Our Tampa Bay vs Carolina pick has the Bucs favored by -6.0 (-103). On the other hand, the underdog Panthers are listed at +6.0 (-108). At 6-3, Tampa Bay is second to New Orleans in the NFC South. The 3-6 Carolina Panthers are last in the Southern Division.
The Bucs had a three-game winning streak until they ran into the New Orleans Saints last week. The Saints handed Tampa Bay a 38-3 loss. This looks to be their rebound game. On the other hand, the Panthers are on a four-game losing streak. Last week, they lost a close one to the Kansas City Chiefs 33-31. They’re hungry for a win.
This NFC South matchup is scheduled for Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET. The weather at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC will be mostly cloudy with game time temperature at 71 degrees. Winds will be from the SSW at 16mph.
Tampa Bay vs Carolina Pick – Offenses
The Bucs are averaging 27.8 PPG, while the Panthers are scoring 23.3 PPG. The Panthers top put in offensive yards, 381.8 to 358.6. Passing yards are in the high 260s for Tampa Bay and in the low 270s for Carolina. Carolina is averaging about 20 more YPG on the ground.
QB Tom Brady leads the team, completing 65.3% of his passes. He’s tossed 20 TD passes and seven picks. This season, Brady has been sacked 13 times. Brady’s three top receivers, WRs Mike Evans and Scotty Miller and TE Rob Gronkowski have caught a total of 12 TD passes. Together, they have accumulated over 1,100 receiving yards.
QB Teddy Bridgewater is having an uneven season. He’s completing 71.9% of his passes, which is solid. However, Bridgewater has tossed 11 scoring passes, while he’s given up six picks and been sacked 18 times. WR Robby Anderson leads the club with 60 receptions and 751 yards. He’s caught one TD pass. RB Mike Davis, who rushed for two scores, has 85 carries, 352 total yards, and 4.2 YPA.
Buccaneers vs Panthers Spread Pick – Defenses
On defense, Tampa Bay is allowing 22.6 PPG and 336.4 YPG. They’re holding opponents to 77.9 rushing YPG and allowing 258.6 passing YPG. On the other hand, our Tampa Bay vs Carolina pick finds that the Panthers are giving up a few more yards than the Bucs. The Carolina D is giving up 115.0 rushing YPG and 253.7 YPG passing. Total yards allowed come to 368.7 YPG. Carolina is allowing defenses just 5.1 PPG.
The Tampa Bay defense comes to this game with 29 sacks, 63.5 TFL, and 11 INTs. They have also posted 42 PD and 11 FF with five recovered. The Buc D has scored two TD. CB Carlton Davis, with 13 PD and four picks, is a top defender. On the LB unit, Jason Pierre-Paul brings 6.5 sacks and 7.5 TFL , Devin White 82 total tackles, 5 sacks and 9.5 TFL, and Shaquil Barrett has four sacks, five TFL, and three PD. This group is ready to make big plays.
The Panther defense excels at forced fumbling, having notched seven and recovered all of them. However, their sack total stands at just 10 and their picks total five. They have 36 PD and 35.5 TFL. The Carolina defense has not scored any TDs. Top performers include DE Brian Burns with four sacks, 6.5 TFL, and three forced and recovered fumbles. Linebacker Shaq Thompson and safety Jeremy Chinn have 72 and 67 total tackles respectively. Thompson’s recorded four TFL, four PD and one forced and recovered fumble, while Chinn’s brings five PD and one pick to this game.
Tampa Bay vs Carolina Pick – Final Word
Tampa Bay vs Carolina pick finds that the Bucs at -6.0 looks good. We’re basing our prediction on the Buccaneers’ defense, which has a lot of big-time players, and on Tom Brady. After being held in check by the Saints in his last game, we think that Brady will excel in this contest. Take a moment to check out our Tampa Bay vs Carolina over/under pick.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers Summary
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at -6.0 (-103)