Free Week 16 NFL Prediction: Buccaneers vs. Panthers NFL Odds
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NFL Week 16 Handicapping
(4-10) Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers (10-4)
Date: Sunday, September 24th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Week 16 ATS Betting Lines: Carolina Panthers -10.5
NFL Week 16 Moneyline Odds: OFF
Week 16 NFL Betting Total: 46.5
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We have reached week 16 of the college football season and most games have some playoff implications with them.
That is the case in this game at Bank of America Stadium.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers make the trip to Carolina to take on the Panthers. Carolina won the first meeting between these two teams 17-3.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Coming into this season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a very popular pick to really challenge at the top of the NFC, but coming into this game they haven’t even been able to compete in their own division.
They come into this game having lost four games in a row, and eight of their last ten games. Now they have dealt with a bunch of injuries this year, but even with those injuries to only win four games all year has been a disappointment to say the least.
Now each of their last two games they have lost by identical scores of 24-21, so they have been able to keep them close, but moral victories aren’t enough for this fan base.
For the Buccaneers the offense has been a struggle all year. They come into this game having scored only 20.4 points per game.
Quarterback Jameis Winston has been decent this year, but he is still making a lot of mistakes that you would expect out of a rookie, not a guy who has been in the league a few years.
To win this game a couple of things are going to need to happen. They need to get out to a fast start on offense, and they also can’t let Cam Newton scramble out of the pocket and hurt them with their legs.
This game will probably be a little higher scoring, but the last thing they want for this game is to get into a track meet, because if that happens they will have a really hard time winning.
On the other side of this match up is the Carolina Panthers who still have a lot of to play for, and could move all the way up to the second seed by seasons end if they win the final two games and get some help.
If they lose this game though that could make them be a wild card team, and seal their fate of playing on the opening weekend of the playoffs.
The Panthers come into this game playing some really good football. They have won two games in a row and six of the last seven games.
In each of the last two games they have beat the Packers and the Vikings by identical 31-24 scores.
The offense has played well in those game,s but the fact they let up 24 points in each of the two games has to be at least a bit concerning.
This would be a very good game for the defense though to lock in on that side of the ball and really force their way around.
On the offensive side of the ball, they just need to play their game. They need to take care of the football, and they will be fine.
NFL Betting Trends:
- TB are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 vs. NFC.
- Over is 7-1 in TB last 8 road games.
- TB are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- CAR are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NFC South.
- Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
- Under is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings in Carolina.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Panthers -10.5
The better team in this match up is the Panthers and it will show from early on.
NFL Free Week 16 Score Prediction: Carolina 31 – Tampa Bay 17
Cam Newton is going to have a huge game and that will lead to a win and a cover of the spread.
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