|2013 NFL on FOX Week 3 Odds, Point Spread & Total: Giants vs. Panthers|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:00|
Giants vs. Panthers Odds
Carolina is 0-2 on the season, 0-1 at home and 0-2 against the spread. New York is 0-2 on the season, 0-1 on the road and 0-2 against the spread. New York has won four of its last five against Carolina.
Trends show that the road team is 5-2 against the spread in the last 7 in this series. New York is also 4-1 ATS in its last 5 against Carolina. The two have hit the over in 4 of their last 5 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Carolina is favored to win this game, as the Panthers have odds of -1 point at home against the Giants. The over/under total has been set at 45.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Panthers favored by a point. The spread dropped to even before making the move back to Carolina -1. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 45.5 points.
The Giants are off to an 0-2 start following a 41-23 loss at home to Denver. The Giants are now giving up an average of 38.5 points and 373 yards per game on defense. The offense is moving the ball, as the Giants ranks first in the NFL in passing, but the team is turning the ball over too much. The team has nine turnovers this season, seven of which have come from Eli Manning via interceptions. Manning has 812 yards and five touchdowns, but the turnovers are an issue. The team has also rushed for just 73 yards through two games.
Carolina has lost both its games by a combined 6 points, including the 1-point loss at Buffalo last week, 24-23. Carolina isn’t playing all that poorly, the team just hasn’t closed out games. Cam Newton has thrown for just 354 yards and three touchdowns through two games, but DeAngelo Williams has rushed for 171 yards. Defensively, Luke Kuechly has a team-high 23 tackles with two tackles for loss and one interception.
In terms of Injuries, New York tackle David Diehl is out with a thumb injury while linebacker Dan Connor was placed on IR this week with a neck injury. Carolina safety Quintin Mikell is doubtful for the game with an undisclosed injury while cornerback James Dockery is questionable with a thumb injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing New York, as the Giants are getting 88% of the wagers with odds of +1 points at Carolina on Sunday.