The Bucs couldn’t pull out the win last week against Atlanta but they are still a much improved team this season. Gamblers making an NFL bet want nothing to do with the Panthers so the Bucs should get a lot of love from gamblers this week.
Tampa Bay -6.5, total 35.5 at Sbg global
The Buccaneers have already beaten the Panthers once this season and there is no reason to think it will be any different on Sunday. Quarterback Josh Freeman threw two touchdowns in Week 2 as the Bucs beat the Panthers and that was when Carolina still had hope.
Carolina’s Offense is Sickening
The Panthers are considering starting Tony Pike at quarterback this week. That is what it has come down to for the Panthers. Matt Moore is out for the season with an injury and rookie Jimmy Clausen has been terrible. It just goes to show how overrated Mel Kiper Jr. is when it comes to evaluating talent. Kiper ran his mouth for weeks about how great Clausen would be and how he should have been draft higher. I guess NFL teams knew more than Kiper because Clausen is not an NFL quarterback. The Panthers lost Jonathan Stewart to concussion last week so now they have no running game either. The team can’t pass and they can’t run. If that sounds hopeless; it is.
NFL Wagering Online Trends
The Panthers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. the NFC South. The Panthers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on grass. The Buccaneers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November. The concern if you like the Bucs is that they are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite and that they are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings against Carolina in Tampa Bay but there is no way you can like the Panthers.
The Bucs are the play here but the under may also be worth a look in NFL wagering online. The Under is 5-0 in the Panthers last 5 vs. the NFC South. The Under is 4-1 in the Panthers last 5 games in November. The Under is 5-2 in the Panthers last 7 road games. The Under is 7-1 in the Buccaneers last 8 vs. the NFC South. The Under is 6-1 in the Buccaneers last 7 home games.