Free NFL Prediction: Panthers vs Buccaneers NFL Odds
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(6-9) Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-7)
Date: Sunday January 1st
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: US Bank Stadium Minneapolis, Minnesota
ATS Betting Lines: Tampa Bay -6
NFL Moneyline Odds: OFF
NFL Betting Total: 46.5
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Two teams who will be likely watching the postseason from home meet in Week 17 when the Panthers take on the Buccaneers.
While Carolina is eliminated, Tampa Bay needs a whole lot and then some to find themselves with a Wild Card spot.
The Carolina Panthers have been one of the most disappointing teams this season.
The Panthers come in off a loss in Atlanta as their defense was once again a no show. The Falcons hung 33 points on them as Carolina fell 33-16.
The defense was torched by the run, which they’ll probably see a lot of here.
Carolina allowed the Bucs to rack up 119 yards on the ground back in Week 5, when Tampa Bay took them down 17-14.
Look for Newton to also have to step his game up. He completed just 18 of his 43 passes last week as he simply hasn’t had any sort of consistency this season.
Carolina is 3-0 SU and ATS in their last 3 visits.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are essentially eliminated from playoff contention, but with the help of a lot of teams, including a tie needed mixed in there, they have the smallest of hope.
However, rebounding from last weeks loss and finishing this season on a high note is extremely important.
Tampa Bay fell to New Orleans 31-24 on Saturday, as they allowed 417 total yards in the loss.
Returning home might be just what this team needs, as they’ve won 3 straight there after starting the season off 0-4.
Look for Jameis Winston to really air the ball out. The Panthers are giving up 273.5 pass yards per game this season and Winston has plenty of targets out wide, including his main target WR Mike Evans.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in January.
- Panthers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games in Week 17.
- Panthers are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
- Buccaneers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC.
- Buccaneers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
- Buccaneers are 11-23 ATS in their last 34 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Carolina +6
This is a lot of points to lay against a Carolina team that is still playing for some pride this season.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 27- Carolina 26
Expect a close game here as this one is decided real late.
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