Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers Prediction, 10/23/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 7
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+9.5)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-2) are hitting the road to Bank of America Stadium on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the Carolina Panthers (1-4). Tampa Bay opens this contest as 9.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 44.5.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head into this game 3-2 this year. In their last game, the Buccaneers played the Falcons and earned the victory with a final of 21-15. Leonard Fournette led the offense in rushing for the Buccaneers with 14 attempts for 56 yards (4.0 yds per attempt). Leonard Fournette left with an average of 8.3 yds per reception by tallying 83 yards on 10 catches. Tom Brady connected on 35/52 with 351 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 92.7 and finished the contest with no picks. When it came to stopping the run, the Buccaneers gave up 151 yards on 31 attempts, which calculates to 4.9 yards per rush allowed. Tampa Bay allowed 14 completions on 25 tries for a total of 110 yds, and a completion percentage of 56.0%. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 75 plays which gave them 420 yards. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran the ball 23 times and totaled 69 yards, earning them an average of 3.0 yds per attempt.
In terms of scoring points, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are averaging 20.6 points per contest. Offensively they average 66.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 31st in the league. The Buccaneers currently have 1,688 total yards for the year. Tampa Bay has 72 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 30 penalties for 251 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 6 times (1 interception and 5 fumbles). When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Tampa Bay has earned 7 passing touchdowns and 2 touchdowns on the ground.
The Buccaneers are ranked 6th in the league regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 16.6 PPG. They are allowing an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt and 115.6 rushing yards per contest this year. For the season, they have allowed 578 rushing yards through 5 games. When talking about passing yards, the Buccaneers have allowed 967 yards which ranks them 6th in the NFL. They have surrendered 193.4 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 61.5%. Overall, they have relinquished 309.0 yards per contest which puts them 6th in the NFL. They have granted 7 touchdowns via the pass as well as 3 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Panthers head into this game 1-4 this season. When they last took the field, the Panthers took a loss by a final score of 37-15 against the 49ers. Baker Mayfield ended the game with 215 yards on 20/36 passing while his quarterback rating was 61.7. He tossed 1 interception and his Y/A was 6.0 yds. Christian McCaffrey carried the football 14 times for 54 yds, finishing the game with 3.9 yards per attempt for Carolina. Christian McCaffrey had the best day in terms of receiving for the Panthers, bringing in 7 throws for 50 yards (7.1 yards per reception). Carolina rushed for 3.8 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 64 yards on 17 carries. The Panthers finished the contest with 308 yards and they ran 65 plays (4.7 yds per play). The Panthers passing defense gave up a completion rate of 60.0%, relinquishing 244 yds on 18 out of 30 through the air. Carolina surrendered 29 rushing attempts for 153 yards (5.3 yds per carry).
The Carolina Panthers maintain an average of 271.4 yards per contest which ranks them 32nd in the league. They maintain an average of 89.8 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 449 yards for the season. The Carolina offense has totaled 283 penalty yards on 28 infractions, which is good for 22nd in the NFL in terms of hurting your team. They have tossed 4 interceptions while conceding 3 fumbles and they have tallied 37 1st downs. During this campaign thus far, the Panthers currently sit at 908 passing yards as well as holding an average of 181.6 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 28th out of all NFL teams. Regarding how much they score, the Panthers are 25th out of all teams in football averaging 18.6 points per contest.
They have given up 7 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 218.4 yards/contest, which puts them in 17th in football. Carolina has surrendered a total of 689 rushing yards (137.8 yards/game) and 5 touchdowns by ground for the year. Their defense has 5 turnovers (2 fumbles and 3 interceptions) for the year. The Panthers defense has taken part in 339 plays, which ranks them 30th in football. This season, they have relinquished 122 total points. The Panthers are giving up 24.4 PPG, which has them ranked 21st in football.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buccaneers -6.5
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