Online Football Betting Vying to Get a Glimpse at the BucsPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
Online football betting continues this week as NFL sportsbook players prepare to bet on Week 2’s enticing action. Week 1’s results have made it abundantly clear that NFL betting sites can expect unpredictability out of the NFL once more. Despite the chaotic element, betting on NFL games has never been more enticing.
With the Pats losing their season opener, many NFL betting fans feel like the landscape across the league could be changing. Could we see some changes in the NFC North or even the NFC South? This Sunday’s contest between the Chicago Bears and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could help gives us an answer to that burning question. Let’s take a look at what the bookmakers have to say about it.
Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Sunday, September 17th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
Online Football Betting Odds:
Chicago Bears +6 (-110) 43 (-110)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -6 (-110) 43 (-110)
The Chicago Bears are coming off a 3-13 season that saw the once-great franchise finish last in the NFC North. It’s been 6 seasons since the Bears have qualified for the postseason, and judging by their current lineup it’s looking like Chicago will miss out once again this season. Especially since it’s not even Week 2 and the Bears are already at the bottom of the NFC North.
Chicago opened up their 2017 season by facing the Atlanta Falcons at home. The Bears were hopeful that the home field advantage might give them an edge over the reigning NFC champions, but that couldn’t have been further from the truth.
Nonetheless, at the very least the Bears were able to hang with the Falcons, which is enough to get their fans excited about this year’s squad. The Bears were able to gain 301 total yards on offense while allotting 372 yards to the Falcons. Mike Glennon made the start at quarterback over the Bears’ 1st round draft pick, Mitch Trubisky, and the veteran handled himself rather well. Glennon finished the day with 213 yards, a touchdown and an 86.8 passer rating.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming off a 9-7 season that saw the franchise finish 2nd in the NFC South. As of right now, online football betting sites have the Bucs finishing 2nd in the division. However, it won’t be easy to get that finish since the Bucs share a division with the Atlanta Falcons, the Carolina Panthers, and Drew Brees.
This game might be harder to predict than any other Week 2 matchup, for no other reason than the fact that the Bucs have yet to play in the 2017 season. The Bucs were scheduled to face the Miami Dolphins this past Sunday in Miami. However, the weather had a different idea as the inclement climate forced the NFL to reschedule the contest.
So, as of right now, no one knows what kind of talent Tampa Bay brings to the table. Hopefully we’ll find out this Sunday.