The game between the Carolina Panthers (4-1, 3-1-1 ATS) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-2, 4-1 ATS) will kick off on Sunday at 1:00 pm. These teams split their pair of meeting last year with the Bucs winning 20-7 in Tampa Bay and the Panthers winning 31-23 in Carolina.
The Panthers have dominated this series since 2003 though, going 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in their L/10 clashes. Without a doubt, one of the pleasant surprises in the NFL this year is the Carolina Panthers. HC John Fox has his troops playing incredibly well since suffering a loss to Minnesota.
Last week, the Panthers crushed Kansas City 34-0. Carolina made a mockery of the football betting line, who only favored them by 9.5-points. NFL betting fans that backed Carolina had to be pleased with the efforts of RBs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, who combined to carry the ball 39 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns.
The Panthers forced three turnovers and sacked Kansas City quarterbacks a total of three times. The Bucs suffered a 16-13 loss in Denver over the weekend, but their NFL betting fans made out like bandits when they found the backdoor as 3.5-point underdogs per the closing football betting line.
They looked done for when the Broncos took a 16-6 lead with 12:24 to go, but backup QB Jeff Garcia, who replaced the injured Brian Griese, hooked up with Ike Hilliard for the game-covering score late in the 4th. The bright spot to the offense for Tampa Bay was the running game.
Earnest Graham ran for 74 yards, while Warrick Dunn chipped in with another 59. The Bucs rushing attack ranks 9th in the NFL at 134.8 yards per game. Sports-Gambling.com now has Tampa Bay listed as one-point home chalks against Carolina with the ‘total’ sitting at 37.
The Panthers are one of the hottest betting teams in the NFL going 6-1-1 ATS in their L/8 outings, and they’ve dominated division opponents ATS cashing tickets in 7 of their L/10 NFC South battles. Consider adding Carolina to your NFL betting card this weekend.