Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick Prediction NFL Odds 12-1-2013


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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will hit the road in NFC South action as they face the Carolina Panthers in an NFL pro football game set for Sunday afternoon.

Start time from Carolina is set for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX TV.

The wagering odds from this NFL game have the home team Carolina Panthers favored by –8 points with a total lined at 41 1/2 points.

Tampa Bay has won three straight to improve to 3-8 on the season following a 24-21 road victory last week to the Detroit Lions as a +7 ½ point underdog. The game total landed at under 48 ½ points. Down four early in the fourth quarter the team gets an 85 yard touchdown pass by Mike Glennon for the victory.

The Tampa Bay offense generated 229 yards with 22 running on 24 carries. Glennon connected on 14 of 21 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns. Tampa Bay had no turnovers and forced five away from Detroit. The Buccaneers defense allowed Detroit 390 yards with 286 yards passing and three touchdown passes to Matthew Stafford. Tampa Bay did pick off four passes.

Carolina has won seven straight games to improve to 8-3 after a 20-16 road victory last week to the Miami Dolphins as a -4 ½ point wagering favorite. The game total came in at under 40 points. The team fell behind 16-3 late in the second period than the Panthers outscored Miami 17-0 the rest of the way.

The Panthers offense put up 295 offensive yards with 136 rushing on 29 carries. Cam Newton hit on 19 of 38 passes for 174 yards with a touchdown and pick. Newton did run for 51 yards and a touchdown. Each team committed on turnover. Defensively Carolina allowed 332 yards to the Dolphins offense with 52 running on 17 carries.