Panthers vs Buccaneers NFL Week 13 Lines & Betting Pick

Panthers vs Buccaneers NFL Week 13 Lines & Betting Pick

Written by on November 27, 2018

The Carolina Panthers face a must win situation in Tampa Bay on Sunday, Dec. 2. Suddenly at 6-5, the Panthers can’t afford to lose yet another game and hope to make the playoffs. The Buccaneers would like nothing more than to make sure Cam Newton’s team stays home during the post-season. Check out the latest NFL odds and analysis for Panthers at Bucs!

Panthers vs Buccaneers NFL Week 13 Lines & Betting Pick

Weather Forecast

  • Chance of Thunderstorm: 28°C/82°F
  • Humidity: 72%
  • Precipitation: 36%
  • Wind: 8 mph SSW
  • Cloud Cover: 50%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Carolina Panthers are a good bet at -3.5?

Carolina finally faces a team that should help them end the losing streak. The Panthers started the season going 6-2. Unfortunately, they’ve lost 3 in a row: 21-52 to Pittsburgh, 19-20 to Detroit, and 27-30 to Seattle.

The Panthers and their fans know they’re better than that. Carolina dominated Tampa Bay 42-28 on Nov. 4. They have a big shot to repeat the win on Sunday.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 26.1
  • Total Yards: 370.7
  • Pass Yards: 232.4
  • Rush Yards: 138.4
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 25.6
  • Total Yards: 356.5
  • Pass Yards: 260.1
  • Rush Yards: 96.4

Why Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a good bet at +3.5?

Are the Buccaneers a safe NFL betting pick for Week 13?

Tampa Bay’s played much better in their last couple of games. Although they lost 35-38 to the New York Giants, they pushed against the spread. Then, in Week 12, they beat San Francisco 27-9.

The key in the win was quarterback Jameis Winston not turning the ball over. When Tampa doesn’t turn the ball over, their defense can do more things, which allows the Bucs to play a more complete game. Tampa’s a different squad then the one the Panthers dominated in early November. They can not only cover, but they can also beat Cam Newton’s team straight up.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 26.7
  • Total Yards: 354.3
  • Pass Yards: 355.8
  • Rush Yards: 98.5
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 30.7
  • Total Yards: 391
  • Pass Yards: 274.3
  • Rush Yards: 116.7

NFL Week 12 Betting Trends for Panthers vs Buccaneers

  • Carolina is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games on the road
  • Carolina is 1-7 SU in the last 8 games on the road
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-6-1 ATS in the last 9 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay’s last 12 games

Panthers vs Buccaneers Final Betting Analysis

Carolina appears to be the better team, but Tampa’s looked more consistent in their last couple of games. The Buccaneers might have finally discovered how to win a complete game in their battle with San Francisco.

Tampa quarterback Jameis Winston truly played within himself. He completed over 76% of his passes, threw 2 touchdowns and didn’t throw an interception. Carolina’s played defense with smoke and mirrors for most of the season.

The Bucs are the play against the spread.

NFL Week 13 Pick:  Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3.5
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