The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hitting the street to tackle the NFC South rival Carolina Panthers at Financial institution of America Stadium in primetime on Thursday Night time Soccer.
Each groups dropped their openers, the Bucs falling 31-17 to the 49ers and the Panthers getting edged by the defending NFC champions Rams 30-27.
However for many who aren’t a followers of the normal unfold — which has the Panthers pegged as a landing favourite for the sport — there are different, extra inventive methods to wager on the competition between the division rivals.
Listed below are 5 prop bets price a search for the sport.
Money in on a Huge Day From Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey
The Panthers have made no qualms that Christian McCaffery is their man on offense. He’s going to hold the load and has his eyes set on a historic season.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton spoke about a few of these expectations this week at observe.
“He advised me straight up, he stated one in all his targets is to have 1,000 yards receiving and 1,000 yards speeding,” Cam Newton advised reporters this week.
Newton even joked that the rationale the Panthers didn’t take too many deep photographs was as a result of offensive coordinator Norv Turner has McCaffery on his fantasy staff.
“I believe coach has acquired C-Mac up for fantasy this week,” Newton stated, per Professional Soccer Speak’s Michael David Smith. “He picked C-Mac for fantasy. I ought to have went over and seen who he was drafting in his league. That’s most likely why we aren’t doing deep passes.”
Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk are the one gamers in NFL historical past which have collected 1,000 yards each speeding and receiving in the identical season.
“I believe C-Mac’s going to be the third one,” Newton stated. “And he’s an individual, I don’t suppose he might simply cease at 1,000, he needs like 1,500 apiece.”
McCaffrey can be busy towards the Bucs. After Week 1, he’s second within the NFL with 128 speeding yards and tied for third within the NFL with 10 catches.
Take Christian McCaffrey over 6.5 catches (-140) and over 88.5 speeding yards (-130).
Odds through MyBookie.
Cam Newton Good for a Pair of Landing Strikes In opposition to Tampa Bay
If there have been any questions on Cam Newton’s shoulder, he shook these off final week with a 38 try afternoon towards the Rams.
He racked up with 239 yards on these throws, however was stored from recording a landing cross. That ought to change towards the Bucs.
Newton had a pair of scoring strikes towards Tampa Bay in each video games final season. He’s additionally performed particularly nicely towards the Bucs with a 110.four ranking in six residence begins.
We’re going huge on the Panthers offense right here so really feel snug with Newton going over 1.5 touchdowns (-155), doubtless with McCaffrey catching a kind of. Nevertheless, with the Panthers listed as an enormous favourite, there could be no cause for Cam to be airing it out. Go underneath 258.5 yards (-112).
Odds through Fanduel
Ronald Jones Has Earned an Alternative in Buccaneers Backfield
If the Buccaneers are going to have an opportunity on this one, they’ll want a powerful, dependable efficiency on the bottom. Final week, Jameis Winston felt the strain of the sport on his shoulders within the second half, tossing a pair of pick-sixes.
Peyton Barber is the “starter” in Tampa, however Ronald Jones is the lead man. Final week he outcarried Barber 13-Eight and outgained him 75-33. Jones even snagged a cross for a pleasant 18-yard acquire.
“Barber will begin with Ronald Jones able to go,” Bucs head coach Bruce Arians advised reporters this week. “We’ll go together with the new hand from there.”
I’d wager on Jones being the new hand and the Arians eager to see what the staff’s second spherical decide in 2018 is able to.
It’s a small pattern dimension, however Carolina is ranked 28th in run protection after permitting 166 yards to the Rams and Todd Gurley final week.
Really feel secure taking the over on Ronald Jones at 40.5 yards (-112).
Odds courtesy FanDuel.
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