Bucs vs. Panthers Week 11 Odds
CHARLOTTE, NC (The Spread) – NFC South rivals clash in Carolina on Sunday when the Panthers host the red-hot Buccaneers at 1:00PM ET.
TAMPA BAY: The Buccaneers stayed red-hot last Sunday when they beat the Chargers 34-24 as a 3-point home favorite. They’ve now won three straight and four of their last five games since starting the season 1-3. They’ve also covered the spread in their straight and four of their last five, including twice as a road underdog. At 5-4 the Bucs have an opportunity to challenge for a wild card spot in the NFC if they continue to win. Josh Freeman leads the team with 2,257 passing yards, while Doug Martin has a team-high 862 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. Tampa is now 7-2 against the spread, while the over is 7-2 in the team’s first nine games, including in six straight.
CAROLINA: The Panthers’ dreadful season continued last Sunday with an ugly 36-14 loss to the Broncos. They’ve now lost six of their last seven games, although they have covered in two of their last three. Cam Newton continues to struggle with turnovers and poor decision-making, although he does lead the team with 2,143 passing yards and 354 rushing yards. Carolina is now a putrid 2-7 on the year and 4-5 against the spread, while the under has covered in five of the team’s first nine games.
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Bucs are 1-point favorites versus the Panthers while the over/under total is currently sitting at 49 points. Tampa Bay is 5-4 overall and 2-2 on the road, while Carolina is 2-7 overall and 1-4 at home.
TRENDS: The favorite is 8-2 against the spread in the last 10 meetings between these two teams, while the under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Carolina. The Buccaneers are also 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 trips to Carolina.