Top offshore sportsbooks favor the Tampa Bay Bucs over the Carolina Panthers by nine points in their 2020 NFL regular season Week 2 game on September 20 at 1:00 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium.
Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Odds
|Panthers||+9 (-110)||48½ (EV)||+332|
|Buccaneers||-9 (-110)||48½ (-121)||-424|
Betting Carolina Panthers
The Panthers are, according to the best online sportsbooks, the road dogs. The Carolina Panthers are looking to bounce back. They lost 34-30 to the Las Vegas Raiders in their season-opening game last. Teddy Bridgewater passed for 270 yards and a touchdown on 22 of 34. He also rushed for 26 yards on four carries.
Christian McCaffrey ran for 96 yards and a couple of touchdowns. He recorded 3 catches for 38 yards. Robby Anderson led the team in receiving with six catches for 115 yards and a touchdown. DJ Moore had four receptions for 54 yards. On defense, Shaq Thompson had 12 total tackles with 1.5 tackles for a loss. Jeremy Chinn had eight total tackles and seven solo tackles.
Top offshore sportsbooks indicate that Carolina is 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. And 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games as an underdog. The over is 4-1 in their last five games within the division. Carolina is 6-1 ATS in the last seven trips to Tampa Bay. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings.
The Carolina Panthers’ offensive displayed promise in the team’s 34-30 season-opening loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. On the other hand, the young and inexperienced defense has a lot of room for improvement.
Betting Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will also attempt to rebound after a 34-23 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Tom Brady passed for 239 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions on 23 of 36. That was his Tampa Bay debut. He also rushed for a TD on his first drive with the Bucs.
Ronald Jones II paced the Bucs in rushing with 66 yards. Chris Godwin posted a team-best six catches for 79 yards. Scotty Miller added five grabs for 73 yards. O.J. Howard had four receptions for 36 yards and a touchdown. Mike Evans added a touchdown catch for the Buccaneers. Defensively, Lavonte David recorded 11 total tackles with seven solo tackles and 2.5 tackles for a loss.
Devin White had 11 solo tackles. Jamel Dean had seven total tackles.
As seen on top offshore sportsbooks, Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in their last five games in the division. And 29-59-3 ATS in their last 91 home games. The over is 4-0 in their last four games as a home favorite.
“[Brady] knew he didn’t play very well,” Arians told reporters on Monday. “It’s not what he expects from himself nor do we expect. I would expect him to have a little more grit, a little more determination this week.”
Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Week 2 Picks
It is understandable that the Buccaneers are favored. in particular at home. However, the Bucs didn’t look too hot against New Orleans in the opener. Even with all of their newly-acquired talent in the roster. This could actually be a case of the superteam syndrome. This tends to happen now and then when these star-studded teams take to the gridiron and do not live up to expectations.
It’s just week 1, but it is foolhardy laying almost double digits with the Bucs on name recognition alone. Carolina has enough pieces to score enough points to hang with the Bucs. The Panthers’ pass rush will be more of a factor this week. Take Carolina and the points in this one.