 pic.twitter.com/waw5RKigAj

— Caesars Sportsbook (@CaesarsSports) October 3, 2022

Just as Brady fell off the MVP ladder, so did the Buccaneers in the latest Super Bowl LVII betting boards. At Caesars Sportsbook, the Bucs went from +900 to +1200 after Sunday’s loss. After entering the season with the second-best odds to win it all behind the Bills, the Bucs are now just 5th in the latest betting board at Caesars with Buffalo at +400, Kansas City at +700, Philadelphia at +750, and Green Bay at +1000 having shorter odds than them.

The Buccaneers are also currently listed at +1200 via the BetOnline App, Barstool Sportsbook, and SportsBetting.ag, DraftKings Sportsbook, and BetRivers. This price is currently Tampa Bay’s current longest odds Tampa Bay is also priced at a better +1100 via PointsBet USA.

The Bucs are also pegged at +1025 via MyBookie.ag, and +1000 via FanDuel Sportsbook and Bet365 USA. Tampa Bay’s current shortest odds are at +900 via BetMGM, FOXBet, and Borgata Online. Tampa Bay also saw its NFC title odds fade after Sunday’s loss. The Buccaneers are now third behind the Eagles and Packers at the +500 to +450 price range, depending on which of the top NFL sportsbooks you are looking at.

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