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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers: Point spread, odds

 NFL Week 14 this season will close with the Monday night football game Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers and below you will find the latest point spread and betting odds on the game. This NFC South battle will see the current division leader Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-3) facing the Carolina Panthers (9-3) for the second time this season, after beating the Panthers 27-3 in October. And the result of this Monday night game could very well mean the difference between direct playoff participation and wild card battle, although either team could lose their good NFC South spot to either the Falcons or the Saints; obviously the NFC South being one of the toughest divisions this season.

 But let's get straight to the odds and spread on the Buccaneers vs. Panthers game tonight, as posted by the online sportsbook Bookmaker. Despite the loss at home two months ago, the betting website is now favoring the Carolina Panthers to win the Monday night football game, the Panthers being listed with odds -175 to win the game straight up. Meanwhile the Buccaneers will assume underdog status with odds +155 on increasing their 4-game winning streak. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers point spread is currently sitting at -3 points chalk the Panthers with the total expected by the odds makers at 39 points. Keep in mind that Tampa Bay is 2-4 against the spread in its last 6 games, although Carolina is 2-4 against the spread in its last 6 games when playing against the Buccaneers. Also, The total has gone UNDER in 11 of the Panthers last 16 games when playing Tampa Bay.

 Injuries could explain the spread and odds on the tonight's football game. Questionable for Monday night football at the Buccaneers remain quarterback Brian Griese, wide receiver Michael Clayton, along with defensive ends Gaines Adams and Kevin Carter. Meanwhile at Carolina linebacker Adam Seward and defensive end Hilee Taylor are doubtful for Week 14, but linebacker Na'il Diggs and cornerback Ken Lucas were both upgraded to probable for the Monday night football game Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers.

 Published on 12/08/2008

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