NFL gambling odds handicappers have been somewhat surprised by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they have shown solid improvement with the NFL gambling lines.
Tampa Bay will host Carolina Sunday in a NFC South Division matchup on FOX that is set to kickoff at 1:05 PM ET. Be sure and check Sports-Gambling for the side and total odds and to open an account for all of the football action on the board this weekend.
Carolina has a football gambling record of 1-7 straight up and 2-6 against the spread as 6 of their games have gone under the total. The Panthers are in last place in the NFC South and are coming off a 34-3 home loss to New Orleans.
Carolina has covered just 1 of 3 road games this year and ranks dead last in total offense, passing, and scoring while the defense ranks 22nd for points allowed. Dissention has hit the Carolina front office as head coach John Fox has been critical of the team’s personnel department and what he claims to be a lack of talent.
Tampa Bay has a NFL betting record of 5-3 both straight up and against the spread as they have an even 4-4 split on over/unders this year. The Bucs have covered just 1 of their 4 home games while going under the total 3 times as a host. Tampa Bay is in 3rd place in the NFC South but very much in playoff contention for a wild card spot.
The Bucs are coming off a 27-21 loss at Atlanta last week although they did get the money as 10 point dogs. Tampa Bay ranks 21st for total offense and 25th for total defense.
Quarterback Josh Freeman is having a far better 2nd season as the starter after a rough rookie campaign last year and that has been the main reason for the overall improvement of the team.
The Bucs have paid out in just 2 of their last 15 home games. Tampa Bay has beaten the NFL gambling odds in 5 of their last 7 home games against Carolina while the series has gone over the total 5 consecutive times at Tampa Bay.