NFL betting history shows that Carolina has been very successful recently against Tampa Bay. The Panthers are 8-2 straight up and 7-3 versus the football betting number against Tampa Bay. At Tampa, the Panthers have absolutely owned the Bucs, winning the last five times straight up and against the spread according to NFL betting stats. Carolina has been a pretty good road underdog in recent seasons, hitting about 56% of the time since 2005 according to NFL betting numbers. Tampa has been a good home favorite though, although the numbers against Carolina are poor. The Bucs overall at home laying points are over 60% since 2005 according to NFL betting stats.
Carolina and Tampa Bay are likely to battle all season for the NFC South title and this will be the first of two meetings this season according to NFL betting information. The football betting trends definitely point to Carolina in this game but anything can happen in NFL betting. NFL betting experts know that the Panthers are very solid on offense with quarterback Jake Delhomme while the Bucs can also put points on the board with quarterback Brian Griese. Each team has a defense that can make plays an impact the NFL betting line. If all of that sounds like a very competitive matchup; it is. Strangely enough though, rarely are the games close. Seven of the last eight games between the two teams have seen one team winning by at least a touchdown according to NFL betting numbers.
If you are looking at the total in this game you might not find much to go on as the over and under have split the last ten meetings according to football betting stats. At Tampa though, four of the last five games have gone over the NFL betting total.
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