In a Sunday afternoon NFL game in Charlotte, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will travel to face the Carolina Panthers. After that, it’s a good idea to look at our NFL oddsseries, which is presented below and includes a Buccaneers-Panthers prediction and choice.
With a disappointing 3-3 record, Tampa Bay finds itself smack dab in the centre of the Tom Brady-Gisele conflict. Todd Bowles, who has a solid track record as a defensive coordinator, has replaced the semi-retired Bruce Arians. However, Tampa Bay continues to lead the NFC South.
Carolina, the first team in the league to fire its head coach, has had a terrible 1-5 record this year. Now that Steve Wilks, the former head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, is in charge for Carolina, he has lost his first game in that capacity. The Panthers’ season might already be lost.
Thanks to FanDuel, here are the NFL odds for the Buccaneers-Panthers game.
NFL Odds: Buccaneers-Panthers Odds
Buccaneers of Tampa Bay: -13.5 (-105)
Panthers of Carolina: +13.5 (-115)
Over: 38.5 (-114) (-114)
Under: 38.5 (-104)
Why The Buccaneers Could Cover The Spread
Although Tom Brady may not be happy with the performance of his teammates, Brady has been outstanding to begin the season. With eight touchdowns and just one interception for 1,652 yards, the veteran has completed 67 percent of his throws. The team’s leading rusher, Leonard Fournette, with 343 yards and a score. The team’s carries have been taken by Fournette 72% of the time. The only other rushing touchdown for the group was scored by Rachaad White. In addition, Fournette is the team’s top receiver with 32 catches for 232 yards and three touchdowns. With 358 receiving yards and three touchdowns on 24 catches, Mike Evans leads the club. Additionally, touchdown passes have been caught by Breshad Perriman and Russell Gage. Twenty-first in the league, Tampa Bay scores 20.2 points per game.
With a league-low 17.2 points allowed per game, Tampa Bay’s defence has been outstanding. Devin White is the team’s tackle leader with 48 stops, three sacks, four pass breakups, one forced fumble, and five tackles for a loss. With three sacks, Antoine Winfield Jr. is tied for first place on the squad. Jamel Dean has the most interceptions on the squad with two, while the other four Bucs each have one. Mike Edwards scored a touchdown after returning his interception.
Why The Panthers Could Cover The Spread
Due to injuries to Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, and PJ Walker, Carolina is shorthanded at quarterback. In their defeat against Los Angeles, Jacob Eason made a brief appearance and finished 3-5 with an interception. Walker will serve as the official starter in week seven. Walker has thrown for 120 yards in his two games with no touchdowns or picks. With 393 rushing yards, two touchdowns, and 33 receptions for 277 yards, Christian McCaffrey is the team’s top receiver. It makes sense why people will want to trade for him. Carolina is in 27th place with 17.2 points per game scored.
Carolina ranks 23rd in the conference in scoring defence, holding opponents to 24.3 points per game. Shaq Thompson has made the most tackles on the club with 39, including two for a loss. With four sacks and six tackles for loss, Brian Burns leads the team. Carolina has accumulated nine sacks so far this year. Four different Panthers have intercepted passes, and Donte Jackson and Frankie Luvu both returned their picks for touchdowns.
Final Buccaneers-Panthers Prediction & Pick
Given the quarterback issue in Carolina, this decision is practically a no-brainer.
Final prediction and wager for the Buccaneers-Panthers game: Tampa Bay -13.5 (-105), over 38.5 (-114)
Buccaneers vs. Panthers prediction, odds, and selection for Sunday, October 23, 2022 in the NFL first published on ClutchPoints.