After a mini bye-week, the Carolina Panthers are on the road to face the Detroit Lions. The NFL Week 11 betting line favors Carolina by 4-points to win. If you are betting underdog Detroit straight-up, then the Lions pay +170 on the moneyline. The game total is 51-points for over/under bets.
Line & Pick Carolina Panthers vs. Detroit Lions NFL Week 11
What: NFL Week 11
Who: Carolina Panthers vs. Detroit Lions
Where: Ford Field 2000 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48226
When: 1 PM ET, Sunday, November 18
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Spread: Panthers -4
Moneyline: CAR -200/DET +170
Should you bet on Carolina to beat Detroit?
The Panthers had a long week to lick their wounds after a 51-24 loss at the hands of the Steelers last Thursday. Carolina had won its previous three games and sits second in the NFC South at 6-3.
"Guys trying to do things that they don’t need to try to do," Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said. "A lot of good things happened for a three-game stretch, and unfortunately, we made mistakes. Sometimes you’ve got to take your medicine. … A very humbling experience to get beat the way we did."
Powered by the run-happy duo of Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey, Carolina’s rushing offense ranks third in the league with 138.4 yards per game. The team’s soft spot this season is the defense. The Panthers’ rank 22nd in passing yards allowed at 272.9.
Should you bet on Detroit to beat Carolina?
Detroit may have 3-6 record straight-up, but against the spread, both the Lions and Panthers are both 5-4. The Lions’ offense hasn’t impressed in its last two games against the Vikings and Lions losing by a combined score of 58-31.
The Lions rank in the bottom half rushing offense, passing offense, total offense, rushing defense, and total defense. The only bright spot for Detroit is its passing defense that ranks 7th in the league at 248.9 yards against.
Carolina Panthers vs Detroit Lions NFL Week 11 Pick
Both defenses stink in this matchup. Carolina will want to score early and often after putting up a stinker last week. This tilt is primed for plenty of scoring! I am picking the total point score going over 51 when Carolina and Detroit face off in this NFL Week 11 matchup.