Panthers host Buccaneers in Week 11 action
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers Odds
The Tampa Bay Buccanneers will be looking for their fourth straight win both SU and ATS when they visit the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium Sunday. Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU and ATS over its last five games and 3-0 SU and ATS over its last three.
Tampa Bay has averaged 35.6 PPG over their last five games. The total has gone UNDER in six of the last eight games these two teams have played in Carolina.
Bettors who were going with the Panthers in this one found them listed as 1.5-point favorites on the betting line at 5Dimes. Totals bettors have seen that number set earlier in the week at 48 for Monday.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Panthers rated this week at No. 22 and the Buccaneers sitting at No. 9. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 29-18 result in favor of the Buccaneers this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 27-ranked offense (18.1 PPG) against a Buccaneers defense that ranks No. 18 at 23.2 PPG. The Panthers passing attack has averaged 225.2 yards per game, less than the Buccaneers give up through the air (321.3 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Buccaneers own the league's No. 2-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 73.5 yards per game when on the road. Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 20 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 34-24 result against the Chargers on November 11. The Buccaneers covered in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 58 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Buccaneers's last action saw them get a 2-TD performance from Josh Freeman as they handed San Diego a 34-24 loss at Raymond James Stadium.
The Panthers were a 36-14 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Broncos. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (50) made winners of OVER bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Greg Olsen did much of the damage, producing 102 receiving yards but Carolina managed to defeat the Panthers 36-14 at Bank of America Stadium.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the division are 4-6
Carolina Panthers Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the division are 3-7
A few Buccaneers at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing on the road against Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina's last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Carolina is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing Tampa Bay
Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay home to Atlanta, Sunday, November 25
Carolina at Philadelphia, Monday, November 26