Giants vs Panthers Odds Preview
When the Carolina Panthers host the New York Giants Thursday night at Bank of America Field, bettors should be ready for plenty of offense.
The total has gone OVER in six of the last seven meetings between these two teams. Both teams went OVER in their game last Sunday and six of the seven meetings in franchise history have played OVER the total.
The total opened at 52 Tuesday and New York was a 1-point road favorite at 5Dimes, a position where the Giants have been very tough, going 8-2 ATS past 10 times in this role.
Bettors looking to side with the Panthers in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at Sportsbook.ag, while the total was sitting at 52.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers - Giants odds would favor the Giants if the lines were set according to power ranks. Carolina is rated No. 23 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Giants sit at No. 9. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 28-26 win for the Panthers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 20-ranked offense (22.5 PPG) against a Giants defense that ranks No. 25 at 29 PPG. The Panthers passing attack has averaged 267.5 yards per game, more than the Giants give up through the air (259 YPG on average).
New York won its last outing, a 41-34 result against the Buccaneers on September 16. The Giants failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 75 combined points took the game OVER the total. New York comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Eli Manning in defeating the Buccaneers 41-34.
Last time out for Carolina, they were a 35-27 winner as they battled the Saints at home. The Panthers covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 62 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Steve Smith was good for 104 receiving yards in the Panthers's most recent action, helping his team to a 35-27 victory over the Saints.
New York Giants Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the division are 7-3
Carolina Panthers Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 4-6
A few Giants at Panthers trends to consider:
NY Giants are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
NY Giants are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Giants last 7 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the NY Giants last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina's last 7 games when playing NY Giants
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Carolina's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games at home
Carolina is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
NY Giants at Philadelphia, Sunday, September 30
Carolina at Atlanta, Sunday, September 30