Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers Week 9 NFL Picks & Predictions 11/4/2018
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Bank of America Stadium
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The Carolina Panthers host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, November 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has Carolina as 5.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 53.5.
The Panthers have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 4-3-0 against the spread. The Buccaneers have an ATS record of 3-4-0 while their over/under record is 6-1-0.
Valuable Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 6-1-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 3-4-0 against the spread
Important Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
The Carolina Panthers are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Carolina Panthers are 4-3-0 against the spread
Key Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
10/30/18 RB Ronald Jones II Hamstring is out indefinitely
10/29/18 DT Vita Vea Knee injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Carolina
10/29/18 QB Ryan Fitzpatrick None has been named the starter Sunday vs Carolina
10/29/18 CB M.J. Stewart Leg is questionable Sunday vs Carolina
10/28/18 DE Vinny Curry Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Carolina
10/28/18 DT Gerald McCoy Calf is questionable Sunday vs Carolina
10/22/18 LB Jack Cichy ACL IR
10/22/18 LB Kwon Alexander ACL IR
09/26/18 S Chris Conte Knee IR
09/12/18 CB Vernon Hargreaves Shoulder IR
09/06/18 LB Kendell Beckwith Ankle is out indefinitely
09/04/18 DT Mitch Unrein Concussion IR
09/04/18 LB Riley Bullough Foot IR
09/04/18 WR Sergio Bailey Ankle IR
09/04/18 LB Devante Bond Foot IR
Key Carolina Panthers Injuries
10/29/18 CB Captain Munnerlyn Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
10/28/18 LB Andre Smith Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
10/28/18 S Rashaan Gaulden Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
10/28/18 WR Torrey Smith Knee is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
10/19/18 LB Jared Norris Toe IR
09/27/18 S Da'Norris Searcy Concussion IR
09/12/18 T Daryl Williams Knee IR
09/04/18 S Damian Parms Shoulder IR
09/04/18 RB Elijah Hood Knee IR
09/04/18 CB Ross Cockrell Leg IR
09/04/18 WR Fred Ross Hip IR
09/04/18 T Jeremiah Sirles Hamstring IR
09/04/18 CB Kevon Seymour Shoulder IR
09/04/18 T Matt Kalil Knee IR
08/03/18 RB Fozzy Whittaker Knee IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have run for 639 yards as a team, which ranks 27th in the NFL. They've run 170 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Buccaneers have been penalized on offense 54 times for 453 yards so far this season, which has them 19th in the league in penalties. They are 18th in the NFL in points scored with 201. They have run 483 plays this season for 3,273 yards, which ranks them 9th in the league in total offense. The Buccaneers average 6.8 yards per play, which is 8th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 181 1st downs this year, placing them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Fitzpatrick averages 10.8 yards per pass attempt and 15.8 yards per completion. He has completed 98 passes on 144 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.1%. His quarterback rating is 119.3. He has thrown for 1,550 yards this season.
The Buccaneers rush defense has allowed 162 attempts for 678 yards this year, putting them in 23rd place in the league against the run. Tampa Bay has committed 54 penalties for 515 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 21st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 42.2% of possessions on defense, which is 28th in the league. They are 24th in the league in points allowed on defense with 233. They have surrendered a total of 2,907 yards on D, which is 32nd in the NFL. The Buccaneers are ranked 32nd in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Their pass defense has given up 7.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 32nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 196 passes on 266 attempts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense this season, placing them 32nd and 14th in the National Football League. The Tampa Bay pass defense has also given up a total of 2,229 yards through the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 10, which is 19th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83.3%. Tampa Bay Buccaneers kickers have made 83% of their extra points, going 19 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,059 yards on 24 punts, averaging 44.1 yards per punt. That places them 29th in the NFL in punting average. Tampa Bay is ranked 32nd in the league in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 93 punt return yards and average 5.8 yards per return, which is 6th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 16 yards. They have returned 12 kicks for 175 yards on special teams, ranking 31st in kick return yardage. The Buccaneers average 14.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 29 yards this year. They are 14th in the league in all-purpose yards with 3,638.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Carolina Panthers are 12th in the National Football League in points scored with 178. They have run 439 plays this year for 2,566 yards, which ranks them 19th in the NFL in total offense. The Panthers average 5.8 yards per play, which is 21st in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 154 1st downs this season, ranking them 12th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Carolina has run for 972 yards as a unit, which ranks 4th in the league. They've run 190 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 40 times for 331 yards so far this year, which has them 32nd in the NFL in penalties. Cam Newton has passed for 1,646 yards this year. He's completed 158 throws while attempting 238 passes for a completion percentage of 66.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 97.4. He averages 10.4 yards per completion and 6.9 yards per pass attempt.
Carolina is 11th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 152. They have given up a total of 2,457 yards on D, which is 7th in the league. The Panthers are 18th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense has allowed 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 19th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 171 throws on 257 attempts against the Carolina defense this season, ranking them 22nd and 15th in the league. The Panthers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,786 yards in the air, which is 18th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 153 attempts for 671 yards this season, putting them in 3rd place in the NFL against the run. The Carolina Panthers have had 42 penalties for 355 yards on defense this year. That places them 9th in the league. They've allowed a score on 35.1% of possessions on defense, which is 18th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Carolina is 5th in the NFL in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 106 punt return yards and are averaging 8.2 yards per return, which is 19th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 30 yards. They have returned 7 kicks for 146 yards on special teams, placing them 11th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 20.9 yards per kick return and have a long of 32 yards this season. They are 16th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 2,883. The Carolina Panthers have tried 11 field goals this season and made 11, which is 17th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 100.0%. Carolina kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 15 for 17 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,275 yards on 28 punts, averaging 45.5 yards per punt. That ranks them 12th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buccaneers +5.5
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