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Panthers Buccaneers Betting – Tampa Looks To Remain In Thick Of Playoff Hunt

Posted by Tony Bryant on 11/9/2010 4:19:10 PM
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are proving to be more resilient than many people expected before the season. They get a chance to move to 6-3 as they take on the Carolina Panthers.

NFL Betting: Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Online Betting Odds: Buccaneers -7

Why To Bet On The Panthers

The best reason to bet on the Panthers is that this is still Tampa Bay we’re talking about. The Bucs played hard and boldly last week against Atlanta, in a game that acquired even greater stature before kickoff due to the brashness of Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris. The young coach said that his team was the best in the NFC, and when the Bucs failed to beat the Atlanta Falcons inside the Georgia Dome, that comment could now backfire on Morris. Moreover, it could potentially create a feeling of great disappointment throughout the Tampa Bay locker room. The Buccaneers could mope and sulk and be distracted as a result when they take on Carolina this weekend.

It’s also worth noting that in Tampa Bay’s 27-21 loss at Atlanta, the Buccaneers’ offense got shut out in the second half of play. Tampa Bay’s only points after halftime came on an 89-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Quarterback Josh Freeman is hardly an elite NFL quarterback, so if he throws a few early interceptions or fails to move the ball on offense, the Panthers – who very nearly beat the New Orleans Saints on the road this season, remember – could sneak into Raymond James Stadium and pull off the upset. Jimmy Clausen is likely to be Carolina’s quarterback in this game, and he was the player who very nearly upset the defending Super Bowl champions.

Why To Bet On The Buccaneers

The rationale for picking Tampa Bay is far easier to wrap your mind around than the one for Carolina. While the Panthers need a lot of things to happen in order to shock the NFL, the Bucs just need to play a solid, no-frills, and very workmanlike game against Carolina. The Panthers are a bad team that’s becoming more beaten up as the season progresses. Coach John Fox’s club lost number-one quarterback Matt Moore to an injury this past Sunday against New Orleans (Carolina’s close game against the Saints occurred in September), and the team also lost its top running back, Jonathan Stewart, to an injury as well. The aforementioned Clausen, who will start this game, completed less than 50 percent of his passes last week against New Orleans, and he also tossed a pick-six. Nothing about this team’s offense suggests that the Panthers will be able to score anything more than 14 points in this game. As long as Tampa Bay avoids turnovers, makes basic plays in the kicking game, and avoids huge defensive breakdowns – particularly in the secondary – it should win handily.

How The Game Will Play Out

Carolina, simply stated, is a very bad team that’s also been devastated by injuries. The Buccaneers might not be an elite team, but they’re a lot better than the Panthers right now, especially at home. There’s no line on this game, but expect Tampa Bay to win by at least two touchdowns if not more.

Panthers Buccaneers Betting Pick: Buccaneers



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