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Buccaneers vs. Panthers odds, line: 2022 NFL picks, Week 18 predictions from proven computer model

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers will face off in an NFC South clash at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers are 12-4 overall and 6-1 at home, while Carolina is 5-11 overall and 3-5 on the road. The Buccaneers have clinched the NFC South title for the first time since the 2007 season. The Panthers have been eliminated from playoff contention.

The Bucs have won the last three meetings between the teams. Tampa Bay is favored by eight points in the latest Buccaneers vs. Panthers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 41.5. Before entering any Panthers vs. Buccaneers picks, you’ll want to see the NFL predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,200 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 18 of the 2021 season on an incredible 135-96 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up. 

Now, the model has set its sights on Buccaneers vs. Panthers. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NFL betting lines for Buccaneers vs. Panthers:

  • Buccaneers vs. Panthers spread: Buccaneers -8
  • Buccaneers vs. Panthers over-under: 41.5 points

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What you need to know about the Buccaneers

Tampa Bay beat the New York Jets 28-24 last Sunday. Tom Brady passed for three TDs and 410 yards on 50 attempts. He leads the NFL with 4,990 pass yards and 40 TD passes and can become one of two QBs all-time with two seasons of 5,000 passing yards. Rob Gronkowski had his 31st career game with 100-plus receiving yards, tied for the most all time by a TE. 

Richard Sherman (Achilles) is doubtful for Sunday’s game. Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) and Ronald Jones (ankle) are out. Shaquil Barrett is in the league’s health and safety protocols. 

What you need to know about the Panthers

Meanwhile, Carolina lost to the New Orleans Saints last Sunday, 18-10. Sam Darnold passed for just 132 yards and was sacked seven times. He also had an interception and lost a fumble. Chuba Hubbard scored the Panthers’ only TD on a 21-yard run. 

Robby Anderson (quadriceps) and Derrick Brown (elbow) are questionable for Sunday’s game. Stephon Gilmore and Yetur Gross-Matos are in the league’s health and safety protocols. 

How to make Buccaneers vs. Panthers picks

The model is leaning over on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Panthers vs. Bucs? And which side of the spread hits more than 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its NFL picks.

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