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Panthers vs Buccaneers Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 17
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Panthers vs Buccaneers Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 17

by USA WagerDecember 27, 2022

Check out our free Panthers vs Buccaneers prediction for the NFL week 17 game in Tampa Bay. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.

Panthers vs Buccaneers Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 17

On Sunday, January 1st, the Carolina Panthers travel to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. This NFC South showdown has a kickoff time set for 1:00 PM ET, and will be televised on FOX.

Heading into Sunday’s game, the odds suggest this will be a close matchup, with Tampa Bay getting a slight edge on the spread. However, Carolina will head to Raymond James Stadium looking to pull off a road upset. Keep reading to USA Wager’s Panthers vs Buccaneers prediction.

  • Spread: CAR +3.0 | TB -3.0
  • MoneyLine: CAR +135 | TB -165
  • Total: 39.5

Panthers vs Buccaneers Prediction: Spread

Going into week 17, Carolina has a record of 3-1 in the NFC South. Overall, the Panthers head into action with a record of 6-9. This season, Carolina currently has an average point differential of -1.6 points per game, placing them 20th in the league. So far, the Panthers have been favored in 11 of their 15 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 6.

Across the Panthers last 5 road games, the team averaged 19.6 points per game while allowing 28.0. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 3-2, while going 1-4-0 straight-up. In their last 5 games as the underdog, the Panthers have performed well, going 4-1 straight and 5-0 vs the spread.

Going into week 17, Tampa Bay has a record of 3-1 in the NFC South. Overall, the Buccaneers head into action with a record of 7-8. With this record, the team is in the bottom half of the league in point differential. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -2.53 points per game. So far, the Buccaneers have been favored in 13 of their 15 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -5.

Through their last 5 home contests, the Buccaneers offense has averaged 19.8 points per game while allowing an average of 21.2. Tampa Bay posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 1-3-1 ATS. The Buccaneers have played well in their last 5 games as the betting favorite, going 4-1 straight up and 1-3-1 against the spread.

In this matchup, we suggest grabbing the Buccaneers on the spread as -3.0 point favorites. On offense, look for the team’s 4th ranked passing attack to continue playing well on their way to a win.

Free Spread Prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3.0

Panthers vs Buccaneers Prediction: Total

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Panthers have an over-under record of 7-8. This season, the Panthers are averaging 20.87 points per contest, placing them 18th in the league. Defensively, the team is ranked just 19th in points allowed per game. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Buccaneers have an over-under record of 4-11. The team’s over-under record has come while averaging just 17.73 points per game, placing them 28th in the league. However, the Tampa Bay defense has made things difficult for their opponents, giving up just 20.27 points per contest.

In this week’s matchup, we see the Panthers and Buccaneers combining for 39 points, leading us to recommend taking the under.

Free Total Prediction: Under 39.5

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