How Pros Are Betting Panthers vs. Buccaneers in London
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: General overall view of Tottenham Hotspur stadium
- We examine how pros are betting Sunday's Panthers-Bucs matchup in London (9:30 a.m. ET).
- Our tools reveal how they're playing this point spread, which currently lists Carolina as a 2-point favorite.
The NFL returns to London for the second straight week, this time with an early 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff.
Just like last week’s Bears-Raiders matchup, today’s Panthers vs. Buccaneers game will take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
There are varying opinions among fans regarding these Sunday morning NFL kickoffs, but bettors couldn’t care less when the game is played as long as it’s offering value.
In fact, sharps have hit this game throughout the week, forcing oddsmakers to get aggressive with point-spread adjustments since this number opened.
Odds as of Saturday at 7:45 p.m. ET and via PointsBet, where Action Network users can access an exclusive promotion to get a 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).
Let’s look at how smart money has shaped the line for Panthers vs. Buccaneers game in London.
Panthers vs. Buccaneers Sharp Report
The Bucs opened as 1-point favorites over the Panthers, and wiseguys were thrilled to get down on Carolina right off the bat.
Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have triggered three steam moves on the Panthers, once at a pick’em and twice more at -1.5, which help explain why the current number sits at -2.
Steam refers to sudden and uniform line movement across the entire betting market, and is usually the result of respected bettors getting down on the same side of one game at multiple sportsbooks, all at once.
With 62% of all tickets wagered on the spread also landing on the Panthers, it’ll be important to monitor whether the combo of sharp and public money pushes this line up to -3.
And if it gets there, the question will become whether wiseguys again see value, this time with Tampa Bay at the key number of +3.