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How To Bet The Green Bay Packers Vs Carolina Panthers Line

The Green Bay Packers travel to Charlotte to face Carolina Panthers in Week 9 after losing their first game of the season. Last week, Green Bay was favored over Denver, but someone forget to tell the Broncos. Denver destroyed Green Bay 29 to 10. Things don’t get any easier for the Packers as they have to travel and face another unbeaten team, Carolina, on Sunday.

The NFL week 9 betting line favors Green Bay by 3-points to beat the undefeated Carolina Panthers this week. Kickoff is scheduled for this Sunday, November 8th at 1:00 PM ET on FOX. Cord-cutters can stream the game via Fox Sports Go.

A Closer Look At How To Bet The Green Bay Packers Vs Carolina Panthers NFL Week 9 Line

What: Green Bay Packers (6-1) at Carolina Panthers (7-0)
When: Sunday, November 8, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET 
Where: Charlotte, NC
Stadium: Bank of America Stadium
Weather: 60° F | Sprinkles
Spread: Packers -3
Moneyline: Green Bay -140 vs Carolina +120
Game Total: 46.5
Watch: FOX
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Green Bay vs Carolina

Why Bet On Green Bay (-2.5) to Beat Carolina

Rodgers has thrown for an average of 287.0 yards with 8 touchdowns and 1 interception in 3 career meetings with the Panthers.

Future hall-of-fame QB Aaron Rodgers looked human against Denver’s elite defense. Rodgers threw for only 77 yards. He didn’t toss an interception, which is good, but he didn’t throw a TD, either.

Denver’s defense is ranked first in passing yards allowed per game at 171.9. Rodgers faces a defense on Sunday in Carolina’s that isn’t nearly as effective against really good quarterbacks. On average, opponents throw for 233.6 yards against Carolina’s D.

Rodgers should at least get that. Luke McCown, filling in for the injured Drew Brees, threw for 310 yards against the Panthers and almost led the Saints to a road win. Rodgers is a much better quarterback than Luke McCown. The Green Bay offense figures to bounce back big time in this matchup.

Why Bet On Carolina to Beat Green Bay (-2.5)

Carolina ranks 7th against the pass this season, allowing 228.9 yards per game. The team also sits 3rd with 12 INTs and has 11 sacks over the past 3 weeks.

Carolina is the top ranked rushing team in the NFL. The Panthers average a stunning 144 yards per game on the ground. Carolina’s ability to rush the football is one of the reasons why they are in every game in which they play.

Green Bay’s weakness on defense is stopping the rush. The Packers allow 124.4 rushing yards per game. If Green Bay cannot stop the Panthers’ rushing attack, Carolina might be on its way to an 8 and 0 record. Expect Carolina to try to control the flow of the game by running the football.

That may not succeed. Green Bay is deadly after losing straight up. The Packers are 4-0-1 ATS. Rodgers and the Packers offense figures to bounce back while Carolina’s luck is going to run out eventually. Why not run out in this game? My final score prediction is Green Bay 31, Carolina 17.

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