The Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to square off in Week 1 of the NFL betting campaign. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for football for what should be a great game on Sunday.
Week 1 NFL Picks: Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Sunday, September 9th, 4:25 ET
Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay, FL
Week 1 Betting Odds: Carolina -2.5
Panthers vs. Buccaneers Live TV: FOX
The Panthers were able to just run up and down the field last year for two games against the Bucs, scoring a whopping 86 points in two games. There is absolutely no way whatsoever that Head Coach Greg Schiano is going to allow that to happen in his first game as the coach of the team. QB Josh Freeman knows what he is doing, and he has a great back in the backfield now in RB Doug Martin. The real key though, is going to be the defense. S Mark Barron has really looked like a difference maker in the secondary, and he really might be the perfect spy for Newton. Don’t get us wrong. We like this Carolina team as well this year. However, with this game being at Raymond James Stadium, we think that the Buccaneers are going to be able to come out and end their losing streak, which currently is the longest in the league.
Panthers @ Buccaneers Pick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers +2.5
Panthers @ Buccaneers Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 27 – Carolina 21