3 best prop bets for the Carolina Panthers at Buccaneers in Week 17

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What are the best prop bets available when the Carolina Panthers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17?

This is it. The moment every Carolina Panthers fan has been waiting for since their dominant victory over the Detroit Lions in Week 16.

Traveling to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had the scope to be a dead rubber once upon a time this season. But a dramatic turnaround under Steve Wilks means the Panthers can assume complete command of the NFC South with their second road success of the campaign at Raymond James Stadium.

Tampa Bay knows that one more win will guarantee postseason football for Tom Brady once again. But the Panthers can throw a wrench into their plans given the team’s recent run of form and the fact they’ve already beaten Tampa Bay before in 2022.

Looking ahead to the contest, we picked out three prop bets to consider in Week 17.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

Prop Bet No. 1

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Tom Brady prop bets

  • Under 280.5 passing yards at -114 (FanDuel Sportsbook)

Losing stud cornerback Jaycee Horn to a broken wrist is nothing short of devastating. The former first-round selection will be sorely missed despite the acquisition of Josh Norman this week, who is expected to play a small part after reuniting with Steve Wilks.

This injury won’t go unnoticed by Tom Brady, who’s made a living off spotting weaknesses and capitalizing accordingly. However, Tampa Bay’s offensive line can be vulnerable and this is something the Carolina Panthers can take advantage of with the strength of their defensive front seven.

Brady is averaging 278.5 passing yards per game this season, so this could go either way. But backing him to throw under 280.5 passing yards at -114 with FanDuel Sportsbook (bet $114 to win $100) could reap rewards providing the Panthers control the clock.