Panthers Vs Bucs Spread, ATS Pick & TV InfoNoah Williams
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers while wildly talented have played a lot of ugly football this season. The Panthers have underachieved all season. The Bucs have improved, but can’t get over the hump.
The Week 17 NFL Carolina Vs Tampa Bay betting spread favors the Bucs by 6-points. Kick-off is this Sunday, January 1st at 1:00 PM ET on FOX from the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
Tampa Bay’s path to the playoffs is complicated and unlikely. Other than defeating the visiting Panthers on Sunday afternoon, the Buccaneers must rely on results of six other games in order to gain the second and final NFC wild card.
The Panthers, a season after reaching the Super Bowl, are going end the season in last place in the NFC South — though a victory on Sunday and a New Orleans loss to Atlanta would allow them to at least share that distinction.
Carolina Panthers Vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Spread & ATS Pick
What: Carolina Panthers (6-9) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-7)
When: Sunday, January 1, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Tampa, FL
Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
Spread: Buccaneers -6
Moneyline: Carolina +225 vs Tampa Bay -265
Game Total: 46.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Carolina vs Tampa Bay
Why Bet The Carolina Panthers To Beat The Buccaneers
The Carolina Panthers are 6-9 SU and 5-8-2 ATS this season after losing 33-16 to the Atlanta Falcons last week. They average 23.5 points per game (14th) and allow 25.7 points per game (27th).
The Panthers average 231.9 passing yards per game (21st). QB Cam Newton (3272 yards, 18 TDs & 11 INTs) had a bad day against Atlanta last week. He completed just 18 of 43 passes for 198 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. TE Greg Olsen (77 rec, 1051 yards, 3 TDs) became the first TE in NFL history to record three straight 1000-yard seasons. Carolina averages 112.4 rushing yards per game (12th). RB Jonathan Stewart (198 car, 759 yards, 8 TDs) averages 3.8 yards per carry.
Carolina has the 22nd-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 274.0 passing yards per game (32nd) and 90.2 rushing yards per game (4th). The Panthers lead the NFL with 44 sacks this season. LB Thomas Davis leads the team with 104 tackles, and DE Mario Addison has 8.5 sacks.
Why Bet The Tampa Bay Buccaneer To Beat The Panthers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have lost their last two games dropping to 8-7 SU and 9-6 ATS. They average 22.3 points per game (18th) and give up 23.5 points per game (17th). Along with a win this week, the Buccaneers need the Cowboys need to beat the Eagles, the Titans need to beat the Texans, the Colts to beat the Jaguars, the Niners need to upset the Seahawks, the Lions the Packers and last but not least, the NY Giants to tie Washington. Good luck with that.
The Buccaneers average 249.2 passing yards per game (15th). QB Jameis Winston (3888 yards, 27 TDs & 17 INTs) has thrown five interceptions and lost one fumble in the last two games. WR Mike Evans (91 rec, 1256 yards, 11 TDs) is having a career year in receiving yards. He’s one touchdown shy of his career record. Tampa Bay averages 100.3 rushing yards per game (22nd). RB Jacquizz Rodgers (112 car, 485 yards, 2 TDs) will be the number one tailback against the Panthers. RB Doug Martin (144 car, 421 yards, 3 TDs) has left the team to enter a drug rehab facility and has been suspended for four games by the league.
Tampa Bay has the 26th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They give up 254.0 passing yards per game (23rd) and 116.5 rushing yards per game (24th). The Bucs have recorded 35 sacks this season (11th). LB Kwon Alexander has 135 tackles and DT Gerald McCoy has 7.0 sacks.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Carolina is 4-7-2 ATS in its last 13 games
- Carolina is 2-8-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
- Carolina is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
- Tampa Bay is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
- Tampa Bay is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Carolina
- Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Carolina
Panthers Vs Bucs ATS Pick
The Bucs have a ridiculously convoluted path to the post season. Basically every NFC team on the bubble has to lose and a there has to be a tie between New York and Washington …
… or Tampa Bay could make it easy on everyone and come up short against Carolina.
I am betting the Bucs win and cover the spread.