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Week 17 NFL Odds: Panthers vs Bucs

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The Panthers are no longer perfect but there’s still plenty to play for as they can clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs with a victory over the Buccaneers on Sunday. The Panthers were simply outplayed by the Falcons in their first loss of the season, and after being a strong ATS bet for most of the season, they’ve been unable to cover the spread in three of their last four games.

Shark Bites
  • The Buccaneers are 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against the Panthers.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of the Panthers' last 16 games vs divisional opponents.
  • The Panthers are 9-0 ATS in their last nine games after consecutive ATS losses.

Tampa Bay has been on a serious slide since the end of November, going just 1-4 SU and ATS over their last five games. Despite averaging the seventh most yards per game this season (375.2), they rank in the bottom half of the league with just 22.1 points per games.

The teams met on October 4th, with the Panthers winning by a score of 37-23. Jameis Winston struggled in the game, throwing four interceptions—one of which was returned by Josh Norman for a touchdown.

The Bucs opened as 12 point underdogs, which is the third largest underdog they’ve been since 2010. It’s also the second highest favorites the Panthers have been since 2008.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Carolina Panthers in this one found them as -9.5-point favorites earlier in the week at [custom bodog-link], while the total was sitting at 47.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 32-18 win for the Panthers on Sunday. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Carolina Panthers have seen them go 14-1 and 10-5 ATS so far this season, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are at 6-9 and 7-8 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 8-7, while the Carolina Panthers are 9-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Carolina vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Carolina Panthers rated this week at No. 4 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sitting at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Carolina's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 30.8 PPG, against a Buccaneers defense that ranks No. 23 this week at 25.27 PPG. The Panthers aerial game is averaging 222.27 yards per game, less than the Buccaneers secondary allows through the air, 239 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers feature the league's No. 11-rated road run defense, allowing 100.29 yards per game. The Carolina Panthers, meanwhile, ranks No. 2 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Buccaneers's last action saw them get a 2-TD performance from Jameis Winston, but they were handed a 26-21 loss by Chicago at Raymond James Stadium.

In their last game, the Panthers were Week 16 losers coming out on the wrong end of 20-13 score against Atlanta.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games on the road
  • Carolina is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Carolina is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Carolina's last 13 games
  • Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

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