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Buccaneers vs Panthers Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

The season is quickly slipping away from the Carolina Panthers and things won’t get easier with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in town for a Week 8 showdown. Carolina (1-5) was upended by the Los Angeles Rams 24-10 in Week 7. It was their third loss in a row and fourth in five weeks.

Things aren’t going much better for Tom Brady and the Buccaneers (3-3), with three losses in their last four games. Week 7 was particularly brutal when they were upset 20-18 against a Pittsburgh Steelers game still deciding on a starting quarterback.

Buccaneers vs Panthers Odds, Game Preview, Live Stream, Picks & Predictions
Buccaneers vs Panthers Odds, Game Preview, Live Stream, Picks & Predictions

Which of these struggling teams can turn things around on Sunday?

Let’s check the latest NFL odds, stats, injury reports, and NFL lines for Buccaneers vs Panthers. We’ve plenty of Vegas NFL odds for you to consider.

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Buccaneers: Narrow Losses

While the Panthers, in theory, present the perfect game for the Bucs to get back on track, we’re not convinced this team is equipped to regain their footing. Entering Week 8, Tampa Bay ranks 21st in yards per play, and things aren’t getting better. Last week against a banged-up Pittsburgh defense, the Bucs managed a mere 4.5 yards per play. This is not the dominant team we are used to seeing.

It was only a matter of time, but it appears age is finally catching up with Brady. He is still elite but lacks the extra oomph to will his team to victory in close games. All three of Tampa Bay’s losses were by one score. These are the games that Brady used to be a lock to win. Now, he clearly needs more help on those crucial late-game drives. Maybe Brady needed Rob Gronkowski more than he’d care to admit.

The Buccaneers‘ fifth-ranked scoring defense remains one of the best in the league, but it hasn’t been enough to offset the lack of scoring. Progress on the ground has been terrible, with a mere 67.5 average rushing yards per game.

Panthers Reeling

Let’s be frank. As bad as the Bucs have been this season, they will not lose outright to the Panthers without some divine intervention. Especially considering Carolina is down to third-string QB P.J. Walker. Walker is a combined 15 of 22 with 120 yards and zero touchdowns in two appearances this season. Honestly, he isn’t doing too bad with the few chances he gets to throw the ball and he has yet to be intercepted. But the Panthers won’t extend his leash much more than it already is. Walker will likely throw the ball less than 20 times, and Carolina will lean on Christian McCaffrey to move the chains.

The superstar running back, however, is off to a slow start with 393 yards and two touchdowns through six games. But if anyone is going to put the Panthers on the board, it’s him.

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Buccaneers vs Panthers Head-to-Head

The Panthers lead the Buccaneers 24-19 all-time, but Tampa Bay is currently riding a four-game winning streak dating back to 2020.

Buccaneers vs Panthers Game Information

  • Date: Sunday, Oct. 23
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • How to watch Buccaneers vs Panthers? ESPN
    Buccaneers vs Panthers Live Stream: NFL Game Pass

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Buccaneers vs Panthers Prediction

This is a tough call. Yes, the entirety of the Panthers’ franchise is in ruins, and they are the worst team in football from a win/loss standpoint. But, we can’t, in good conscience, recommend betting on the Buccaneers as double-digit favorites against anyone right now – even the last-place Panthers.

As much as it pains us to say, Carolina is the right play in this spot to cover as home underdogs. With the Bucs’ on an 0-4 ATS losing streak, they are a team to avoid.

“The odds and predictions in the article are based on time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.”

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