Panthers live dog vs SF 49ers
The Carolina Panthers have won and covered four games in a row, and have played themselves into the six seed in the NFC playoff race.
More importantly for Week 10 NFL bettors, they own a 7-1 ATS streak in their past eight visits to San Francisco.
But Cam Newton and the boys have a tough task this week, traveling cross-country to challenge the 6-2 49ers at Candlestick Park Sunday afternoon (4:05 pm ET, Fox).
Carolina is now just one game behind first-place New Orleans in the NFC South. The Panthers are also 5-3 ATS.
San Francisco, meanwhile, has won and covered five games in a row, is 6-2 ATS on the season and just had last week off.
In the early betting Carolina was getting 6.5 points as road dogs against the Niners over at Bovada.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Panthers in this one found them as 6.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 41.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 9-rated 49ers and the No. 4-ranked Panthers, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 31-28 result in favor of the Panthers.
Carolina was a 34-10 winner in its last match at home against the Falcons. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 44 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 5-ranked offense (27.25 PPG) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 2 at 13.25 PPG. The 49ers passing attack has averaged 189.88 yards per game, less than the Panthers give up through the air (220.75 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Panthers own the league's No. 6-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 90.5 yards per game when on the road. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 10 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Panthers at 49ers trends to consider:
Carolina is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Carolina is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
San Francisco is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
San Francisco is 15-7 ATS in its last 22 games at home
Carolina at New England, Monday, November 18th
San Francisco at New Orleans, Sunday, November 17th