Panthers Giants Betting Preview for Week 3

New York GiantsCarolina Panthers
0-2September 22, 2013, 01:00 | Bank of America Stadium0-2

Barring a tie, somebody will get their first victory of this season when the New York Giants and Carolina Panthers get together down at Bank of America Stadium Sunday afternoon (1 pm ET, Fox).

In the early betting the Panthers, who just lost in Buffalo on a last-second score, were favored by two points over the G-Men, who have allowed 77 points in losing their first two games.

The Panthers head into a bye week next Sunday and they have struggled in pre-bye games (1-7 ATS past 8 seasons before a bye week).

The Giants meanwhile have struggled bigtime on the road, going 0-5 SU & ATS in their past 5 road games.

View New York Giants vs Carolina Panthers Odds and Stats.

Carolina vs Giants Betting Line: The point spread was settled in at -2.5 favoring the host Panthers earlier in the week, according to Sportsbook. The over under line was hovering around 45.5, with movement expected during the week at Sportsbook.

The Panthers sit at No. 13 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Giants are at No. 17 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Panthers will win this game 20-12.

Last time out for New York, they were a 41-23 loser as they battled the Broncos at home. The Giants failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 64 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cam Newton threw a pair of TD passes in Carolina's last match, but they were defeated anyway by Buffalo 24-23 in Week 2 action on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 15 PPG, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 32 this week at 38.5 PPG. The Panthers aerial game is averaging 151 yards per game, less than the Giants secondary allows through the air, 275.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Giants feature the league's No. 26-rated road run defense, allowing 149 yards per game. Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 7 in rushing offense at home.

A few Giants at Panthers trends to consider:
NY Giants is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
NY Giants is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Giants's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of NY Giants's last 25 games
Carolina is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Carolina is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Carolina is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
New York at Kansas City, Sunday, September 29th
Carolina at Arizona, Sunday, October 6th


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