Free Week 16 Prediction: Buccaneers vs. Panthers NFL Odds
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NFL Handicapping Analysis: Week 16
(10-4) Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers (5-9)
Date: Sunday, December 26th, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
NFL Week 16 ATS Betting Lines: Buccaneers -10.5 | Panthers +10.5 (Bet Now!)
NFL Week 16 Moneyline Odds: Buccaneers -480 | Panthers +390
NFL Week 16 NFL Betting Total: O/U 44
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be on the road to take on the Carolina Panthers. The kickoff is set for 1:00 ET.
Both of these teams lost their games in week 15.
Tampa Bay started off as an 11 point favorite and that number is now down to 10.5. The total has gone from 48.5 to 44.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers have still had a very good season, but they can be had on any day. This is not a team that can just waltz in there and beat anyone. I think this comes to the surprise of some folks.
Tampa Bay got shut out by the New Orleans Saints on Sunday by a score of 9-0. That might have been the biggest surprise of the entire Sunday slight slate of games.
Not that the team cares, but this team can only afford one more loss in the regular season if their pre-season win total over will cash. The number was set back at 11.5 before the year started.
Tom Brady finished the day on Sunday going 26/48 for 214 yards with 1 pick. He played so poorly that he let his anger out on the Microsoft tablet on the sideline.
The defense did their job in the loss to the Saints. When you allow just three field goals you really ought to be able to win the ball game. With that said, it is hard to have success as a team when your offense gives you absolutely nothing.
After starting off the year pretty well, it has been a rough season for the Panthers. There cannot be too many happy folks inside their organization.
Carolina lost to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday by a score of 31-14. Before that game, it looked like it was going to be a bad matchup for them and that sure proved to be true.
When your quarterback play is as bad as it has been for this team all year long, you should not be surprised when you do not win many football games. They are going to have to find someone in the draft and hope that it works well.
In the loss to Buffalo, Cam Newton was 18/38 for 156 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 pick. He also ran the ball 15 times for 71 yards. I think it is fair to say that he has not been the answer since he has become a Panther this year.
The defense has been on-and-off and for them this year. Everyone was raving about them early on in the year, but they have not looked all that great lately.
NFL Betting Trends:
- The Buccaneers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The Buccaneers are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games.
- The Buccaneers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Carolina.
- The Buccaneers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road against Carolina.
- The Panthers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The Panthers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
- The total has gone over in 8 of Carolina’s last 11 games played in December.
4* Free Week 16 NFL Betting Prediction: Buccaneers -10.5
If we are being honest, the Buccaneers played like total crap in their last game. And yes I get that they had injuries, but they also have the greatest quarterback who ever walked planet Earth.
A major loss to them was Chris Godwin, who was one of Brady’s favorite targets. Some other folks are going to have to step up in a big way.
With all of that said, I do not feel that this team will have two bad games in a row. I look for them to make the adjustments and take care of their business when Sunday rolls around.
As far as the Panthers go, my biggest question is how they will be able to score. When you have Cam Newton as your quarterback, you cannot go into the game thinking you will score all that many points.
I know it may seem hard to have confidence in the Bucs after their performance from Sunday, but they are still a very talented team. I think they will find a rhythm and take care of Carolina.
Give me Tampa Bay laying the 10.5 on the road here.
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