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Panthers Have Won 14 Straight at Home

A pair of teams with Super Bowl aspirations will do battle on the gridiron in Week 3, as the Minnesota Vikings (2-0) take their talents to Carolina for a date with Cam Newton and the Panthers (1-1).

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of the Vikings' last 11 games after consecutive wins.
  • The Panthers are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • The visiting team is 2-5 SU and ATS in its last seven games in this matchup.

The confines of Bank of America Stadium have been anything but friendly to visiting teams lately. Carolina has been dominant at home, going 14-0 SU in their last 14 home games. Covering the spread hasn’t been an issue either, as they’ve gone 10-4 ATS during that span.

That’s not the only trend that favors the home side in this contest. Visiting teams are a measly 2-5 SU and ATS in the last seven meetings between the clubs.

Minnesota’s most recent triumph came against the archrival Green Bay Packers, a 17-14 victory in Sunday Night Football. In the debut of U.S. Bank Stadium, Minnesota’s defense stymied the high-flying Packers offense and limited all-world quarterback Aaron Rodgers to 213 yards and a 70.7 quarterback rating.

Newly acquired signal-caller Sam Bradford was impressive in his Vikings debut, throwing for 286 yards and two touchdowns. Bradford finished with a 71 percent completion percentage and a 121.2 quarterback rating.

After suffering another loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 1, the Panthers throttled the lowly San Francisco 49ers in a dominant 42-27 effort. Minnesota’s vaunted defense is a significant upgrade over San Fran’s, however, so don’t expect another 42-point output by the Panthers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks, including Bovada, had set the Carolina Panthers as -6.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 43 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines at MyBookie).

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 23-17 win for the Panthers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Minnesota Vikings vs Carolina Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Carolina Panthers sit at 1-1 (1-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Minnesota Vikings are currently 2-0 (2-0 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Carolina is 2-0 OU, and Minnesota is 1-1 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Carolina vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Panthers - Vikings odds would favor the Panthers if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. Carolina is rated No. 2 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Vikings sit at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Carolina's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 33 PPG, against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 5 this week at 15 PPG. The Panthers aerial game is averaging 264.5 yards per game, more than the Vikings secondary allows through the air, 216 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Minnesota Vikings feature the league's No. 3-rated road run defense, allowing 64 yards per game. The Carolina Panthers, meanwhile, ranks No. 1 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Stefon Diggs was good for 182 receiving yards in the Vikings's most recent action, helping his team to a 17-14 victory over the Packers.

Carolina comes off a game where it received a 4-TD performance from Cam Newton in defeating the 49ers 46-27.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Carolina is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Carolina is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games
  • Carolina is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to New York, Monday, October 3rd
Carolina at Atlanta, Sunday, October 2nd

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