Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers live streaming Free Online NFL Week 02 Thursday 12 September 2019, NFL online live with HD quality on PC, Laptop, iPhone, Ipad and Android over the Internet. It’s Will be kick of at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, Time 08:20 PM (ET) broadcast on NFL Network, CBS, Fox Sports, NBC, ESPN and and Online.
The Carolina Panthers host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tonight on Thursday Night Football to kick off Week 2 of the 2019 NFL season. This NFC South rivalry game is an important one for both sides after they each suffered a tough defeat in their respective openers. The Panthers mounted a valiant comeback attempt against the defending conference champion Rams, but ultimately fell just short in a game that ended 30-27. The Bucs struggled mightily on offense last week against the San Francisco 49ers, turning the ball over four times—including a trio of interceptions by quarterback Jameis Winston—in a 31-17 loss that spoiled new head coach Bruce Arians’ debut on the sidelines. Each side is now looking to bounce back on a short week of rest in order to notch a “W” and get to .500.
Oddsmakers are heavily favoring Carolina to win at home, installing the club as seven-point chalk. The spread has rather significantly since opening at CAR -5, as the books are rapidly adjusting to account for the lack of people interested in backing the Buccaneers. With just a few hours until Thursday Night Football kicks off, a whopping 75% of both total bets and cash wagered is on the Panthers, indicating the betting public has no faith in Tampa Bay to keep things close tonight. The total for the contest has stayed much more consistent, opening at 50.5 and dropping just a single point to 49.5 at this juncture. Bettors are a bit more split on this line, although the under side of the bet is slightly more popular and is drawing 53% of all tickets and 60% of the money.
Will the Panthers turn their 2019 NFL season around with a critical victory against an NFC South rival—as both the shops and betting public believe they will—or can the Bucs surprise everyone with a massive upset in this nationally televised game? Pro handicapper Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com has a take on the action that you will not want to miss. Before seeing which team the Vegas expert likes to both win and cover tonight, have a look at the complete schedule, kickoff start time, viewing info and updated odds for every game on the Week 2 schedule. You can also find relevant betting trends, intriguing tweets and more for this Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers clash on Thursday Night Football.
If the Panthers/ recent performance on Thursday Night Football is any indication, then betting against them isn’t a bad idea. Carolina has failed to cover in each of its last four Thursday Night Football contests. Meanwhile, Cam Newton is 1-6 ATS all-time in prime-time Thursday night games.
There are two NFC South-based trends worth looking at in this game. Since the 2003 season, NFC South road underdogs between six to eight points in division contests are 21-12 ATS. Those teams when coming off a loss in their previous game are 12-7 ATS.
Meanwhile, Tampa Bay is 8-4-1 ATS when Winston starts as a road underdog of six or more points and 7-3-1 ATS when he starts as a road underdog of seven or more points.
Carolina isn’t the only squad that can’t seem to figure out Thursday night games. Tampa Bay is 0-5 ATS in its last five Thursday night appearances.
The Panthers have been pretty strong under Ron Rivera coming off a loss. They are 31-22-1 ATS after a loss and 17-9-1 ATS when playing at home following a loss. In games starting by Newton off a loss, the Panthers are 17-7-1 ATS.
There’s a theory out there that these early-season Thursday night games tend to be low-scoring, sloppy affairs like we saw last week in Chicago, but that’s not necessarily true. In fact, over the last 36 Thursday night games played in September, the under is hitting at exactly 50%.
That being said, the over has hit in 13 of Tampa Bay’s last 17 road games, and it is also 6-2 in Carolina’s last eight homes games. Don’t love these early season prime-time totals, but I could see this game squeaking into the 50s.
It’s hard to imagine that Jameis Winston leads what appears to be a lesser team into Carolina to knock off what should be an equally desperate Carolina squad. I don’t see that happening, but the success of both Winston and NFC South squads in similar spots sets up an enticing spot for a Tampa Bay cover. I also love the Buccaneers’ recent run of covers following double digit home losses. I don’t have a ton of confidence after watching Tampa’s offense sputter last week, but I think they bounce back enough to cover the seven-point spread.