Panthers vs. Bucs Free Pick
NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Panthers are 6.5-point favorites over the Bucs, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 40 points. Carolina enters play with a 3-3 overall record and is 1-2 on the road, while Tampa Bay is 0-6 overall and 0-3 at home.
Line Movement: The Panthers opened as 6.5-point favorites and that's where the current line sits, while the over/under total opened at 39 and has been bet up to 40 points.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 74% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Panthers. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL Free Pick: Take Tampa Bay. According to latest NFL trends, the Panthers are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games in Week 8 and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
The Panthers are clearly the better team but are they worthy of being 6.5-point road favorites in a primetime game? The Buccaneers were competitive with the Falcons last Sunday and rookie quarterback Mike Glennon is seemingly getting more comfortable running the Buccaneers' offense. Even with Doug Martin out, Tampa Bay's defense should be able to keep the team in the game tonight, especially with how inconsistent Cam Newton and Carolina's offense has been this season.
2013 NFL WEEK 8 FREE PICK: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS +6.5