Panthers vs Buccaneers Picks and Odds Analysis
Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Carolina Panthers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Tampa Bay opens this contest as 2-point dogs. The total has been set at 48.5. The Panthers are 3-2-0 ATS and 3-2-0 when betting on the total. The Buccaneers are 3-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-3-0 against the spread.
The last time they played, the Carolina Panthers played the Jacksonville Jaguars and notched a win by a score of 34-27. Leading the way at QB for the Panthers was Kyle Allen who went 17/30 with 181 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Christian McCaffrey led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 84 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns in the game. He ran for a total of 176 yards on 19 carries which had him averaging 9.3 yards per tote. DJ Moore was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 91 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 15.2 yards per catch for the game. The Carolina Panthers ended up rushing 27 times and racked up a total of 285 yards which had them averaging 10.6 yards per rush. Overall, they ran 61 plays which gave them a total of 445 yards. Overall, the Panthers racked up a total of 22 1st downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 70 yards. When discussing the defense, Carolina allowed 26 catches on 44 attempts for a total of 358 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. On the ground, the Panthers allowed 149 yards on 31 attempts giving the other team an average of 4.8 yards per run allowed. For the game, they conceded 507 yards and earned 3 takeaways. Another matchup you may want to look into is the free NFL pick from Alan Matthews on the Pats/Giants game.
Panthers Improve to 3-2 in Win Over Jaguars
The Panthers step onto the field holding a record of 3-2 in 2019. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league with an average of 26 points per contest, which has them at 11th in the NFL. As a team, they are averaging 144 yards on the ground per contest which is 1st among NFC teams. For total yardage, they rank 5th among NFC teams and 12th in the NFL with 1,850 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Panthers currently have a total of 5 passing TDs and 8 rushing TDs. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring among NFC South teams and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Panthers have one of the best defenses in the NFL, giving up 21.4 points per game putting them 6th among NFC teams. When talking about rushing yards, Carolina is giving up 134.4 yards per game putting them 4th in the division and 24th among NFL teams. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.9 yards per rush ranking them 15th in the conference and 26th in the NFL overall. In total, they have conceded 718 rushing yards through 5 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Panthers have allowed 985 yards. Opponents are completing 62.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 4.8 yards per try. They have allowed 6 passing TDs and 5 rushing TDs.
In their last contest, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played the New Orleans Saints and lost 31-24. Ronald Jones II paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 14 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 35 yards on 9 carries which had him averaging 3.9 yards per carry. Chris Godwin was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 125 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 17.9 yards per reception for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Buccaneers was Jameis Winston who went 15/27 with 204 yards passing and tossed 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended up rushing 22 times and racked up 94 yards which had them averaging 4.3 yards per run. Overall, the Buccaneers got 19 first downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 30 yards. On the day, they ran 55 plays for 252 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Tampa Bay gave up 28 completions on 36 attempts for a total of 345 yards, and a completion percentage of 78.0%. Against the run, the Buccaneers gave up 112 yards on 31 runs allowing their opponent an average of 3.6 yards per run allowed. In the game, they allowed a total of 457 yards and forced 1 turnover.
Buccaneers Lose to Saints to Drop to 2-3
The Buccaneers come into this game with a record of 2-3. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Buccaneers have one of the middle tier offenses in the league. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Buccaneers sit in 1st in the NFC South and 5th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 29.4 points per contest. Tampa Bay needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 109 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 19th in the NFL. As a team, they have compiled a total of 547 yards rushing through 5 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Buccaneers average 360 yards per game overall ranking them 17th in the NFL and 10th in the conference.
The Buccaneers are conceding 29.6 points per contest ranking them 3rd in the NFC South and 29th in the league. Their passing defense is one of the most anemic units in the NFL. They are giving up 324 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Buccaneers sit in 16th in the conference. They have conceded 9 passing touchdowns this year. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 148 total points. In discussing rushing yards, they are allowing 70 yards per game ranking them 2nd among NFL teams and 1st in the NFC South. In 2019, they have allowed 349 yards rushing and 4 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Buccaneers +2
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