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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) tries to keep a loose ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) tries to keep a loose ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.|Chris O'Meara | Associated Press
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Thursday Night Football: Mims breaks down Panthers vs Buccaneers

Robert Mims

Robert Mims

Tampa Bay and Carolina enter the game with records of 0-1. Panthers lost to the Rams 30-27 while the Buccaneers were out played by the Niners 31-17. Carolina is favored by 7 and the over/under is 49.5. The money line on FanDuel is Panthers -300 and Tampa +250. Panthers are the home team.

Carolina has won 3 of the last 4 and 5 of the last 6 at home against Tampa Bay. The Carolina offense was effective against the Rams. The same cannot be said about Tampa and the Niners. Too many turnovers were the Achilles heel in that game.

Gerald McCoy get a chance to rush Jameis Winston after playing for the Bucs for 9 season and averaging 6 sacks a year during that period. Christian McCaffrey played well against the Rams with his receiving and rushing yardage. McCaffrey prop action for the game is rushing over 80.5 and receiving over 60.5. Last week he had 123 yards rushing and 81 receiving. The play appears to be over the posted number in both bets.

A prop bet that I find interesting is whether Cam Newton or Jameis Winston will throw an interception. Both can be erratic so that should garner interest. The price on Winston is -260 for yes and +192 for no. Newton is -134 for yes and +104 for no.

As for the game, Tampa continues to struggle against Carolina, A short work week and having to travel will not benefit them. The lean is toward the Panthers.

My pick is the over.

On MNF I had Saints to win and as part of a teaser. Last Thursday I had Green Bay. So far so good! Follow me tonight on Twitter and tell me who you like. Use the #GTLivechat and I will follow back.

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