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Point spread favors Packers in battle with Panthers

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Sep 18, 1:00 PM | Grass of Bank of America Stadium

Green Bay Packers vs Carolina Panthers Odds

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Oddsmakers are not putting much stock in the dynamite debut of Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers last week, making them huge double-digit home underdogs in their home opener.

The reason is the opponent - the defending-champion Packers who ripped apart New Orleans to kick off the season. Of note, the road team has covered the spread in 8 of the past 10 meetings between the Packers and Panthers.

View Green Bay vs Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup the Panthers sit as 10-point underdogs . The total, meanwhile, has been pegged by the oddsmakers at 44.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Panthers and the No. 12-ranked Packers, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 39-24 result in favor of the Packers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 19-ranked offense (21 PPG) against a Packers defense that ranks No. 27 at 34 PPG. The Panthers passing attack has averaged 403 yards per game, more than the Packers give up through the air (396 YPG on average).

Green Bay won its last outing, a 42-34 result against the Saints on September 8. The Packers covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 76 combined points took the game OVER the total. Last time out, Aaron Rodgers threw for 3 scores and 312 yards in leading his team past New Orleans at Lambeau Field.

Carolina lost its last outing, a 28-21 result against the Cardinals on September 11. The Panthers failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 49 combined points took the game OVER the total. Cam Newton's 422-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Arizona earned a 28-21 win over Carolina on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Green Bay Packers Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 8-2

Carolina Panthers Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 2-8

A few Packers at Panthers trends to consider:
Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Green Bay's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Green Bay's last 11 games when playing Carolina
Green Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Carolina's last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Carolina's last 11 games when playing Green Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games when playing at home against Green Bay
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Green Bay

Next up:
Green Bay at Chicago, Sunday, September 25
Carolina home to Jacksonville, Sunday, September 25

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