MNF - Patriots vs. Panthers Odds
After a stretch of Monday night duds, we have a dandy this week.
The impressive Carolina Panthers host Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in an intriguing matchup between one the league’s blossoming teams and a perennial power.
This is the first time the Panthers have been favored over New England in six meeting, dating back to 1995, according to the OddsShark.com database.
The Panthers, behind quarterback Cam Newton and a good defense, have won five straight games. They are fresh off a road win over the San Francisco 49ers.
The Patriots are coming off a bye and return to Monday Night Football, where they’ve had plenty of success. The Patriots are 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 Monday Night Football appearances (10-1 SU).
New England was a small road underdog early in the week and they have excelled in that role lately, going 8-1 ATS in nine games in this situation. But they are just 1-4 ATS lifetime against Carolina.
Backers of the Panthers have seen them go 6-3 and 6-3 ATS so far this season, while the Patriots are at 7-2 and 5-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Patriots are 4-5, while the Panthers are 4-5.
Oddsmakers at Bovada had the Panthers as -1.5-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 45.5.
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 4 and the Patriots at No. 7 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 29-25 result in favor of the Panthers.
In their last action, New England was a 55-31 winner at home against the Steelers. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (86) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Panthers grabbed a Week 10 victory over the 49ers in their last game, winning 10-9 at Candlestick Park.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 23.78 PPG, against a Patriots defense that ranks No. 7 this week at 19.44 PPG. The Panthers aerial game is averaging 195.56 yards per game, less than the Patriots secondary allows through the air, 232.78 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Patriots own the league's No. 25-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 133.25 yards per game when on the road. Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 8 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Patriots at Panthers trends to consider:
New England is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
New England is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New England's last 6 games
New England is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Carolina is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Carolina is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
New England at Denver, Sunday, November 24th
Carolina at Miami, Sunday, November 24th