Needing every win they can get to keep up with Atlanta and New Orleans in the AFC South, the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet in a key rivalry game Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
And this game shapes up as a battle between two of the worst Week 1 teams of the past decade. Carolina is 2-7 ATS and Tampa is 3-8 ATS.
Coming off of one of the best rookie campaigns for a quarterback ever, all eyes are on Cam Newton. Will he hit a sophomore slump or take his game to the next level? His Panthers are a 2.5-point road favorite at TopBet.
Carolina crushed Tampa Bay in both of their meetings last season, going 2-0 straight up and ATS and winning the two games by a combined score of 86-35.
Of note, the OVER is 7-1 the past 8 meetings between these teams in Tampa Bay. (Best OVER line, check out Bovada)