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Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick and Preview

Chris Godwin

NFC South Divisional Matchup

Point Spread: Buccaneers -5.5 | Total Points: 37

This week, the Panthers will look to snap their current four-game losing streak with a victory over the Buccaneers. Heading into action, the team has a below .500 record of 1-10. After their 17-10 loss to the Titans, the Panthers are looking to bounce back in week 13. The Panthers had a 7-point loss, resulting in a defeat on their ATS record. They were 3.5-point underdogs going into the game. In their most recent game, the over/under line was 35.5 points. By combining for 27 points, the under hit.

Coming in with a record of 4-7, the Buccaneers are looking to pick up a win and break their two-game losing streak. The Buccaneers played on the road vs. the Colts in week 12, but they came up short, losing by a score of 27-20. With a 7-point loss, the Buccaneers added a loss to their ATS record as well. They were 2.5-point underdogs prior to the game. The over hit in their most recent game, as the Colts and Buccaneers combined for 47 points. The over/under line was 44.5.

Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers History

In the two head-to-head matchups last season, the Panthers and Buccaneers each picked up one win apiece. Together, the Panthers and Buccaneers averaged 39 points per game and had an over/under record of 1-1. Against the spread, they each went 1-1. The Buccaneers had the edge in terms of offensive yards last season, averaging 400 yards of offense compared to the Panthers at 371.5.

Over the last three times that the Buccaneers have hosted the Panthers, they have gone 2-1. In the last five head-to-head games between the Panthers and Buccaneers, the average combined point total is 48 points per game. The over/under record in these matchups is 3-2.

Notable Injuries

Carolina Panthers

  • Shaq Thompson – Leg (Out)
  • Henry Anderson – Foot (Out)
  • Justin Houston – Hamstring (Out)
  • Tarik Cohen – Hamstring (Out)
  • Vonn Bell – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Hayden Hurst – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Austin Corbett – Knee (Out)
  • Cade Mays – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Brady Christensen – Bicep (Out)
  • Dicaprio Bootle – Knee (Out)
  • Tommy Tremble – Hip (Questionable)
  • Jaycee Horn – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Laviska Shenault Jr. – Ankle (Out)
  • Giovanni Ricci – Shoulder (Out)
  • Jeremy Chinn – Quad (Questionable)
  • Yetur Gross-Matos – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • DJ Johnson – Neck (Questionable)
  • Derek Wright – Knee (Out)
  • Chandler Wooten – Ankle (Out)
  • Luiji Vilain – Knee (Out)
  • Chandler Zavala – Knee (Out)
  • Claudin Cherelus – Knee (Out)
  • Taylor Moton – Rest/knee (Questionable)
  • Marquis Haynes Sr. – Back (Questionable)
  • Xavier Woods – Thigh (Questionable)
  • Jonathan Mingo – Achilles (Questionable)
  • Nash Jensen – Back (Questionable)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Chris Godwin – Neck (Questionable)
  • Mike Greene – Calf (Questionable)
  • Silas Dzansi – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Carlton Davis III – Ankle (Probable)
  • SirVocea Dennis – Illness (Questionable)
  • Devin White – Foot (Questionable)
  • Yaya Diaby – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Rakim Jarrett – Quad (Out)
  • Russell Gage – Knee (Out)
  • Jamel Dean – Ankle/foot (Questionable)
  • Lavonte David – Groin (Questionable)
  • Ryan Jensen – Knee (Out)

Keys To Victory: Carolina Panthers

Quarterback Bryce Young will try to lead the Panthers to a win despite being 5.5-point underdogs on the road. As a team, Carolina is averaging 15.7 points per game, placing them 25th in the NFL. For the season, Young is averaging 187 passing yards per game through the air. This figure has him sitting 27th among quarterbacks. Young comes in with a passer rating of 74.9 and is averaging 8.7 yards per completion. Adam Thielen has been targeted 100 times this season and has caught 77 passes. He comes into the game with a total of 728 receiving yards. In terms of rushing, the Panthers are averaging 24.3 rushing attempts per game, placing them 26th for rushing yards. They have an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt.

Keys To Victory: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On offense, the Buccaneers are at 19.3 points per game, putting them 20th in the NFL. With a passer rating of 91.6, Baker Mayfield is 23rd at the position. This figure has come while throwing for 2588 yards and 17 passing touchdowns. On the ground, they come into the game with an average of 81.3 yards per contest.

Betting Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Carolina has an ATS record of 3-6-1 while averaging 17 per game. The team went 2-8 overall in these games.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Tampa Bay has an ATS record of 5-5 while averaging 19 per game. The team went 3-7 overall in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Panthers have an ATS mark of just 1-7-2 in their last ten games. Carolina posted a straight-up mark of 1-9 in these matchups.
  • As the betting favorite, the Buccaneers have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their straight up record was 4-1.


  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19 – Carolina Panthers 17
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