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    The Carolina Panthers (1-10) enter a matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7) on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at Raymond James Stadium on a four-game losing streak.

    The Buccaneers are totaling 19.3 points per game on offense this year (23rd in NFL), and they are giving up 20.6 points per game (12th) on the other side of the ball. The Panthers rank third-worst in total yards per game (265.9), but they’ve been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking sixth in the NFL with 304.5 total yards surrendered per contest.

    Buccaneers vs. Panthers Picks

    The Buccaneers are projected by Splash Inc. users to both win straight up and also cover the spread against the Panthers on Sunday. Currently, 95.9% of users are picking them to win and 100.0% expect the Buccaneers to cover the 5.5-point spread.

    Game Info: Buccaneers vs. Panthers

    • Game Day: Sunday, December 3, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:05 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS
    • Location: Tampa, Florida
    • Stadium: Raymond James Stadium

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    Read these betting trends and insights before you bet on Sunday’s Tampa Bay-Carolina spread (Tampa Bay -5.5) or total (37 points).

    Game Trends for Buccaneers

    • The Buccaneers’ ATS record is 7-4-0 this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in three of the Buccaneers’ 11 games with a set total.

    Stats & Insights for Buccaneers

    • The Buccaneers are averaging 304.1 yards per game offensively this season (22nd in NFL), and they are giving up 363.7 yards per game (27th) on the other side of the ball.
    • The Buccaneers rank 23rd in scoring offense (19.3 points per game) and 12th in scoring defense (20.6 points allowed per game) this season.
    • The Buccaneers have the 15th-ranked passing offense this year (222.8 passing yards per game), and they’ve been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking second-worst with 267.8 passing yards allowed per game.
    • The Buccaneers rank second-worst in rushing offense (81.3 rushing yards per game), but they’ve played better on defense, ranking 10th with 95.9 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Despite having a bottom-five defense on third down that ranks fourth-worst in the NFL (44.5% third-down percentage), the Buccaneers have had more success on offense, ranking 16th in the NFL by posting a 40.4% third-down conversion rate.
    • Despite sporting a bottom-five defense in terms of yards per play that ranks fifth-worst in the NFL (6.0 yards per play allowed), the Buccaneers have put up better results on the other side of the ball, ranking 23rd in the NFL by totaling 5.2 yards per play.
    • The Buccaneers rank seventh in the league with a +5 turnover margin after forcing 17 turnovers (12th in the NFL) while committing 12 (sixth in the NFL).

    Best Players for Buccaneers

    • Baker Mayfield: 2,588 PASS YDS / 235.3 YPG / 64.7% / 17 TD / 7 INT / 44 CAR / 153 RUSH YDS / 0 TD
    • Rachaad White: 156 CAR / 559 YDS / 50.8 YPG / 4 TD / 43 REC / 364 YDS / 33.1 YPG / 1 TD
    • Mike Evans: 54 REC / 850 YDS / 77.3 YPG / 9 TD
    • Chris Godwin: 53 REC / 606 YDS / 55.1 YPG / 1 TD
    • Lavonte David: 90 TKL / 14.0 TFL / 3.0 SACK / 3 PD

    Game Trends for Panthers

    • The Panthers are only 2-8-1 against the spread this year.
    • The Panthers have not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 5.5 points or more this season (0-3).
    • The teams have hit the over in three of the Panthers’ 11 games with a set total.

    Stats & Insights for Panthers

    • The Panthers’ offense has been bottom-five in total offense this season, compiling 265.9 total yards per game, which ranks third-worst in the NFL. On the defensive side of the ball, they rank sixth with 304.5 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • This season has been tough for the Panthers on both sides of the ball, as they are averaging just 15.7 points per contest (fourth-worst) and surrendering 26.5 points per game (third-worst).
    • The Panthers rank third-worst in passing yards per game on offense (173.3), but at least they’ve been shutting down opposing offenses on the defensive side of the ball, ranking fifth-best in passing yards surrendered per contest (179.6).
    • The Panthers’ running game has not been getting things done, ranking fourth-worst in the NFL with 92.6 rushing yards per game. They have been more effective on defense, allowing 124.9 rushing yards per contest (24th-ranked).
    • The Panthers rank 20th in the NFL with a 37.3% third-down conversion rate, but they’ve been carried by their defense, which ranks third-best by surrendering a 35.0% third-down rate.
    • The Panthers rank worst in yards per play (4.5), but they’ve been more effective defensively, ranking sixth in the NFL with 5.2 yards conceded per play.
    • The Panthers have fared poorly in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of -7 is fifth-worst in the NFL.

    Best Players for Panthers

    • Bryce Young: 1,877 PASS YDS / 187.7 YPG / 61.7% / 9 TD / 8 INT / 25 CAR / 161 RUSH YDS / 0 TD
    • Chuba Hubbard: 118 CAR / 453 YDS / 41.2 YPG / 2 TD / 28 REC / 165 YDS / 15.0 YPG / 0 TD
    • Miles Sanders: 97 CAR / 302 YDS / 30.2 YPG / 1 TD / 21 REC / 120 YDS / 12.0 YPG / 0 TD
    • Adam Thielen: 77 REC / 728 YDS / 66.2 YPG / 4 TD
    • Jonathan Mingo: 28 REC / 286 YDS / 28.6 YPG / 0 TD
    • Darrell Demont Chark Jr.: 20 REC / 263 YDS / 32.9 YPG / 3 TD
    • Frankie Luvu: 83 TKL / 7.0 TFL / 3.5 SACK / 4 PD
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