Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers: 12/26/21 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Carolina Panthers (5-9) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-4)
Game Info: Sunday, December 26, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Bank of America Stadium)
Betting Odds: Carolina Panthers +11 -- Over/Under: 48.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will visit The Carolina Panthers on Sunday from Bank of America Stadium in the NFC South matchup. The road team is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 meetings.
The Buccaneers are coming off of a loss against the New Orleans Saints as they did not score a single point in that game. Tom Brady was 26 of 48 for 214 yards with 0 touchdowns and 1 interception, with a 18.5 passer rating.
Tampa Bay has 12 players out by injury or COVID for this game. Tom Brady has been having an amazing year for the defending champions. He has thrown for 4,348 yards for 36 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He has a QBR of 64.2.
The Buccaneers offense averages 402.4 yards a game which is 2nd in the league. They are scoring 29.3 points per game as they give up 333.6 yards and 21.9 points per game to their opponents.
The Panthers are coming off a loss against the Bills in their last game. Cam Newton is scheduled to start in this game since Sam Darnold is still injured. Christian McCaffrey is also injured. In their last game Newton went 18 for 38 for 156 passing yards, one passing touchdown, and 1 interception. He had a QBR of 15.7.
Ever since Cam was picked up for the injured Darnold, he’s been mediocre to say the least. This was clearly a move to fill the stands for the end of the season as a miracle would help the Panthers make the playoffs at this point. Cam Newton has 623 yards on the season and has thrown for 4 touchdowns to his 4 picks. He has a QBR of 26.9
The Panthers offense averages 308.1 yards a game which is 28th in the league. They are scoring 19.4 points per game as they give up 294.4 yards and 22.4 points per game to their opponents.
The Buccaneers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game and are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 16. The Panthers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 16 and are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
The Panthers have been impressive defensively this year but don’t have enough offense to keep up with a Bucs team that has to make up for their shut out in the last game. I’ll take the Bucs to win and cover in this one.
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