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Carolina Panthers Face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Week 1 NFL Odds and Pick

Carolina Panthers


Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday, September 07, 2014 4:25 PM ET
Raymond James Stadium


The Carolina Panthers have lost each of their last five season-opening games SU and have gone 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Week 1 contests on the NFL betting lines as they take on the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon.

For totals bettors the UNDER has managed to pay off on the NFL betting lines in nine of the last 11 season-opening games for the Buccaneers, who sat in the NFC South division basement last season with a 4-12 record.

The Panthers, who went 12-4 to win the NFC South last season, have picked up the SU win in eight of their last 11 games in Tampa Bay.

The Panthers are 7-1 SU, 6-2 ATS past eight divisional games and 7-1 ATS past eight as road underdogs.

Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those siding with the visitors in this matchup saw the Carolina Panthers open as 3-point favorites, but the spread swung around to 1-point chalk for the Bucs at shops such as Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line for the betting matchup was at 39.5 over at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 25-13 result in favor of the Panthers on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Carolina Panthers have seen them go 12-5 and 9-7-1 ATS so far this season, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are at 4-12 and 6-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Buccaneers are 8-8, while the Panthers are 5-12. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Carolina injuries news.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 26 and the Carolina Panthers at No. 9 heading into this contest.

How Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers No. 30-ranked offense (18 PPG) against a Carolina Panthers defense that ranks No. 2 at 15.53 PPG. The Buccaneers passing attack has averaged 176.25 yards per game, less than the Panthers give up through the air (212.82 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Carolina Panthers feature the league's No. 2-rated road run defense, allowing 83 yards per game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, meanwhile, ranks No. 17 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Carolina was a 23-10 loser in its last match at home against the 49ers. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 33 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Ted Ginn Jr. hauled in 4 passes for 104 yards against the San Francisco defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 23-10 loss against the 49ers on Sunday.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 42-17 loser on the road against the Saints. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (59) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Odds Trends

Carolina is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Carolina is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Carolina's last 10 games
Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Carolina home to Detroit, Sunday, September 14th
Tampa Bay home to St. Louis, Sunday, September 14th