Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers Online Football Betting Picks
The New Orleans Saints may currently lead the NFC South, but the Carolina Panthers might have something to say about that. Hot on the Saints trail, Carolina needs to maintain their winning ways to have a legitimate shot at usurping one of the hottest teams in the NFL. So, will they be able to get the job done in this online football betting Sunday’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers matchup? Let’s take a look at the sportsbook betting odds to find out.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers – Sunday, November 4th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
Online Football Betting Odds:
|Buccaneers||+6½ (-108)||54½ (-115)||+245|
|Panthers||-6½ (-112)||54½ (-105)||-300|
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) October 31, 2018
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
At 3-4, the Bucs are turning into one of the bigger disappointments in the NFL. Through the first couple weeks of the season, the Bucs looked like one of the most dynamic teams in the league. However, a Week 4 blowout at the hands of the Chicago Bears made Tampa Bay decide to switch out veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick for Jameis Winston. Unfortunately, Winston hasn’t really shown anything to merit a starting role in the NFL. Therefore, it’s not all that shocking to see Tampa Bay return to Fitzpatrick for this upcoming matchup. The question now is, which Fitzpatrick will we see this Sunday? Will it be the smoking hot veteran who threw for over 800 yards in his first two starts? Or will we see an ailing gunslinger who’s throwing more picks than touchdowns? The online football betting odds suggest the latter.
Players to Watch: Ryan Fitzpatrick (1,550 passing yards, 13 TD, 5 INT), Peyton Barber (345 rushing yards, 1 TD, 0 F), and Mike Evans (770 receiving yards, 4 TD, 46 REC).
The Panthers pounce into this Week 9 match sporting a 5-2 record that marks them as the 2nd best team in the division. The Saints are currently sitting on a 6-1 record, so Carolina can’t really afford to lose any games going forward. Luckily for them, the Bucs shouldn’t pose too much of a problem. Right now Tampa Bay is giving up a whopping 33.3 per game, so Newton should be able to find plenty of success at home this Sunday. Fitzpatrick returning to the starting lineup is a bit of a wild card, but the Panthers’ defense should be able to hold him off seeing as how they’re only giving up 21.7 points per game.
Players to Watch: Cam Newton (1,646 passing yards, 13 TD, 4 INT), Christian McCaffrey (423 rushing yards, 1 TD, 1 F), and Devin Funchess (401 receiving yards, 3 TD, 32 REC).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers Betting Predictions
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Carolina
- Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Carolina
- Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Carolina
- Carolina is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
- Carolina is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina’s last 8 games at home
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers matchup? All in all the Panthers are the safer bet here. They’ll be at home and are 4-1 in their last 5, suggesting that they bring plenty of momentum into this contest. The money line doesn’t offer much value here so you’ll be better off taking Carolina on the spread. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 36-27 Carolina.