Panthers vs. Buccaneers Prediction, Odds, Against Spread and Over/Under for NFL Week 18

Tom Brady and the Buccaneers will take on the Carolina Panthers in NFL Week 18 action.
Tom Brady and the Buccaneers will take on the Carolina Panthers in NFL Week 18 action. / Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers stumbled in Week 17 of the NFL season, but Tom Brady did what Tom Brady does and he led his team down the field for a game-winning last-second touchdown against the Jets. They'll have one more game to prepare for the postseason when they host the Carolina Panthers in Week 18 action.

The Panthers season got off to a hot start, but completely collapsed down the stretch. They dropped an 18-10 decision to the New Orleans Saints in Week 17.

Let's take a look at the betting odds via WynnBET for this Week 18 NFC South showdown.

Panthers vs. Buccaneers Odds, Spread, and Total


  • Panthers +8 (-110)
  • Buccaneers -8 (-110)


  • Panthers +315
  • Buccaneers -420


  • 42.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Panthers vs. Buccaneers Betting Trends

  • Panthers are 0-6 ATS in their last six games.
  • The OVER is 5-2 in the Panthers' last seven games.
  • Bucs are 5-1 ATS in their last six games vs. Panthers.
  • Bucs are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games.

Panthers vs. Buccaneers Prediction and Pick

The only reason that the spread is only eight points, is that we don't know how often Tom Brady and the Buccaneers starters will play before the backups are put in. It's important to know that Brady played the full Week 17 matchup last season. He threw for 399 yards and four touchdowns as the Bucs went on to win 44-27, so I expect a similar result in Week 18 this year.

Even if the Bucs starters don't play the full game, there's no way that I can bet on the Panthers with the way their offense has performed lately. They rank 31st in offensive yards per play this season, averaging just 4.6. It gets even worse over their last three games, where they've averaged just 3.7 yards per play.

I'll back the Bucs to get the win and cover as they try to carry that momentum into the playoffs.

Pick: Bucs -8