Panthers at Buccaneers 10/13/19 - NFL Picks & Predictions
On Sunday, the Carolina Panthers play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. The Panthers have bounced back from two straight losses with three straight wins after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday 34-27. Christian McCaffrey had 237 yards from scrimmage while scoring three touchdowns and Brian Burns picked up a fumble and returned it 56 yards for a touchdown as Carolina won a back and forth scoring battle with Jacksonville.
Tampa Bay fell to 2-3 on the season following its 31-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Buccaneers are a model of inconsistency having alternated wins and losses in each of the first five games. Jameis Winston threw for 204 yards and a pair of touchdowns to wide out Chris Godwin in the loss. Mike Evans did not make a catch and only three times did Winston attempt to hit the wide receiver.
Panthers’ quarterback Kyle Allen has thrown for 674 yards and five touchdowns in place of the injured Cam Newton. The leading rusher is Christian McCaffrey with 587 yards and six touchdowns. DJ Moore leads the Panthers in receiving with 352 yards and one touchdown. Luke Kuechly leads the Panthers in tackles with 56.
Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston has 1,371 yards passing, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. The leading rusher for the Buccaneers is Ronald Jones with 269 yards and one touchdown. The leading receiver is Chris Godwin with 511 yards and six touchdowns. On defense, Lavonte David leads Tampa Bay in tackles with 35.
Carolina has come on strong the last three weeks with three straight victories while playing without star quarterback Cam Newton. Christian McCaffrey has become the focal point of the Panthers offense with 237 yards from scrimmage in Sunday’s win. The road team (Carolina) in this matchup has covered the number in 8 of the last 11 and the Panthers have covered 5 of the last 6 played in Tampa Bay. Final Score Prediction, Carolina Panthers win and cover ATS 27-24