Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers - 11/4/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4) at Carolina Panthers (5-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Bank of America Stadium)
The Line: Carolina Panthers -6 -- Over/Under: 55 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers meet Sunday in NFL action at Bank of America Stadium.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers look for their second road win of the season to get back to a .500 record. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have lost six of their last seven road games. Jameis Winston is completing 64.9 percent of his passes for 1,181 yards, six touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick and have combined for 19 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions this season. Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson have combined for 1,364 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while O.J. Howard has 24 receptions. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ground game is averaging 91.3 yards per contest, and Peyton Barber leads the way with 345 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Tampa Bay is allowing 33.3 points and 415.3 yards per game. Lavonte David leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 56 tackles, Jason Pierre-Paul has eight sacks and Justin Evans has one interception.
The Carolina Panthers look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Carolina Panthers have won each of their last nine home games. Cam Newton is completing 66.4 percent of his passes for 1,646 yards, 13 touchdowns and four interceptions. Newton has two or more touchdown passes in each of his last six games. Devin Funchess and Christian McCaffrey have combined for 701 receiving yards and five touchdowns while DJ Moore has 18 receptions. The Carolina Panthers ground game is averaging 138.9 yards per contest, and McCaffrey leads the way with 423 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Carolina is allowing 21.7 points and 351 yards per game. Luke Kuechly leads the Carolina Panthers with 57 tackles, Mario Addison has 4.5 sacks and Donte Jackson has three interceptions.
The Buccaneers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC South and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Panthers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in November, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC South. The Buccaneers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 meetings, the road team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the underdog is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have given up 30 or more points in five of their seven games this season and have a constant quarterback mess going on. Winston has been a turnover machine in the few games he's played, and while Fitzpatrick seems to make plays out of nowhere, you're just waiting for the so called magic to come to an end. The Carolina Panthers haven't lost a home game since October 12 of last year and are outscoring teams by 6.25 points at home this season. The Panthers are a good football team on both sides of the ball and the offense seems to be getting better each week. I don't trust the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, especially on the road. I'll take the Panthers to win this game by a touchdown.