Mid Week Line Movement: Bettors Fading Injured Bucs, Ravens

Dec 19, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after fumble
Dec 19, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after fumble / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL betting market and mid week movement are typically domianted by two things, recent results and injury news.

Two games of interest on Sunday that has seen notable line movement is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Carolina Panthers game and the Baltimore Ravens-Cincinnati Bengals matchup.

Let's see which direction the line has moved and why that could be.

Odds courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook

Tampa Bay Moves from -11.5 to -10

After being shut out 9-0 last week at home, the Bucs now head to Carolina to face the Panthers down several key contributors.

Chris Godwin will be out for the rest of the year with a torn ACL suffered in the loss and possibly Mike Evans ("week-to-week"). Further, Leonard Fournette and Lavonte David were put on the Reserve/Injured List Thursday.

This line has ticked down throughout the week and now the Bucs sit as 10-point favorites despite the fact that the Panthers have dropped five of six games.

Is this an overreaction to the shutout loss and injuries on the Tampa Bay roster? We'll find out.

For more you can check out Iain McMillain's game preview here!

Bengals Moving Towards Field Goal Favorites

Cincinnati opened as 2.5-point favorites in their AFC North showdown against the Baltimore Ravens, who have injury concerns at quarterback. While backup Tyler Huntley filed in admirably in place of Lamar Jackson, the team surely needs No. 8 back under center to keep up with the Bengals high octane passing attack against a beat up Baltimore secondary.

Jackson hasn't practiced yet this week, hinting that he may be unavailable for the second straight week, and the betting market has responded, moving the Bengals to -3 (-115) favorites.

Of course, this is a rematch from the Bengals blowout win on the road, 41-17 in Week 7.

This is a must-win game for both sides and make sure to keep up for the latest Ravens quarterback developments at BetSided. For now, read Matt De Saro's thoughts on this one here.