NFL 2020 Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Predictions, picks and bets

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September 20, 2020 1:30 PM

Tom Brady's Buccaneers debut didn't quite go to plan in the opening week but they will be looking to make amends against the Panthers in Week 2.

Expect the Panthers to once again rely heavily on Christian McCaffrey as they look to cause an upset against the highly-fancied Buccaneers.

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Will Tampa Bay get the W or can the Panthers hand Tom Brady another loss? NFL Bet Hub predictions below 👇

 
Dimers' predictions are based on 10,000 simulations of this particular matchup

 

Dimers' Suggested Plays

🔥 BEST: Panthers ML (+290*)
👇 Over/Under: u46.5
💪 Spread: Buccaneers -8.5
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🔥 BEST: Moneyline

Panthers to win has a 8.4% edge against the books

Although the Buccaneers enter this game as firm favorites, the smart Moneyline pick is Carolina. They were decent in Week 1 against the Raiders and according to our data have a massive 8.4 percent edge against the books in this one. Serious value for the Panthers.


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👇 Over/Under

u46.5 total points has a 51% probability

It's a tough one to split for the total points market in this game, with our model landing on the under. Both defenses will be eager to step up after disappointing starts to the season and should bring plenty of energy in this one.


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💪 Spread

Buccaneers -8.5 has a 50% probability

Our predictive analysis thinks it's a line ball on the spread and is recommending Tampa Bay.

 

🏈 Dimers' take-out

This is a massive week for both teams as it's a long way back from a 0-2 start. Tom Brady is still looking for his first win with the Buccaneers, however, the value in this game is with CMAC and the Panthers. If you're keen to play, you can review the best legal online sportsbooks in your area, here.

 

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