Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prediction, 9/20/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 2
Game: Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay -8.5
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, September 20, 2020. The odds on this game have Tampa Bay as 8.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 47.5.
The Carolina Panthers step onto the field holding a record of 0-1 for this season. Last week they faced the Las Vegas Raiders and took the defeat by a score of 34-30. Teddy Bridgewater finished 22/34 with 270 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. Christian McCaffrey led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 15 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for the contest. He scurried for 96 yards on 23 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.2 yards per tote. Robby Anderson was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 115 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 19.2 yards per reception for the game. The Carolina Panthers ran the football 30 times and added 128 yards which had them averaging 4.3 yards per run. On the day, they ran 65 plays for a total of 388 yards. Overall, the Panthers had a total of 22 first downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 65 yards. When discussing the defense, Carolina allowed 22 catches on 30 throws totaling 239 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.0%. In the running game, the Panthers allowed 133 yards on 31 runs which gave them an average of 4.3 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they conceded a total of 372 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers.
McCaffrey has fumbled the ball 7 times in his career and his longest rush is 38 yds. He's rushing for 61.6 yards per contest and has scored 26 times while carrying the ball. He has carried the ball 646 different times to the tune of 4.7 yards per carry. To this point in his career, McCaffrey has stepped onto the field in 49 contests and has accumulated 3,016 yds on the ground. D.J. Moore has snatched up 2,017 yards as a receiver in 32 games throughout his career. He's caught 146 balls which means he averages 13.8 yards per catch. His longest catch of his career went for 82 yards and he's been able to snag 64.6% of the balls thrown in his direction. Moore (6 touchdowns) has an average of 63.0 yards per contest receiving and he averages 4.6 receptions per contest in his career.
The Buccaneers head into this game 0-1 this year. In Week 1 they played the New Orleans Saints and were beaten 34-23. Ronald Jones II paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 21 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 66 yards on 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.9 yards per tote. Chris Godwin led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 79 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 13.2 yards per catch for the game. Tom Brady went 23/36 with 239 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns but he gave away 2 costly picks on the day. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended up running the ball 26 times and totaled 86 yards which gave them an average of 3.3 yards per run. Overall, the Buccaneers racked up a total of 23 1st downs and they had 9 penalties for 103 yards. On the day, they ran 65 plays for 310 yards. In terms of defense, Tampa Bay gave up 19 catches on 31 attempts for a total of 189 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.0%. In the game, they conceded 271 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers. On the ground, the Buccaneers gave up 82 yards on 34 runs which gave them an average of 2.4 yards per carry allowed.
Mike Evans has accumulated 7,262 yards as a receiver in 91 games for his career. He has snatched 463 balls for an average of 15.7 yards per catch. His longest reception of his career went for 72 yards and he's been able to snag 55.2% of the balls thrown to him. Evans (49 touchdowns) has compiled an average of 79.8 yds per contest receiving and he averages 5.1 receptions per contest in his career. Godwin (17 TD's) has compiled an average of 59.1 yards per contest receiving and he averages 3.9 receptions per game throughout his career. His longest catch of his career went for 71 yds and he's been able to haul in 66.5% of the balls thrown in his direction. He has snatched 185 balls which means he averages 15.0 yards per catch. Godwin has totaled 2,779 yards through the air in 47 games throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Under 47.5 points
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