Week 14 of the NFL Regular Season concludes tonight with a battle for first place in the NFC South on the line when the Carolina Panthers host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football. Let’s take a look at the odds, point spread, over under total, trends injuries and hand out a prediction for tonight’s matchup.
Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have made the Panthers as a 3-point favorite.
Over/Under Total: 38
Public Betting Information:
Public betting information shows that 56% of bettors favor the Panthers -3 tonight.
Top Betting Trends:
All games in this series since 1992
CAROLINA is 10-6 against the spread versus TAMPA BAY since 1992
CAROLINA is 9-7 straight up against TAMPA BAY since 1992
11 of 16 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games over the last 3 seasons
TAMPA BAY is 3-2 against the spread versus CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons
CAROLINA is 3-2 straight up against TAMPA BAY over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
All games played at CAROLINA since 1992
CAROLINA is 5-3 against the spread versus TAMPA BAY since 1992
CAROLINA is 4-4 straight up against TAMPA BAY since 1992
7 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games played at CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons.
CAROLINA is 1-1 against the spread versus TAMPA BAY over the last 3 seasons
CAROLINA is 1-1 straight up against TAMPA BAY over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
[DE] Gaines Adams injured last game, "?" - Hip - 12/01/08
[DT] Jovan Haye is downgraded to expected to miss - Knee - 12/01/08
[WR] Maurice Stovall IR - Hamstring - 11/12/08
[RB] Earnest Graham IR - Knee - 11/17/08
[FB] Byron Storer IR - Knee - 10/13/08
[QB] Brian Griese is out indefinitely - Elbow - 11/19/08
[LB] Geno Hayes IR - Knee - 11/19/08
[LB] Adam Seward missed last game, "?" - Ankle - 11/30/08
[LB] Dan Connor IR - Knee - 09/22/08
[RB] Jonathan Stewart injured last game, "?" - Hamstring - 12/01/08
[WR] Ryne Robinson IR - Knee - 10/08/08
TheSpread.com betting matchup advantage:
TheSpread.com betting matchup advantage has the Bucs as a 1-point favorite, which is understandable considering they stomped the Panthers in Tampa earlier in the season and have one of the best defenses in the league. But one thing that has been consistent in the ultra-competitive NFC South is that road teams have little success in division games. The road team in NFC South head to head matchups is 0-9 straight up this year. We’re not going to buck the trend here and we’ll take the Panthers in a close, physical matchup. We predict the Panthers over the Bucs 21-17.
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Posted: 12/8/08 2:20 PM ET