Injury impacts Giants-Panthers spread

The New York Giants will be without one of their top weapons for Thursday’s game at Carolina.Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who had a monster game in Sunday’s win over Tampa Bay, will not play against the Panthers due to a sore foot.

Nicks was expected to play when oddsmakers installed the Giants as 1-point road favorites. However, the number had been shrinking early in the week and was down to a pick'em as of Tuesday. 
That changed Wednesday afternoon when news broke that Hicks did not make the trip to Carolina. The line quickly bumped up to Panthers -1.5 at multiple sports books, including Bovada, TopBet, and BetOnline.
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