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Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Odds – Point Spread Pick

Time: 8:25 PM EST Thursday October 24, 2013, NFL

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Carolina Panthers in a NFC South match up.

In their last games the Panthers beat the St. Louis Rams 30-15 and the Bucs lost to the Atlanta Falcons 31-23.

The Bucs’ defense has given up 31 points in each of their last 2 games. Their passing offense ranks dead last in the league.

Carolina has won 2 straight and 3 of their last 4 games.

The Panthers have a solid defense ranking 7th in the league defending the pass and 4th in defending the run.

Last season the Bucs won both of their games facing the Panthers.

This season the Buccaneers are 0-3 at home and the Panthers are 1-2 on the road.

Betting Odds at Bovada
Point Spread: Panthers -6
Over/Under Total Line: 40

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Carolina Panthers: 3-3 SU 3-3 ATS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 0-6 SU 1-5 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• CAR is 3-1 ATS in their last 4 games.
• CAR is 3-2 ATS in their last 5 road games.
• CAR has an Over record of 5-4 in their last 9 games.
• TB is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
• TB is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
• TB has an Under record of 6-2 in their last 8 games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Panthers: 21.39
Buccaneers: 14.58

Key Player Injuries

Panthers
[G] 10/10/2013 – Amini Silatolu out for season ( Knee )
[CB] 10/20/2013 – D.J. Moore “?” Thursday vs. Tampa Bay ( MCL )
[DT] 10/20/2013 – Dwan Edwards “?” Thursday vs. Tampa Bay ( Hamstring )
[DB] 10/20/2013 – Robert Lester “?” Thursday vs. Tampa Bay ( Hamstring )
[T] 09/09/2013 – Garry Williams out for season ( Knee )
[S] 09/16/2013 – Charles Godfrey IR ( Achilles )
[G] 09/02/2013 – Edmund Kugbila IR ( Hamstring )
[DT] 09/02/2013 – Frank Kearse IR ( Undisclosed )
[RB] 08/22/2013 – Jonathan Stewart PUP ( Ankle )

Buccaneers
[G] 10/17/2013 – Carl Nicks out indefinitely ( Infection )
[CB] 10/18/2013 – Rashaan Melvin IR ( Hamstring )
[RB] 10/17/2013 – Jeffery Demps out indefinitely ( Groin )
(!)[RB] 10/20/2013 – Doug Martin injured last game, “?” Thursday vs. Carolina ( Shoulder )
[S] 10/20/2013 – Dashon Goldson injured last game, “?” Thursday vs. Carolina ( Knee )
[DE] 10/20/2013 – Da’Quan Bowers “?” Thursday vs. Carolina ( Toe )
[TE] 09/23/2013 – Luke Stocker IR ( Undisclosed )
[K] 09/02/2013 – Connor Barth PUP ( Achilles )
[CB] 09/02/2013 – Danny Gorrer out indefinitely ( Groin )
[CB] 09/02/2013 – Jacob Cutrera IR ( Ankle

Next Game
Panthers vs. Falcons
Bucs @ Seahawks

Our Selection : Everyone and his brother will probably be on the Panthers this Thursday night. We’re not so sure that’s the side to be on in Week 8.
The Panthers are only .500 on the season and 1-2 straight up and against the spread on the road. Two of their wins have been over arguably the two worst teams not named the”Jaguars” in 2013. Their 3rd win was over the Rams who we have pegged in the bottom 10 of the league statistically.
The Buccanners have yet to win a game this season and are 0-3 at home, but they have been within 3 or fewer points in two of the three games.
Glennon will have to have better ball control of course and if he does limit the turnovers we feel that Tampa Bay can at the least get a point spread cover if not the straight up win!
Take the Tampa Bay Buccaneers +6 points at Bovada and get up to a 50% Bonus.

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