Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds
Carolina broke a 12-game road losing skid last week and look for two in a row as they visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 13 NFL betting.
While the road pattern works against them, so does the role as underdog. The Panthers have lost 15 in a row SU as underdog and they 2-8 ATS past 10 as a road underdog.
Not that Tampa has been a money machine as a home favorite. In their past 13 home games in December, they are a pitiful 2-11 ATS and 3-10 SU. Of note, the OVER is 7-1 past 8 meetings between the Bucs and Panthers at Tampa Bay.
Sportsbooks have set the Buccaneers as 3.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total is listed at 48.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 18.1 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 31 this week at 27.7 PPG. The Buccaneers aerial game is averaging 238.5 yards per game, more than the Panthers secondary allows through the air, 232.6 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Panthers feature the league's No. 29-rated road run defense, allowing 152.6 yards per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, ranks No. 25 in rushing offense at home.
The Panthers were a 27-19 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Colts. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites, while the total score (46) made winners of OVER bettors. DeAngelo Williams scored twice in Carolina's most recent game, earning a 27-19 win over Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 23-17 loser as they battled the Titans on the road. The Buccaneers failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 40 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Last time we saw the Buccaneers, they had no answer for $WinningRB as the Titans rolled to a 23-17 victory at LP Field.
Carolina Panthers Trends:
When playing in December are 5-5
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing within the division are 2-8
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trends:
When playing in December are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the division are 5-5
A few Panthers at Buccaneers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games on the road
Carolina is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Carolina is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing at home against Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Carolina
Carolina home to Atlanta, Sunday, December 11
Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, Sunday, December 11