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Carolina Has Enjoyed Recent Success as a Small Favorite

The Carolina Panthers are 14-4 SU and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games as a favorite of four points or less. The Panthers will try to get the job done as a small road favorite on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.

Shark Bites
  • The Rams are 1-7 SU and ATS in their last eight games in Week 9.
  • The Panthers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against the Rams.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Panthers' last five games against the Rams.

Carolina came out of its bye week and picked up a much-needed win last Sunday, snapping an 0-4 SU and ATS losing streak with a 30-20 victory over Arizona. In six starts through Carolina's first seven games, Cam Newton has a completion percentage of 57% and a passer rating of 80.7, which are both currently the lowest of the reigning MVP's career.

The Rams returned from London and headed into their bye week with a 3-4 SU and ATS record after going 0-3 SU and ATS over their last three games. Los Angeles is 4-1 SU and ATS in its last five home games against teams with losing records.

Despite throwing four interceptions in the 17-10 loss to the New York Giants, Case Keenum remains the starter for the Rams. Keenum's 10 interceptions trail only Ryan Fitzpatrick's 11 for worst in the NFL.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors who were going with the Los Angeles Rams in this one found them listed as 2-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 46 for Sunday.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 26-22 victory for the Rams. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Carolina Panthers vs Los Angeles Rams Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Los Angeles battles the Carolina Panthers, currently with a 2-5 mark (2-5 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 3-4 for the Rams and 5-2 for the Panthers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Carolina injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 25 (Los Angeles Rams) and the No. 15 (Carolina Panthers) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Los Angeles Rams No. 30-ranked offense (17.14 PPG) against a Carolina Panthers defense that ranks No. 26 at 28 PPG. The Rams passing attack has averaged 227.71 yards per game, less than the Panthers give up through the air (286.86 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Carolina Panthers own the league's No. 9-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 100.33 yards per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 30 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Rams were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 17-10 score against New York.

Betting Trends
  • Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Carolina is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Carolina's last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Los Angeles's last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Los Angeles's last 10 games at home
  • Los Angeles is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Carolina
  • Los Angeles is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Carolina

Next Betting Matchups

Carolina home to Kansas City, Sunday, November 13th
Los Angeles at New York, Sunday, November 13th