NFL gambling expectations remain low for the Carolina Panthers, who did little to alter their status of an also-ran in their football gambling kickoff last week.
The Panthers will host the Bucs on Sunday. Check Sports-Gambling for both the side and total odds and open an account for all of the action. Kickoff is at 1:05 PM Eastern Time.
The Carolina Panthers failed to cover the NFL odds last week in an 18-31 loss to the New York Giants as 5.5 road dogs as the game soared over the total. It was a bad beginning for quarterback Matt Moore’s first season as the full time starter as he had to leave the game with a concussion.
Head coach John Fox expects Moore to see action this week although his status was “day-to-day.” Fox wants to stick with Moore despite his 3 interceptions thrown in the red zone last week. The defense may have been even worse as it allowed 378 total yards to the Giants.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers scored a 17-14 NFL bet win over the Cleveland Browns as 2.5-point home chalks with the game staying under the number. The win was a much needed shot in the arm for a rebuilding and young Tampa Bay team along with 2nd year head coach Raheem Morris.
Quarterback Josh Freeman won plenty of respect and praise for playing through a thumb injury to his throwing hand while commanding the win. “It was a real gutsy performance in my opinion for Josh Freeman,” said Bucs offensive coordinator Greg Olson. “He came out and played with pain.
It’s a credit to him and his will to play and his toughness.” Freeman’s 33-yard touchdown pass to Michael Spurlock proved to be the difference in the game. Freeman completed 60 percent of his passes for 182 yards and 2 TD’s.
Carolina has covered the spread in13 out of their last 18 matchups with Tampa Bay including 6 out of their last 9 head to head NFL gambling matchups at home with the Bucs. Tampa Bay has gotten the money in 4 out of their last road games with 4 of those games going over the total.
Carolina has paid out in 4 out of their last 5 home games with 4 of those games going over the total.