The Panthers are about a touchdown favorite in the game even though starting quarterback Jake Delhomme may not play. Then again, the Panthers may be better in NFL betting without Delhomme.
Bet on football results had the Bucs losing to Atlanta 20-17 last week although they did cover the spread. The Bucs nearly won the game outright but gave up a last second TD to the Falcons who were playing with backup quarterback Chris Redman. "We were a 1-9 team and now we're a 1-10 team," Morris said. "It's never a step forward when you lose." Josh Freeman was 20 of 29 for 250 yards for Tampa Bay.
The Panthers lost another bet on football game last week in which they did nothing on offense. The Jets beat them 17-6 "It wasn't good," Delhomme said, "There's no other way to put it. We didn't run it well. We certainly didn't throw it well." Delhomme was awful again as he was 14 of 34 for 130 yards and he threw four interceptions.
The bet on football trends really don’t favor either side in this game.
The Buccaneers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
The Buccaneers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in December.
The Buccaneers are 2-6 vs. the bet on football line in their last 8 meetings at Carolina.
The Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an NFL betting favorite.
The Panthers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
The Panthers have at least a few things that are positive in NFL betting.
The Panthers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. the NFC.
The Panthers are 6-1 in NFL betting in their last 7 games in December.
The Panthers are 5-1 vs. bet on football odds in their last 6 vs. the NFC South.
Eight of the last nine Tampa Bay games in December have gone over the total. Divisional games for Tampa have been going under as six of their last eight have gone under. On the road though, the Bucs go over the total. 12 of their last 17 road games have gone over. Six of the last seven Carolina divisional games have gone over. At home though, the Panthers have been going under. 15 of their last 21 home games have gone under the bet on football total. Four of the last five in this series have gone under the total.