Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Online NFL Betting Odds
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The 2018 online NFL betting season continues this weekend with an intriguing Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFC South matchup. The Panthers have hit a late-season hiccup and are in dire need of a rebound in order to secure a Wild Card berth. The Bucs on the other hand, don’t have much of a shot of cracking this year’s postseason but will still be vying to spoil their rivals day. So what kind of outcome are the NFL legal betting odds anticipating?
Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Sunday, December 2nd
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
The Panthers pounce into this Week 13 contest flashing a 6-5 record that pegs them as the 2nd best team in the NFC South. With the 10-1 New Orleans Saints leading the division, it’s pretty clear that Carolina will not be winning the South in 2018. However, currently in the running for a Wild Card berth, the Panthers can lock up a spot in the playoffs with a solid finish to the season. Unfortunately for Carolina, the franchise is currently riding a3-game losing streak and won’t be receiving any favors from Tampa Bay this Sunday. Judging by the online NFL betting odds, there’s no guarantee that Carolina pulls off this victory. Although the Panthers dominated the Bucs the first time they met 42-28, Carolina will now have to do so on the road. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear this will be a tough matchup. Right now the Panthers are scoring 26.1 per game and giving up 25.6. For comparison the Bucs are scoring 26.7 but giving up 30.7. At the end of the day both teams have suspect defenses so it will be up to their offenses to get the job done.
Players to Watch: Cam Newton (2,699 passing yards, 22 TD, 7 INT), Christian McCaffrey (757 rushing yards, 5 TD, 2 F), and Christian McCaffrey (608 receiving yards, 5 TD, 71 REC).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs swim into this weekend’s action sporting a 4-7 record that pegs them as one of the worst teams in the division. Nevertheless, Tampa Bay is feeling pretty good about this weekend’s matchup. This is because they’re coming off a 27-9 win over the 49ers and are still riding high on emotion. Although the Bucs are 2-8 in their last 10 against Carolina, the Panthers have enough defensive issues for Tampa Bay to take advantage of this weekend.
Players to Watch: Ryan Fitzpatrick (2,366 passing yards, 17 TD, 12 INT), Peyton Barber (590 rushing yards, 3 TD, 0 F), and Mike Evans (1,073 receiving yards, 5 TD, 62 REC).
Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Predictions
Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Picks
So which side should cell phone betting fans take in Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers matchup? All things considered, the Bucs at home seem like an alright pick. The Panthers are in a slump right now and the Bucs will be playing at home, thus taking a shot at those upset odds can be quite lucrative. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 36-28 Tampa Bay.