Our Tampa Bay vs Carolina totals pick has an over/under of 50.5. The over is at -107 and the under at -103. The Tampa Bay defense could be a difference maker in this contest. They have a good group of players who can make big plays.
The Carolina offense will depend upon the talents of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The skilled and talented Bridgewater has played unevenly this season. Tom Brady, who struggled last week versus New Orleans, will be focused on ensuring he makes up for last week’s performance. He has the skill to pick apart a Carolina defense that has made few interceptions. Also, the Panthers have made very few sacks, which should give Brady plenty of time to get the ball to his talented receiving corps.
This NFC South matchup will be played under cloudy skies. The forecast is for temperatures at game time to be in the low 71s with winds from the SSW at 16mph. This contest will play out on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC.
Tampa Bay vs Carolina Totals Pick – Offenses and Defenses
Tampa Bay is recording 27.8 PPG. Carolina is averaging 23.3 PPG. The Panthers are a bit more prolific when it comes to offensive yardage. They are averaging 381.8 offensive YPG, while the Buc offense is accumulating 358.6 YPG. Both teams are close in passing yards, between the high 260s and low 270s, while the Panthers are averaging approximately 20 more YPG when rushing.
On defense, Tampa Bay is allowing 22.6 PPG and 336.4 YPG. The Panthers are giving up 25.1 PPG and permitting opponents 368.7 YPG. The Bucs are allowing opponents 268.7 YPG in passing and merely 77.9 YPG on the ground. On the other hand, our Tampa Bay vs Carolina totals pick notes that Carolina is allowing 115.0 YPG on the ground and 253.7 YPG in the air.
Buccaneers vs Panthers Pick – Trends
Our Tampa Bay vs Carolina totals pick notes that in the Buccaneers’ last 20 games, the score has gone over 14 times. Also, in nine of their last dozen road games, the score has gone over. However, when playing on the road versus the Panthers, the under has been hit in the five of their last seven contests.
Notably, for Carolina in their last nine games versus Tampa Bay, they’ve seen their score go under six times. In addition, the score has gone under in five of the Panthers’ last seven contests. However, in five of Carolina’s last seven NFC South games, the score has gone over.
Tampa Bay vs Carolina Totals Pick – Final Word
Our Tampa Bay vs Carolina totals pick notes that considering the offensive potential of both teams, as well as some of the leaks in the Carolina defense, we think the score will go over. We expect Brady and company to put a bit over 30 points on the scoreboard. The Panthers should be able to generate around 24 points. Take the over at 50.5 (-107). Also, be sure to read our spread pick for this Bucs versus Panthers game.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers Over/Under Summary
Totals Pick – Over 50.7 (-107)