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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Open as Week 15 Betting Underdogs vs Panthers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

vs

Carolina Panthers
Sunday, December 14, 2014 1:00 PM ET
Bank of America Stadium

 

After beating New Orleans 41-10 on the road on Sunday, the Carolina Panthers are still in the hunt for the AFC South title despite having a 4-8-1 SU record.

Carolina hosts the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday and it will likely be without QB Cam Newton who was injured early in the weekend in car accident.

The Panthers are 9-1 SU and 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games as a home favorite and 7-2 ATS in their last nine divisional home games. Tampa Bay is just 2-7 ATS in its last nine divisional games and 2-13 SU and ATS in its last 15 games in the month of December.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to side with the Carolina Panthers in this one found them as -5.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 42 but both numbers will be on the move with the Newton news, so keep tabs on when the game goes back on the betting board.

Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 17-16 result in favor of the Buccaneers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Carolina Panthers sport a record of 4-8-1 and 7-6 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sit at 2-11 and 5-8 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 8-5 for the Panthers and 5-8 for the Buccaneers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Carolina vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Carolina Panthers at No. 26 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 27 heading into this contest.

How Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Carolina's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 20.69 PPG, against a Buccaneers defense that ranks No. 26 this week at 26.77 PPG. The Panthers aerial game is averaging 225.77 yards per game, less than the Buccaneers secondary allows through the air, 249.46 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers own the league's No. 19-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 111.29 yards per game when on the road. Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 29 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last gridiron battle, Vincent Jackson did much of the damage, producing 159 receiving yards but Tampa Bay managed to defeat the Buccaneers 34-17 at Ford Field.

 

In their last game, the Panthers got 3 passing scores out of Cam Newton en route to a 41-10 win over the Saints on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
Tampa Bay is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Carolina is 1-6-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Carolina's last 11 games
Carolina is 10-3-1 ATS in its last 14 games at home
Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay home to Green Bay, Sunday, December 21st
Carolina home to Cleveland, Sunday, December 21st

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