TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS VS. CAROLINA PANTHERS
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2010 NFC South betting action comes to you on Sunday, September 19th from Bank of America Stadium where the Carolina Panthers play host to the division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Carolina’s dominated the Bucs winning three of the L/4 meetings by an average of just over 10 PPG. Last season saw the Panthers win and cover both meetings taking the first in Tampa Bay 28-21 as 3-point chalk and game two in Carolina 16-6 as 3-point favorites.
Point Spread: No line was available at the time of this article due to the QB issue in Carolina.
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Tampa comes into Week two excited about beating the Browns 17-14; playing to the ‘under’ and the push to open their season. Second year QB Josh Freeman completed 17-of-28 passes while throwing for 182 yards to go with a TD/INT ratio of 2/1. He also ran for 35 yards. RB Cadillac Williams ran for 75 yards to pace the ground game in his return from injury. WR’s Michael Spurlock and Mike Williams combined for seven receptions and two TD catches. The Bucs defense led by Ronde Barber recorded two interceptions and a fumble recovery in the win.
Carolina comes into Week two not knowing who will be their starting QB after Matt Moore went down with a concussion and Jimmy Clausen took over. When he played, Moore threw for 182 yards with a TD/INT ratio of 1/3 with a fumble. RB DeAngelo Williams ran for only 62 yards for a ground attack that was pretty poor. WR Steve Smith had a nice opener hauling in five catches for 75 yards and a TD. The Panthers defense performed well confusing Eli Manning into throwing three INT’s and sacking him once while also recovering a fumble.
Eight of the L/10 meetings played in Carolina have been to the ‘under’. Against division opponents since 2008, the Buccaneers are 4-8 SU & 5-7 ATS. Carolina during that stretch against division opponents is 8-4 SU & 8-3 ATS. In games played on grass in the L/2 seasons, the Panthers have been $$$-makers going 18-8 SU & 14-11 ATS the L/26 times.
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