|2013 NFL on FOX Week 2 Odds, Spread & Total: Panthers vs. Bills|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 12 September 2013 15:00|
Panthers vs. Bills Odds
Buffalo is 0-1 on the season, 0-1 at home and 1-0 against the spread. Carolina is 0-1 overall, 0-1 against the spread and playing in its road opener. The road team has won the last two meetings between these two.
Trends show that the Panthers are 6-1 against the spread in its last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games against a team with a losing record. Buffalo is just 2-10-1 ATS in its last 13 games following a cover.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Carolina is the slight favorite on the road, as the Panthers have odds of -3 points against the Bills on Sunday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 43 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Panthers favored by 2.5 points. The spread hasn’t changed much, just jumping up to 3. The over/under total opened at 44.5 points and hasn’t gotten any higher than that. It dropped to a low of 42.5 before moving back up to 43.
Carolina started the season with a 12-7 loss at home to the Seahawks. The Panthers were held to just 253 total yards of offense against the Seahawks while Seattle posted 370 yards on Carolina. Cam Newton was just 16 of 23 passing for 125 yards with one touchdown. The Panthers’ offense was led by running back Deangelo Williams, who rushed for 86 yards on 17 carries.
The Bills opened the season with a tough 23-21 loss to the Patriots at home. Buffalo held a 21-17 lead in the fourth quarter, but saw the Patriots add two field goals, including the game-winner with 5 seconds left. The Bills gave up 431 total yards in the loss and were held to 286 yards of offense. One issue for Buffalo was penalties, as the team committed 10 in the game. Rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel went 18 of 27 passing for 150 yards and two scores in the loss, but running back C.J. Spiller rushed for just 41 yards on 17 carries.
In terms of Injuries, Carolina cornerback James Dockery is questionable with a thumb injury while safety Mike Mitchell is questionable with a calf issue. Buffalo center Doug Legursky is questionable with a leg injury while Jairus Byrd is questionable with a foot injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Carolina, as the Panthers are getting 57% of the wagers with odds of -3 points at Buffalo on Sunday afternoon.