Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/29/2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Raymond James Stadium
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The Carolina Panthers travel to Raymond James Stadium to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, October 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Tampa Bay as 2 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 44. The Panthers have an ATS record of 3-4-0 while their over/under record is 4-3-0. The Buccaneers have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 1-4-1 against the spread.
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Valuable Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
The Carolina Panthers are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Carolina Panthers are 3-4-0 against the spread
Important Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-4-1 against the spread
Key Carolina Panthers Injuries
10/23/17 OL Greg Van Roten Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/22/17 S Kurt Coleman Knee is "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/22/17 LB Luke Kuechly Concussion is "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/22/17 C Ryan Kalil Neck injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/22/17 DB Demetrious Cox Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/22/17 RB Fozzy Whittaker Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/04/17 WR Damiere Byrd Forearm IR
09/30/17 LB Jeremy Cash Calf IR
09/18/17 TE Greg Olsen Foot IR
09/04/17 WR Brenton Bersin Shoulder IR
Key Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
10/22/17 OL Caleb Benenoch Undisclosed is "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/22/17 CB Josh Robinson Concussion is "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/09/17 K Nick Folk Knee IR
10/06/17 DE Ryan Russell Shoulder out indefinitely
09/05/17 DT Stevie Tu'ikolovatu Knee IR
09/01/17 DT DaVonte Lambert Wrist IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Carolina Panthers are 20th in the NFL in points scored with 131. They have run 460 plays this season for 2,234 yards, which ranks them 15th in the league in total offense. The Panthers average 4.9 yards per play, which is 23rd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 144 1st downs this year, placing them 6th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Carolina has run for 681 yards as a team, which ranks 21st in the NFL. They've run 200 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 29 times for 254 yards so far this season, which has them 32nd in the league in penalties. Cam Newton has thrown for 1,687 yards this season. He has completed 148 passes on 231 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.1%. His quarterback rating is 80.9. He averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 11.4 yards per completion.
Carolina is 13th in the league in points allowed on defense with 139. They have surrendered a total of 1,833 yards on D, which is 5th in the NFL. The Panthers are ranked 7th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Their pass defense has given up 5.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 10th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 138 passes on 206 attempts against the Carolina Panthers defense this season, placing them 14th and 6th in the National Football League. The Carolina pass defense has also given up a total of 1,265 yards through the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 152 attempts for 568 yards this year, putting them in 8th place in the league against the run. The Panthers have committed 39 penalties for 359 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 11th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 32.9% of possessions on defense, which is 14th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Carolina is ranked 5th in the league in punt returns with 19. They've accumulated 139 punt return yards and average 7.3 yards per return, which is 19th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 25 yards. They have returned 12 kicks for 240 yards on special teams, ranking 18th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 20 yards per kick return and have a long of 33 yards this year. They are 9th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,764. The Carolina Panthers have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 16, which is 8th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 94.1%. Carolina Panthers kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 11 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,201 yards on 26 punts, averaging 46.2 yards per punt. That places them 16th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have run for 483 yards as a unit, which ranks 31st in the league. They've run 131 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Buccaneers have been penalized on offense 38 times for 264 yards so far this year, which has them 30th in the NFL in penalties. They are 15th in the National Football League in points scored with 145. They have run 382 plays this year for 2,357 yards, which ranks them 8th in the NFL in total offense. The Buccaneers average 6.2 yards per play, which is 3rd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 136 1st downs this season, ranking them 12th overall as an offensive unit. Jameis Winston has completed 131 throws while attempting 208 passes for a completion percentage of 63%. He has passed for 1,643 yards this year. He averages 12.5 yards per completion and 7.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 95.5.
The Buccaneers rush defense has given up 172 attempts for 682 yards this season, putting them in 13th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 37 penalties for 316 yards on defense this year. That places them 7th in the league. They've allowed a score on 41.8% of possessions on defense, which is 28th in the NFL. Tampa Bay is 21st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 151. They have given up a total of 2,451 yards on D, which is 24th in the league. The Buccaneers are 30th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Their pass defense has allowed 7.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 31st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 154 throws on 222 attempts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense this season, ranking them 26th and 17th in the league. The Buccaneers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,769 yards in the air, which is 26th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tried 13 field goals this season and made 8, which is 25th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 61.5%. Tampa Bay kickers have made 85% of their extra points, going 11 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,011 yards on 23 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 27th in the NFL in punting average. Tampa Bay is 30th in the NFL in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 72 punt return yards and are averaging 9 yards per return, which is 16th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 17 yards. They have returned 6 kicks for 132 yards on special teams, placing them 31st in kick return yardage. The Buccaneers average 22 yards per kick return and have a long of 50 yards this season. They are 21st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 2,620.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Panthers +2
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