Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Betting Odds, Lines & Predictions for Week 18

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  • The Buccaneers (12-4) are -8.5 favorites vs the Panthers (5-11)
  • Sunday, January 9, 2022 4:25pm EST on CBS
  • Total (Over/Under): 41.5 points

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-4) play the Carolina Panthers (5-11) on Sunday, January 9, 2022 4:25pm EST at Raymond James Stadium.

The Buccaneers are betting favorites in this matchup, with the spread sitting at -8.5 (-110).

The total (Over/Under) is 41.5 points for the game.

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Where & How to Watch Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers, Week 18

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 9, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:25pm EST
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Tampa, FL at Raymond James Stadium

Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Odds & Spread, Week 18

SpreadTotal (O/U)Moneyline
Carolina Panthers+8.5 -11041.5 -110300
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -8.5 -11041.5 -110-375

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Carolina Panthers: Keys to the Game vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Panthers are winless (0-9) when allowing 22 or more points this season — tied for worst in NFL; League Avg: .259.

The Panthers are winless (0-5) when allowing 7 or more explosive plays this season — worst in NFL; League Avg: .413.

The Panthers are winless (0-9) when allowing 100 or more rushing yards this season — tied for worst in NFL; League Avg: .372.

The Panthers are 2-11 (.154) when converting less than 50% of third down conversion opportunities this season — 4th-worst in NFL; League Avg: .419.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Keys to the Game vs. the Carolina Panthers

The Buccaneers are 12-1 (.923) when forcing 1 or more turnovers this season — second-best in NFL. The Panthers have turned the ball over 27 times this season — tied for second-most in NFL.

The Buccaneers are undefeated (9-0) when rushing at least 4 yards in a play 10 or more times this season — best in NFL; League Avg: .582.

The Buccaneers are 9-2 (.818) when passing for more than 250 yards this season — 2nd-best in NFL; League Avg: .537.

The Buccaneers are 22-5 (.815) when forcing 1 or more turnovers since the 2020 season — third-best in NFL. The Panthers have turned the ball over 50 times since last season — tied for second-most in NFL.

Additional Matchup Notes for Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Week 18

The The Buccaneers rushed the ball on just 29.2% of plays from scrimmage last week — fourth-lowest in NFL. The Panthers allowed just 2.9 yards per carry last week — third-best in NFL.

Buccaneers RBs have averaged 2.4 yards after contact per carry since the 2020 season — tied for fourth-best in NFL. The Panthers have allowed 2.2 yards after contact per carry since last season — tied for fourth-worst in NFL.

Buccaneers RBs have averaged 2.4 yards after contact per carry since the 2020 season — tied for fourth-best in NFL. The Panthers have allowed 2.3 yards after contact per carry to RBs since last season — tied for fourth-worst in NFL.

The Panthers have given up 49 sacks this season — fourth-most in NFL. The Buccaneers have sacked the quarterback 45 times this season — tied for fourth-most in NFL.

The Panthers have run successful plays on just 39.4% of pass attempts on their opponent’s side of the field since the 2020 season — second-worst in NFL. Buccaneers have allowed successful plays on just 45.3% of pass attempts on their own side of the field since last season — tied for fourth-best in NFL.

The Panthers have scored on 21.1% of their drives in the second half this season — second-worst in NFL. The Buccaneers defense has allowed scores on 28.9% of opponent drives in the second half this season — tied for third-best in NFL.

Key Injuries for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers Game, Week 18

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers - No Injuries Reported
  • Carolina Panthers - No Injuries Reported

Carolina Panthers Offense: Important Stats for Week 18

The Panthers have scored on 9% of their drives in the 3rd quarter this season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 29%.

The Panthers have faced a blitz 27% of the time since Week 14 — highest in NFL; League Avg: 14%.

The Panthers have faced a blitz 69 times since Week 14 — most in NFL.

The Panthers are averaging 15.3 drives per TD in the 3rd quarter this season — worst Drives Per TD rate in NFL; League Avg: 5.2.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offense: Important Stats for Week 18

The Buccaneers have allowed opponents to pressure their QB on 11% of pass attempts this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 25%.

The Buccaneers have allowed a QB Hit on 8% of pass attempts this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 15%.

The Buccaneers have run the ball on 32% of plays (348 carries/1,081 plays) this season — lowest in NFL; League Avg: 41%.

The Buccaneers have thrown the ball 64% of the time (693 Pass Attempts/1,081 plays) this season — highest in NFL; League Avg: 54%.

Carolina Panthers Defense: Important Stats for Week 18

The Panthers defense has allowed successful plays on 33% of pass attempts in the 1st quarter this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 46%.

The Panthers defense allowed 10.1 yards from scrimmage per touch (524 yards / 52 touches) on 3rd and short last season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 6.0

The Panthers defense tackled opponents for a loss on 9 of 26 rushing attempts (35% TFL%) in Week 17. — best in NFL; League Avg: 11%.

The Panthers defense has sacked opposing QBs just once on 61 pass attempts in the red zone this season — 2nd-worst attempts per sack rate in NFL; League Avg: 17.5.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense: Important Stats for Week 18

The Buccaneers defense has blitzed on 27% of plays this season — highest in NFL; League Avg: 15%.

The Buccaneers defense has blitzed on 25% of plays on 1st down this season — highest in NFL; League Avg: 11%.

The Buccaneers defense have forced three and outs on 27% of opponent drives in the 2nd half this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 18%.

The Buccaneers defense allowed successful plays on 30% of rush attempts in the 3rd quarter last season — best in NFL; League Avg: 43%

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