Thursday Night Football will feature a game from the NFC South Division as the Carolina Panthers will hit the highway to meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 3-3 Panthers and 0-6 Buccaneers will get things started from Tampa Bay at 8:25PM Eastern Time and NFL Network will provide the telecast. Check the NFL odds listed now at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The current point spreadon Thursday Night Football has the road team Carolina Panthers favored by -6 ½ points with an over under line set at 40 ½ points. Those who bet Carolina on the money line will lay -280 odds with the take back on Tampa Bay at +240 odds on the money line.
After some tough close losses on the season the Carolina Panthers have put together a two game winning streak as they travel to face the Buccaneers. They have been rock solid this season on defense as the team is giving up just 15 points or less in three of their past four games. The team is a top five ranked defense in all four of the major categories on the season. They sport the number two scoring offense in the NFL as the team surrenders just 13.8 points a game. Former defensive coordinator Ron Rivera is the head coach for the Panthers and he tends to be very conservative with his play calling to control the football and leave his defense fresh on the field. Carolina is more run oriented as they rank 28th in the NFL in the passing game as they post just 197 yards passing per game. The emphasis on run and defense from Carolina and especially on a short week on the road will aid the cause for the under on Thursday Night Football. It has been a miserable season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they sit at 0-6 on the season. Rookie quarterback Mike Glennon approaches his first short week in his playing career with the Bucs. Like the Panthers the Buccaneers rank near the bottom in passing on the season at 29th and fourth last in the league. Tampa Bay pushes across just 14.5 points a game which is 31st and second to last in the NFL in scoring offense.
With our NFL pro football pick for Thursday Night Football we will play the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to play under the total of 40 points at the best sportsbooks online.