NFL Week 16 Totals: Bucs-Panthers Over/Under Drops With Injury News

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will try to rebound from their shutout loss to New Orleans in Week 16 when they face the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte in NFL Week 16. The total for this contest has dropped from an opener of 48 to 44 at several sportsbooks, including BetMGM.

SuperBook USA posted the opening total prior to Tampa Bay’s loss of star WR Chris Godwin to a torn ACL against the Saints on Sunday night. WR Mike Evans and RB Leonard Fournette are also being monitored with strained hamstrings. Evans appears to have a better chance to play Sunday than does Fournette.

While Carolina has been virtually eliminated from playoff contention, the Bucs (10-4) are currently the NFC’s third seed and trail No. 1 seed Green Bay (11-4) by one game.

Cam Newton and Sam Darnold are both expected to see time at QB for the Panthers.

Let’s examine the remainder of Week 16 totals with all lines current as of Thursday morning.

Game Time Teams Open
Thu (12/22) @ 8:16pm ET JAX Jaguars o39.5 -110 o22.5 +130 o29.5 +105 o22.5 +118 o23.5 +175
NY Jets u39.5 -110 u22.5 -161 u29.5 -135 u22.5 -154 u23.5 -208
Sat (12/24) @ 1:00pm ET SEA Seahawks u49.5 -110 u27.5 -145 u35.5 -1000 u48.5 -110 u49.5 -110 u27.5 -135 u28.5 -169
KC Chiefs o49.5 -110 o27.5 +115 o35.5 +575 o48.5 -110 o49.5 -110 o27.5 +104 o28.5 +140
Sat (12/24) @ 1:00pm ET NY Giants u47.5 -110 u37.5 -120 u39.5 -105 u48 -110 u48.0 -108 u38.5 -114 u37 +110
MIN Vikings o47.5 -110 o37.5 -110 o39.5 -120 o48 -110 o48.0 -114 o38.5 -114 o37 -125
Sat (12/24) @ 1:00pm ET CIN Bengals o39.5 -110 o40.5 -105 o40.5 -154 o41.5 -110 o41.5 -110 o40.5 -152 o43.5 0
NE Patriots u39.5 -110 u40.5 -125 u40.5 +120 u41.5 -110 u41.5 -110 u40.5 +116 u43.5 0
Sat (12/24) @ 1:02pm ET ATL Falcons o40.5 -110 o25.5 -135 o26.5 +625 o26.5 +134 o26 -120
BAL Ravens u40.5 -110 u25.5 +105 u26.5 -1250 u26.5 -175 u26 +105
Sat (12/24) @ 1:02pm ET NO Saints u35.5 -110 u32.5 +100 u30.5 -115 u33.5 -154 u32.5 +100
CLE Browns o35.5 -110 o32.5 -130 o30.5 -115 o33.5 +118 o32.5 -115
Sat (12/24) @ 1:02pm ET BUF Bills o42.5 -110 o40.5 -141 o41.5 -185 o40.5 -114 o41.5 +175
CHI Bears u42.5 -110 u40.5 +110 u41.5 +140 u40.5 -114 u41.5 -208
Sat (12/24) @ 1:02pm ET DET Lions u43.5 -105 u54.5 -145 u58.5 -400 u59.5 -102 u57 +115
CAR Panthers o43.5 -115 o54.5 +115 o58.5 +280 o59.5 -128 o57 -135
Sat (12/24) @ 2:01pm ET HOU Texans o40.5 -110 o32.5 -125 o33.5 +210 o30.5 -114 o33.5 +200
TEN Titans u40.5 -110 u32.5 -105 u33.5 -278 u30.5 -115 u33.5 -250
Sat (12/24) @ 4:05pm ET WAS Commanders u39.5 -110 u50.5 -141 u50.5 -105 u37.5 -109 u50.5 -130 u53.5 -141
SF 49ers o39.5 -110 o50.5 +110 o50.5 -125 o37.5 -112 o50.5 +100 o53.5 +120
Sat (12/24) @ 4:25pm ET PHI Eagles u50.5 -110 u74.5 -105 u70.5 -115 u48.0 -114 u74.5 -122 u74.5 +105
DAL Cowboys o50.5 -110 o74.5 -125 o70.5 -115 o48.0 -108 o74.5 -106 o74.5 -120
Sat (12/24) @ 8:16pm ET LV Raiders o40.5 -110 o19.5 -105 o20.5 +100 o19.5 -106 o19 +100
PIT Steelers u40.5 -110 u19.5 -125 u20.5 -130 u19.5 -122 u19 -115
Sun (12/25) @ 1:02pm ET GB Packers o46.5 -110 o49.5 -130 o53.5 +100 o49.5 -110 o49.5 -109 o53.5 +102 o50 0
MIA Dolphins u46.5 -110 u49.5 +100 u53.5 -125 u49.5 -110 u49.5 -112 u53.5 -132 u50 0
Sun (12/25) @ 4:36pm ET DEN Broncos o35.5 -110 o58.5 +125 o60.5 -115 o53.5 -145 o65.5 +140
LA Rams u35.5 -110 u58.5 -154 u60.5 -115 u53.5 +110 u65.5 -169
Sun (12/25) @ 8:23pm ET TB Buccaneers u40.5 -110 u31.5 -115 u35.5 -154 u42.0 -109 u31.5 -108 u35 0
ARI Cardinals o40.5 -110 o31.5 -115 o35.5 +120 o42.0 -112 o31.5 -120 o35 0
Mon (12/26) @ 8:15pm ET LA Chargers u47.5 -110 u26.5 -154 u24.5 -130 u29.5 -118 u24.5 -169
IND Colts o47.5 -110 o26.5 +125 o24.5 +100 o29.5 -110 o24.5 +140

Thursday: 49ers at Titans (O/U 44)

These teams don’t play regularly, so the fact that the last five games in this series have all gone ‘over’ doesn’t mean much. The first game in the stretch came in 1999 and the last in 2017. An interesting tidbit, anyway.

Also read: 49ers-Titans player props

Browns at Packers (O/U 45.5)

Green Bay is riding a four-game streak to the ‘over’ after its narrow 31-30 escape against the Ravens. Cleveland is still fighting to make the playoffs.

Colts at Cardinals (O/U 49)

This is the highest total on the Week 16 board along with Rams-Vikings. Head to PointsBet if you’re thinking about betting the ’over’ here. It was being offered at 48 as of Thursday.

Giants at Eagles (O/U 40.5)

If you’re still betting ‘over’ in games involving the Giants after the last two months, you are either masochistic or not paying attention. They’ve gone ‘over’ in one of their last nine games (1-7-1).

Chargers at Texans (O/U 45.5)

The Chargers have been a reliable ‘over’ bet in four of their last five games. The concern lies with Houston. Before its 30-10 win over doormat Jacksonville last week, Houston averaged nine points in their previous three games.

Lions at Falcons (O/U 42.5)

Detroit has gone ‘under’ in five of its last six road games. Atlanta has cashed five ‘under’ tickets in five of its last six games. This is still a stay-away play in my humble opinion.

Ravens at Bengals (O/U 45.5)

Lamar Jackson is still iffy for this one as he recovers from an ankle sprain. But backup QB Tyler Huntley looked equally effective against the Packers. The Ravens have gone ‘under’ in five of their last six roadies, though.

Rams at Vikings (O/U 49)

Both teams are coming off ho-hum, low-scoring wins in Week 15. The thought here is that sets the stage for a big bounce by both teams to the ‘over’ in the dome.

Jags at Jets (O/U 41.5)

It’s a shame that some of these games have to be played. On the other hand, America has an insatiable appetite for football and betting. The Jags, like the Giants, have gone ‘over’ one time in the last nine games.

Bills at Pats (O/U 43.5)

The marquee game of the week. The forecast in Foxborough on Sunday is fairly tame, unlike when these two teams played in Buffalo on Dec. 6. As a result, the number here is getable for ‘over’ players.

Bears at Seahawks (O/U 43)

It’s hard to be enthused about many points being scored here. Seattle looked disjointed on offense in the 20-10 loss to the Rams. The Bears have played in five straight ‘under’ contests.

Steelers at Chiefs (O/U 46)

Now that Kansas City has a defense, it makes it harder to feel comfortable in casually playing the ‘over’ in games at Arrowhead Stadium. Two of their last three home tilts have gone ‘under’ the total.

Broncos at Raiders (O/U 41.5)

This is a pretty low number, but recency bias screams about any bet on the ‘over’ here. The Raiders did what they needed to do in a 16-14 comeback win over Cleveland, and the Broncos spit the bit in a 15-10 loss at home to Cincinnati last week.

Washington Football Team at Cowboys (O/U 47)

There’s something fishy about the offense in Big D. The Cowboys have played great defensively, and those two factors combined have led to seven ‘unders’ in their last eight games.

Monday: Dolphins at Saints (O/U 38.5)

Super low number here. It might have something to do with the Saints shutting out Tampa Bay, 9-0, on Sunday. New Orleans has been a solid ‘under’ team in four of its last five games.

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