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NFL: Panthers vs. Buccaneers Prediction 12/3/2023

The Carolina Panthers (1-10) travel to face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7) on Sunday, December 3rd. This game will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Raymond James Stadium and televised on CBS. Both the Panthers and Buccaneers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:05 ET.

Panthers vs Buccaneers

The Panthers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In week 13, the Panthers will be looking to recover from the 17-10 loss they suffered against the Titans. In addition to their 7-point loss, the Panthers also suffered a setback in their ATS record. They were 3.5-point underdogs at the start of the game.

Carolina quarterback Bryce Young threw for 194 yards against the Titans and finished the game without a passing or rushing touchdown. His overall passing rating for the game was 76 on a completion percentage of 58%.

In their previous game, the Panthers defense limited the Titans to just 15 first downs. Against the run, Carolina gave up 80 yards, and they allowed 184 yards through the air.

Going into their matchup vs. Tampa Bay, the Panthers are 4th in the NFC-South on an overall record of 1-10. This week, they are looking to pick up their first road win of the season, as they are 0-6 compared to 1-4 at home.

The Panthers’ scoring margin heading into this week’s game is at -10.8, putting their ATS record at 1-8-2. Currently, the Panthers have an average over/under line of 42.1 points for this season. Their games have been averaging 42.3 points per game, leading to an over/under record of 3-8.

Panthers Injury Report

  • Shaq Thompson – Leg (Out)
  • Henry Anderson – Foot (Out)
  • Justin Houston – Hamstring (Out)
  • Vonn Bell – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Austin Corbett – Knee (Out)
  • Hayden Hurst – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Tarik Cohen – Hamstring (Out)
  • Laviska Shenault Jr. – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Giovanni Ricci – Shoulder (Out)
  • CJ Henderson – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Yetur Gross-Matos – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Jeremy Chinn – Quad (Questionable)
  • Dicaprio Bootle – Knee (Out)
  • Tommy Tremble – Groin (Questionable)
  • Jaycee Horn – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Brady Christensen – Bicep (Out)
  • DJ Johnson – Neck (Questionable)
  • Claudin Cherelus – Knee (Out)
  • Chandler Zavala – Knee (Questionable)
  • Derek Wright – Knee (Out)
  • Chandler Wooten – Ankle (Out)
  • Luiji Vilain – Knee (Out)
  • Cade Mays – Ankle (Questionable)

The Buccaneers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

This week, the Buccaneers aim to recover from their 27-20 loss to the Colts. With their 7 point loss, the Buccaneers also were handed a defeat on their ATS record. Going into the game, they were 2.5-point underdogs.

In their matchup against the Colts, the Buccaneers ran the ball 19 times, with Rachaad White emerging as the top rusher with 100 yards. In the passing game, Baker Mayfield finished with 30 passes, resulting in 199 yards and a passer rating of 93.

When it came to defense, the Buccaneers yielded 394 yards of total offense to Indianapolis. Among these yards, 155 were attributed to the rushing game, while 239 yards were given up through 41 attempts by the Colts’ offense.

At home, the Buccaneers have a record of 2-3 this season and are 4-7 overall. When looking at the standings, Tampa Bay is 11th in the NFC and 3rd in the NFC-South. On the road, Tampa Bay has gone 2-4 thus far.

Taking a look at the Buccaneers’ scoring margin this season, it is currently at -1.4. This has resulted in an ATS record of 7-4. Tampa Bay games have averaged 39.9 points so far this season, which is 25th in the NFL. Their over/under record is 3-8, with an average OU line of 41.7 points.

Buccaneers Injury Report

  • Russell Gage – Knee (Out)
  • Ryan Jensen – Knee (Out)
  • Lavonte David – Groin (Questionable)
  • Rakim Jarrett – Quad (Out)
  • Jamel Dean – Ankle/foot (Questionable)
  • Silas Dzansi – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Mike Greene – Calf (Questionable)

Panthers Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Panthers have an average of 15.7 points per game, which positions them 25th in the NFL.

Carolina’s passing attack comes in to this week’s game ranked 30th in passing yards. In addition, they are 5th in attempts, throwing the ball an average of 37.2 times per game.

So far, the Panthers have run the ball an average of 24.3 times per game and currently hold the 26th spot in rushing yards. On a per-attempt basis, they average 3.8 yards which is 24th.

Buccaneers Offense Breakdowntampa bay buccaneers betting

Tampa Bay’s offense is 20th in the league, with an average of 19.3 points per contest.

So far this season, Tampa Bay’s passing game is 14th in passing attempts. Their average of 222.8 passing yards per game places them 15th in the NFL rankings.

With 81.3 rushing yards per game, the Buccaneers hold the 29th spot in the NFL. This average is coming on an average of 24.3 rushing attempts (23rd).

Panthers Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Panthers hold the 13th position in tackles for loss and are ranked 19th in sacks. Opponents are managing to score an average of 26.5 points and gain 304.5 yards per game against them.

Buccaneers Team Defense

Facing the Panthers this week, the Buccaneers defense has allowed an average of 20.6 points per game. They currently rank 15th in quarterback hits and have allowed an average of 363.7 yards per contest.

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  • Through their last ten road games, Carolina has an ATS record of just 3-6-1. However, their overall record was 2-8 while averaging 17 points per game.
  • Tampa Bay has a 0-3 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 23 points per game while allowing 31. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • The last three games that Carolina was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 0-2-1 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Buccaneers have an ATS mark of just 4-5-1 in their last ten games. Tampa Bay posted a straight up mark of 7-3 in these matchups.

Panthers vs Buccaneers Prediction

Despite being 5.5-point underdogs at away, Carolina’s pass defense look good against Tennessee’s in their last game. I like their chances to cover vs. Tampa Bay.

The analysis we’ve been running for this game has the Panthers and Buccaneers finishing with a combined 36 points. With the over/under line sitting at 37, I’m getting a bet down on the under.

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