Buccaneers vs. Panthers Odds
Carolina is 8-3 on the season, 4-1 at home and 7-4 against the spread. Tampa Bay is 3-8 overall, 1-4 on the road and 5-6 against the spread. Carolina has won three of its last five against Tampa Bay.
Trends show that the favorite is 10-2 against the spread in the last 12 games in this series. These two have hit the over in 5 of their last 6 meetings but have hit the under in 9 of their last 13 meetings in Carolina.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Panthers are favored at home, as they have odds of -8.5 points against the Buccaneers. The over/under total for the game has been set at 41.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Panthers favored by 10. The spread has quickly fallen back to 8.5. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 41.5 points.
Carolina is coming off a 20-16 win at Miami last week. The Panthers have now won seven straight games since starting 1-3. The team’s last three wins have been by four points or less. Carolina’s defense is holding opponents to just 297.4 yards per game, while the offense is posting 318.8 yards per game. Cam Newton has thrown for 2,353 yards and 17 touchdowns while rushing for 479 yards and five scores. The defense is being led by Thomas Davis, who has 89 tackles, four sacks, one interception and seven pass deflections.
Tampa Bay is coming off a 24-21 win at Detroit last week. The Bucs have now won three straight since starting 0-8. Tampa Bay is posting only 303.3 yards per game this season, while allowing 346.1 yards per game. Mike Glennon has had a decent season at quarterback. He has thrown for 1,782 yards and 13 touchdowns this year with just four interceptions while Vincent Jackson has 58 catches for 888 yards and five touchdowns. Lavonte David is leading the Tampa defense with 99 tackles, five sacks and two interceptions.
In terms of Injuries, Carolina linebacker Chase Blackburn (foot) and defensive end Charles Johnson (knee) are both questionable. Tampa Bay cornerback Darrelle Revis (groin) and linebacker Mason Foster (shoulder) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Buccaneers, as Tampa Bay is getting 65% of the wagers with odds of +8.5 points at Carolina on Sunday.