Panthers vs. Buccaneers Weather Forecast: Strong Winds Expected at Raymond James Stadium (Sept. 20)
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- Strong winds are in the forecast in Florida for Sunday's game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers.
- PJ Walsh breaks down the impact that could have on the game below.
Sunday’s Week 2 NFL slate will generally be played in good weather conditions. However, strong winds are expected in one of today’s matchups, which could have a significant effect on scoring.
It’s no secret that it’s harder to accurately throw a football in windy weather than in calm conditions, especially when trying to connect on deep, downfield passes that result in explosive scoring.
As a result, games played in double-digit breezes have historically fallen under the closing total.
According to our Bet Labs data, unders are 495-392-10 (55.8%) in games played in average winds of at least 10 mph since 2003.
Panthers vs. Buccaneers (1 p.m. ET, FOX) should easily clear the double-digit winds mark, so let’s take a deeper look at today’s weather forecast at Raymond James Stadium.
Panthers vs. Buccaneers Weather Forecast
The National Weather Service is calling for breezy conditions today in Tampa, with 9-16 mph breezes and gusts up to 23 mph.
Sports Insights’ weather data shows that the winds will be stronger early this afternoon, blowing between 17-18 mph throughout the game.
Savvy bettors appear to have taken note, as the Panthers vs. Buccaneers over/under has dropped from an opener of 49 to 47 at DraftKings Sportsbook and even lower at a handful of shops across the market.
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