Sunday, January 3, 2016
Bank of America Stadium
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers matchup against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. The opening line for this game has Carolina as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47.
Jameis Winston finished his last game with 295 yards through the air for Tampa Bay. He completed 15 passes out of 29 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Buccaneers were led in rushing by Doug Martin, who finished with 49 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Charles Sims was the team leader in receiving with a total of 72 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tampa Bay totaled 389 yards by way of 55 plays. They rushed the ball 25 times for a total of 104 yards on the game and the Buccaneers totaled 19 first downs by getting 5 rushing, 14 passing and 0 by penalty.
Cam Newton finished his last game with 142 yards through the air for Carolina. He completed 17 passes out of 30 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by Cameron Artis-Payne, who finished with 49 yards on 5 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Greg Olsen was the team leader in receiving with a total of 40 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Carolina totaled 268 yards by way of 52 plays. They rushed the ball 20 times for a total of 155 yards on the game and the Panthers totaled 18 first downs by getting 11 rushing, 7 passing and 0 by penalty.
Tampa Bay is scoring 22 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 19 passes on 33 attempts for a 58% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 236 yards per game through the air as well. The Buccaneers are running for an average of 139 yards per game on 29 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. They run 63 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for an average of 375 total yards each outing. The Buccaneers get 21 first downs per game and they average 75.3 penalty yards via 9.2 penalties each contest.
Tampa Bay allows 239 passing yards per game and 25 points per contest on defense. They give up 24 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 71%. The Buccaneers give up 100 rushing yards per contest on 29 carries for a 3.4 average per carry. Tampa Bay allows 339 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 55.3 yards per game.
Carolina averages 31 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 32 attempts for a 59% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 222 yards through the air per game thus far. The Panthers run for an average of 145 yards per game on 33 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season. They run 67 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 367 total yards per game. The Panthers are averaging 22 first downs per outing and accumulate 56.9 penalty yards via 6.4 penalties each game.
Carolina allows an average of 230 passing yards and 20 points per contest. They give up 24 completions on 40 attempts for a completion percentage of 60% per game. The Panthers give up 89 rushing yards per game on 23 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. Carolina allows 319 total yards per game for an average of 4.8 yards per play. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 50.5 yards in each contest.
Tampa Bay Betting Trends
Tampa Bay is 8-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
Tampa Bay has an ATS record of 7-8-0 this season
Carolina Betting Trends
Carolina is 9-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
Carolina has an ATS record of 10-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/28/15 DT Akeem Spence Ankle IR
12/27/15 S Chris Conte Knee "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
12/14/15 WR Vincent Jackson Knee out indefinitely
12/09/15 LB Kwon Alexander Suspension out for season
11/04/15 DT Clinton McDonald Pectoral IR
10/27/15 WR Louis Murphy Knee IR
09/07/15 WR Kenny Bell Hamstring IR
09/04/15 DL Larry English Knee out indefinitely
12/29/15 S Kurt Coleman Foot "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
12/28/15 RB Foswhitt Whittaker Leg expected to miss Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
12/27/15 RB Jonathan Stewart Foot doubtful Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
12/27/15 DT Kyle Love Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
12/17/15 LB David Mayo Hamstring out indefinitely
12/14/15 CB Bene Benwikere Leg IR
11/26/15 G Amini Silatolu Knee IR
10/27/15 TE Richie Brockel Hamstring IR
09/17/15 T Nate Chandler Knee IR
08/23/15 DE Frank Alexander Achilles IR
08/19/15 WR Kelvin Benjamin ACL IR
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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