NFL Football Odds Panthers vs Buccaneers Predictions

November 13th, 2010 by

panthers vs buccaneersThere doesn’t seem to be any great teams in the 2010 NFL betting odds right now but there is an inordinate amount of really good teams, at least a half a dozen with a legitimate shot at the Super Bowl.

The Carolina Panthers (1-7) are not one of them. In fact, despite having a better record than the still winless Buffalo Bills (0-8) is easily the worst team in football. The team has a pretty bad defense that’s giving up 23.0 ppg (22nd in the league) and an offense that is downright embarrassing (11.0 ppg).

When this travels to Tampa Bay in the Week 10 sports betting action to take on the NFC South rival Buccaneers (5-3) it will be beaten badly.

Kickoff for this Sunday matchup is set for 1:05 Eastern Time and SBG Global Sportsbook opened with the Bucs as a 6-point favorite with an over/under total at 36.5.

The Bucs should win this game easily and it’s not because this team is so talented (its winning record is more a product of an easy NFL schedule than any outstanding play) but because the Panthers are so bad.

There is not a team in the league right now that would not be favored against Carolina and this may be the surest bet of the weekend.

Carolina has been outscored by a margin of 184 to 88 this season (23-11 per game average) and that trend is not likely to change this weekend. The team’s one real talent on offense, RB DeAngelo Williams, is likely to miss another game and the Bucs defense will not even have to pretend defend Carolina’s incompetent passing game (175.6 yards per game, 6 TDs and 14 INTs). The team’s two headed monster behind center rookie Jimmie Clausen and career backup Matt Moore have combined for a 51.5 completion percentage and an embarrassing combined passer rating of just over 50.

The Bucs defense should easily keep this pathetic unit in check and score a few TDs for its own account.

Second-year QB Josh Freeman has shown tremendous improvement this season and sports an 85.8 passer rating with 10 TDs, only 5 INTs and a couple of come from behind wins.

Not likely he’ll have to bring his team back from a deficit on Sunday and the Bucs should steamroll the Panthers in this NFL gambling matchup.

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