Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers: Spread Analysis and Pick Prediction

November 27, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers swept the season series last year from the Carolina Panthers. Carolina is favored big to return the favor when the teams meet Sunday in Charlotte.
Point spread: Panthers opened as 10.5-point favorites; the total was 41.5. (Line updates and matchup report)
Odds Shark computer prediction: 27.5-14.5 Panthers
Why the Buccaneers can cover the spread
After losing its first eight games of this season, several in tough fashion, Tampa has won its last three games in a row. Most recently, the Bucs picked off Detroit quarterback Matt Stafford four times, returning one for a score and icing the game with another in their 24-21 upset of the Lions.
The Bucs have covered the spread four games in a row, as rookie QB Mike Glennon has thrown just one interception in that span.
Why the Panthers can cover the spread
Carolina has won seven games in a row, covered six of them, ranks ninth in the leagu...

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