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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 (12/23) @ 8:20pm ET SF 49ers o44.5 -110 o36 -115 o33.5 -120 o45 -110 o45.5 -110 o37.5 +1000
TEN Titans u44.5 -110 u36 -115 u33.5 +100 u45 -110 u45.5 -110 u37.5 0
Sat (12/25) @ 4:30pm ET CLE Browns o45.5 -110 o45.5 -115 o45.5 -141 o47 -110 o46.5 -110 o46.5 +1000
GB Packers u45.5 -110 u45.5 -115 u45.5 +115 u47 -110 u46.5 -110 u46.5 -10000
Sat (12/25) @ 8:15pm ET IND Colts u48.5 -110 u42 -110 u38.5 -115 u38.5 -179
ARI Cardinals o48.5 -110 o42 -120 o38.5 -105 o38.5 +140
Sun (12/26) @ 1:00pm ET DET Lions u44 -110 u43 +105 u37.5 -3333 u42.5 -110 u42.5 -108 u36.5 0
ATL Falcons o44 -110 o43 -135 o37.5 +1250 o42.5 -110 o42.5 -114 o36.5 +1000
Sun (12/26) @ 1:00pm ET TB Buccaneers u46.5 -110 u42.5 -141 u38.5 -278 u44 -110 u44.0 -112 u38.5 -2500
CAR Panthers o46.5 -110 o42.5 +110 o38.5 +220 o44 -110 o44.0 -109 o38.5 +900
Sun (12/26) @ 1:00pm ET BAL Ravens o43.5 -110 o65.5 -115 o69.5 +115 o43.5 -110 o43.0 -109 o62.5 +255
CIN Bengals u43.5 -110 u65.5 -115 u69.5 -141 u43.5 -110 u43.0 -112 u62.5 -345
Sun (12/26) @ 1:00pm ET LA Chargers u47.5 -110 u55.5 -115 u71.5 -10000 u45.5 -110 u46.0 -114 u70.5 +114
HOU Texans o47.5 -110 o55.5 -115 o71.5 +3300 o45.5 -110 o46.0 -108 o70.5 -147
Sun (12/26) @ 1:00pm ET LA Rams o49.5 -110 o47 -130 o53.5 +150 o48.5 -110 o48.5 -114 o50.5 +235
MIN Vikings u49.5 -110 u47 +100 u53.5 -185 u48.5 -110 u48.5 -108 u50.5 -323
Sun (12/26) @ 1:00pm ET BUF Bills o44.5 -110 o57 -115 o53.5 +105 o43.5 -110 o43.5 -114 o54.5 +1000
NE Patriots u44.5 -110 u57 -115 u53.5 -125 u43.5 -110 u43.5 -108 u54.5 -3333
Sun (12/26) @ 1:00pm ET JAX Jaguars o41.5 -110 o47.5 +120 o47.5 +145 o43 -110 o42.5 -114 o53.5 +118
NY Jets u41.5 -110 u47.5 -149 u47.5 -175 u43 -110 u42.5 -108 u53.5 -149
Sun (12/26) @ 1:00pm ET NY Giants o42.5 -110 o44 +100 o36.5 -149 o41 -110 o41.5 -108 o44.5 +520
PHI Eagles u42.5 -110 u44 -130 u36.5 +125 u41 -110 u41.5 -114 u44.5 -909
Sun (12/26) @ 4:04pm ET CHI Bears o43.5 -110 o48 -120 o48.5 +100 o41.0 -112 o49.5 +1000
SEA Seahawks u43.5 -110 u48 -110 u48.5 -120 u41.0 -109 u49.5 -5000
Sun (12/26) @ 4:24pm ET DEN Broncos o42.5 -110 o39.5 -120 o38.5 -110 o42.0 -108 o30.5 +220
LV Raiders u42.5 -110 u39.5 -110 u38.5 -110 u42.0 -114 u30.5 -294
Sun (12/26) @ 4:25pm ET PIT Steelers u46.5 -110 u46 -120 u52.5 +135 u44.5 -110 u44.5 -108 u46.5 -1250
KC Chiefs o46.5 -110 o46 -110 o52.5 -164 o44.5 -110 o44.5 -114 o46.5 +630
Sun (12/26) @ 8:22pm ET WAS Washington u47.5 -110 u69.5 +180 u69.5 +150 u46.0 -109 u69.5 +215
DAL Cowboys o47.5 -110 o69.5 -233 o69.5 -185 o46.0 -112 o69.5 -294
Mon (12/27) @ 8:15pm ET MIA Dolphins o39.5 -110 o26 -130 o29.5 -149 o37.5 -110 o37.5 -109 o23.5 +1000
NO Saints u39.5 -110 u26 +100 u29.5 +125 u37.5 -110 u37.5 -112 u23.5 0

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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