Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 10/13/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Carolina Panthers (3-2) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 9:30 am (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium)
The Line: Tampa Bay Buccaneers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers meet Sunday in NFL action at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need a solid win her to get back to a .500 record. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have lost six of their last eight non-home games. Jameis Winston is completing 61.4 percent of his passes for 1,371 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. Winston has 10 touchdown passes in his last four games. Chris Godwin and Mike Evans have combined for 879 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while O.J. Howard has 11 receptions. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ground game is averaging 109.4 yards per contest, and Ronald Jones II leads the way with 269 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Tampa Bay is allowing 29.6 points and 393.4 yards per game. Lavonte David leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 35 tackles, Shaquil Barrett has nine sacks and Vernon Hargreaves III has one interception.
The Carolina Panthers look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The Carolina Panthers have split their last eight non-home games. Kyle Allen is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 674 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. Allen enter this game with 90 career pass attempts under his belt. DJ Moore and Christian McCaffrey have combined for 631 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Curtis Samuel has 19 receptions. The Carolina Panthers ground game is averaging 143.6 yards per contest, and McCaffrey leads the way with 587 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Carolina is allowing 21.4 points and 331.4 yards per game. Luke Kuechly leads the Carolina Panthers with 56 tackles, Mario Addison has 6.5 sacks and Donte Jackson has two interceptions.
The Panthers are 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Buccaneers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss, 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games in October and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on turf. The Panthers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Tampa Bay and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay. The over is 22-8 in Buccaneers last 30 games in October. The under is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 vs. NFC South.
The Carolina Panthers have failed to cover seven of their last nine games as a favorite. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 6-3-2 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog. Weird things happen when teams make the trip across the pond, so betting these games for me is always tricky. However, the Buccaneers struggle whenever they leave their home stadium, and the Carolina Panthers are finally showing some consistency with three straight victories. The Panthers offense has picked up during this three-game winning streak, and I don't trust Winston in a possible shootout style game. I'll ride the hot hand and lay the reasonable chalk with the Panthers.