NFL Trade: Sportsbooks Adjust Buccaneers Super Bowl Odds, Add Gronkowski Props

Rob Gronkowski is officially a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, ending his retirement from the NFL to join Tom Brady in the Sunshine State.

The duo won three Super Bowls together in New England. Will they bring a Lombardi Trophy onto the pirate ship?

Though the 2020 NFL Draft is on the horizon, oddsmakers at legal US sportsbooks were quick to adjust the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl odds.

While DraftKings moved the Buccaneers odds from +1600 to +1200, PointsBet isn’t shying away from the Buccaneers hype. PointsBet has temporarily boosted Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl odds to +2000, daring sports bettors to bet on the new-look Buccaneers and taunting those who can’t (anyone outside of New Jersey, Indiana and Iowa, the three states where PointsBet operates).

To put those odds in perspective, as long as the two have been teammates, Brady and Gronkowski have never entered a season with longer than +1200 odds to win the Super Bowl. The +1200 odds were in Gronkowski’s rookie season, but the two have typically sat atop betting boards with closer to +600-800 odds.

Of course, that was with Bill Belichick as their head coach, not Bruce Arians.

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More Gronkowski and Bucs Betting odds

In addition to boosted Super Bowl odds, you can bet on touchdown and yardage props for Gronkowski, as well as who will be the receiver of Brady’s first regular-season touchdown as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer.

Gronkowski Over/Under: 5.5 Touchdowns, 750.5 Yards

PointsBet set Gronkowski’s Over/Under for touchdowns and yards at 5.5 (-115) and 750.5 (-115), respectively.

You can get a better price on Over 5.5 touchdowns (+120) at FanDuel Sportsbook, plus a middling opportunity between the two sportsbooks if you take Over 599.5 yards at FanDuel and Under 750.5 at PointsBet.

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Before Gronkowski’s early retirement, the tight end recorded 682 yards and three touchdowns through 13 games in 2018.

When healthy, Gronkowski has looked like arguably the best tight end in NFL history, reaching 1,000 yards in four of his nine previous seasons while recording at least eight touchdowns in six of those.

Gronkowski’s body hasn’t always been dependable, though, and is one of the reasons why he retired before turning 30.

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As always, Brady and Gronkowski are in it to win the Super Bowl and nothing less. If that means restricting Gronkowski’s workload and preserving him for the postseason, then so be it. However, playing in the NFC South, Gronkowski may have to make up for lost time if the Buccaneers want to take away Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints’ division crown, which Brees looks to wear for the fourth consecutive season.

The last time the Buccaneers won a division championship? 2007.

Oddsmakers at FanDuel still give the Saints the benefit of the doubt, making them -110 favorites to defend their division title compared to +160 for the Buccaneers despite the latter’s franchise-altering offseason moves.

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About the Author

  • Matt Schmitto (schmitto)

  • Matt Schmitto is the sports betting editor for RotoGrinders. He grew up in Texas, graduating from Texas Tech University. After a short stint in law school, Schmitto joined RotoGrinders as a staff writer in 2019 and is a contributor to Sports Handle and other sites in the US Bets network.

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