Bucs vs. Panthers Free Pick

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CHARLOTTE, NC (The Spread) – The Panthers are red-hot but the Bucs have won three straight games. Will Carolina cover as an 8.5-point favorite today at 1:00PM ET?

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NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Panthers are 7.5-point favorites over the Buccaneers, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 41.5 points. Tampa Bay is 3-8 overall and 1-4 on the road, while Carolina is 8-3 overall and 4-1 at home.

Line Movement: The Panthers opened as 8.5-point favorites and that's where the line currently sits at most online sports books. As for the total, it opened at 41 and has been bet up to 41.5.

Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 56% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Bucs. 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.

KEY NFL BETTING TRENDS: The favorite is 10-2 against the spread in the last 12 meetings between these two teams. The Panthers are also 5-0 against the spread in their last five games versus NFC opponents, 4-0 ATS in their last four games versus NFC South rivals, and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. They're 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games ATS versus a team with a losing record, 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games in Week 13. The Bucs, meanwhile, are 2-7 against the number in their last nine games in December and 1-4 ATS in their last five games in December.

2013 NFL WEEK 13 FREE PICK: CAROLINA PANTHERS -8.5

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