NFL Odds Week 2: Bucs vs Panthers Expert Vegas Breakdown & NFL Picks: In a NFL odds eek two battle, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit the Carolina Panthers in an early season NFC South division NFL picks 2010 showdown. Las Vegas NFL odds has Carolina as a -3½(-105) point NFL picks week 2 betting favorite at home. In the 2009 NFL picks season, both teams performed well against the Las Vegas odds, especially Tampa Bay, which went 5-3 against the NFL spread as a road underdog set by Vegas NFL lines makers. Carolina swept the NFL picks season series against Tampa last season 16-6 and 28-21.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0) defeated the Cleveland Browns 17-14 in a close NFL picks contest in week 1 at home. Though they did not light-up the scoreboard, Tampa featured a balanced attack in the week 1NFL picks contest, with 169 yards passing on 28 attempts and 119 yards rushing on 30 attempts. Josh Freeman showed some development at quarterback that could bode well for the future as he threw two second half touchdown passes, one the NFL picks game-winner at 6:45 of the fourth quarter. Cadillac Williams was steady if unspectacular at running back and will look to improve for today's NFL odds week 2 picks match-up.
The game plan for today's week 2 NFL picks match-up against the Carolina Panthers (0-1) could involve even more throwing as the secondary was burned for over 250 yards against the Giants. The Carolina corners were particularly vulnerable on the outside so Tampa Bay’s receiving duo of rookie Mike Williams and Michael Spurlock might get some chances. Carolina put up a fight against the Giants in last weeks NFL picks contest, intercepting three of Eli Manning’s passes, but pressure was hard to come by without their sack leader Julius Peppers, now with the Bears. Linebacker Dan Connor had a monster game with 13 tackles and a sack, and safety Charles Godfrey had a pair of interceptions.
With linebackers Connor and Jon Beason, the Panthers should handle the Bucs running game and make Freeman win the NFL odds week 2 contest with his arm. This game will tell how far the Bucs’ young quarterback has progressed and, if he passes this test, the Bucs could cover or outright win today's week 2 NFL picks battle against the Panthers.
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