TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS @ CAROLINA PANTHERS

NFC South matchup as the reigning Super Bowl champions travels to Charlotte to face a Panthers side who’s really struggling right now. Can Brady & Co move on from last week’s shock 9-0 loss to the Saints with a win here, or will Carolina break a four-game losing skid with an upset? 

Tampa Bay not only lost to the Saints last week, but they also lost some important offensive weapons during the battle. Receivers Chris Godwin and Mike Evans will miss this game, with the former out for the remainder of the season. Leonard Fournette will also be unavailable for the trip to Carolina, so expect to see a lot more of Ronald Jones in this matchup. 

Antonio Brown is back from his suspension, and any plans Arians and the Bucs may have had to limit his snaps and target share were likely re-thought after the injuries to Evans & Godwin. AB is a divisive figure but an undoubtedly talented WR, and the former Pittsburgh Steeler has 60 or more receiving yards in four of the five games he has suited up for this season. I expect Brady to get Brown into the game early and often, establishing AB as his go-to target in the absence of Godwin & Evans. 

Spread: Bucs -10.0

Total: 43.0

Game Prediction: Bucs 35-17 Panthers

Best Bet: Antonio Brown over 66.5 receiving yards & Tampa to win outright @ 13/10 with Bet365 Bet Builder. [0.5] 

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