Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Betting Odds, Preview and Pick

September 9, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

What do you get when you add the worst Week 1 ATS team of the past decade and the second-worst Week 1 ATS team?
You get a Carolina vs. Tampa Bay clash where handicappers are throwing darts at the board and oddsmakers aren't touching the spread.
Carolina is 2-7 ATS in their past nine season openers, and they remain 2.5- to 3-point road favorites at Tampa Bay, which comes in on a 3-8 ATS run in Week 1 games since 2001.
"There is a solid majority of wagering action on Cam Newton's Panthers, but there is also a lot riding on the total, which has been a very one-sided bet when these teams meet," said Jack Randall, handicapping analyst at OddsShark.com.
"Our matchup report shows that seven of the last eight meetings here in Tampa Bay have been OVERs."
Looking to take their place atop the AFC South alongside the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons, the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet in a key division rivalry game this Sunday at Raymond James St...

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