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Cardinals Vs Panthers Odds, Final Score Prediction & TV Info

A year ago, the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers met with a spot in the Super Bowl at stake. The Panthers won and went on to the Super Bowl, the Cardinals went home. This week the two meet again. The NFL Week 8 betting odds favor the Panthers by a FG.

The game kicks-off on FOX this Sunday, October 30st at 1:00 PM ET from the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Arizona Cardinals Vs Carolina Panthers Odds, Final Score Prediction & TV Info

The NFL week 8 odds opened with the Panthers as 1.5-point favorites to beat the Cardinals and since has ballooned to 3-points. If you want to bet the O/U the game total is 48. The money favors the Panthers at -150 while you can cash in at +120 if you back the Cardinals. You can stream the game on Fox Sports Go.

What: Arizona Cardinals (3-3-1) at Carolina Panthers (1-5)
When: Sunday, October 30, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET  
Where: Charlotte, NC
Stadium: Bank of America Stadium
Spread: Panthers -3
Moneyline: Arizona +140 vs Carolina -160
Game Total: 47.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Arizona vs Carolina

Why Bet The Arizona Cardinals To Beat The Panthers

The Arizona Cardinals look to shake off a frustrating tie against their arch rivals from Seattle. The 6-6 tie puts them now 3-3-1 SU and 3-4 ATS this season. Arizona averages 22.7 points per game and allows 15.7 points per game (5th).

“It’s the ultimate team game for a reason,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said after last week’s disappointing tie. “It takes all three phases to win a game.”

Arizona averages 253.9 passing yards per game (15th). QB Carson Palmer (1705 yards, 7 TDs & 5 INTs) is still trying to find his rhythm this season. Against the Seahawks, he completed 29 of 49 passes for 342 yards, zero TDs and zero INTs.

WR Larry Fitzgerald (46 rec, 480 yards, 5 TDs) has scored twice in the last five games after starting the season with three TDs in the first two weeks. The Cardinals average 125.4 rushing yards per game (5th). RB David Johnson (146 car, 681 yards, 8 TDs) leads the NFL in rushing touchdowns after seven weeks.

The Cardinals have the 6th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 193.0 passing yards per game (3rd) and 96.6 rushing yards per game (13th). Arizona has recorded 20 sacks this season (3rd). Tony Jefferson has 52 tackles, and Chandler Jones has 5.0 sacks.

Why Bet The Carolina Panthers To Beat The Cardinals

Can the Carolina Panthers’ bye week help cure their Super Bowl hangover? They haven’t won since Week 2 and are 1-5 SU and 1-5 ATS this season. Carolina averages 26.8 points per game (5th) and allows 29.3 points per game (29th).

“I feel good about us coming into this stretch,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. “We have a lot of really good guys in that locker room who have a lot of confidence. They work really hard. We have an opportunity now because we have some really good football players, but again we have to go and execute.”

Carolina averages 273.3 passing yards per game (8th). The Panthers will win or lose with QB Cam Newton (1296 yards, 8 TDs & 6 INTs) under center and he will have to have one of his best games of the year against a very good Cardinals defense but will need Kelvin Benjamin to step up as the Panthers running game has struggled. Newton has already thrown six interceptions against ten he threw last season.

TE Greg Olsen (39 rec, 610 yards, 2 TDs) leads the team with 15.6 yards per catch. WR Kelvin Benjamin (29 rec, 394 yards, 4 TDs) leads the team in touchdown receptions. The Panthers average 121.0 rushing yards per game (7th). RB Jonathan Stewart (39 car, 158 yards, 2 TDs) ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns against the Saints before their by week.

The Panthers have the 12th total defense in the league. They give up 282.0 passing yards (26th) and 89.5 rushing yards per game (7th). Carolina has recorded 12 sacks this season (22nd). Luke Kuechly has 68 tackles, and Tre Boston has two sacks.

Betting Trends For this matchup:

  • Arizona is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Arizona is 13-5-1 SU in its last 19 games
  • Arizona is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Arizona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Carolina
  • Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Carolina

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Public bets are coming in on the Cardinals, though it was closer to 50/50 at lower lines. Bettors on the Panthers are thinking they’re too good to start 1-6. Sharps jumped on Carolina at -1.5 pushing the spread up to a field goal; those who like Arizona are glad to get the +3.

My final score prediction is Arizona 24, Carolina 17.
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