|Panthers vs. Cardinals 2013 NFL Week 5 Odds, Point Spread & Total|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 04 October 2013 16:00|
Panthers vs. Cardinals Odds
Arizona is 2-2 on the season, 1-0 at home and 3-1 against the spread. Carolina is 1-2 overall, 0-1 on the road and 1-2 against the spread. Carolina has won seven of its last nine against Arizona.
Trends show that the road team is 5-2 against the spread in the last 7 in this series. Arizona is also 4-1 ATS in its last 5 conference games while Carolina is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 road games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Carolina is the small favorite on the road, as they have odds of -1 point at Arizona on Sunday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 41.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had this game as even. The spread quickly moved to Carolina’s side and hit a peak of 1.5 before falling back to 1. The over/under total opened at 42 points and hit a high of 42.5 before moving back to 41.5.
Arizona improved to 2-2 last week with a 13-10 win at Tampa Bay. The Cardinals have had both wins come by a combined 7 points and one of their losses was by just 3 points. The Cardinals haven’t been great offensively, and are struggling to run the ball, averaging only 78.8 yards per game on the ground. Conversely, Arizona’s defense is stopping the ground game, allowing only 75 yards per game on the ground. Carson Palmer has thrown for 1,010 yards and four touchdowns this season, but has six interceptions.
Carolina is coming off a bye, but it had a 38-0 trouncing of the Giants in its last game two weeks ago. The Panthers started 0-2 with a pair of losses by a combined 6 points. The win over the Giants saw it all come together, as the offense had 402 yards while the defense held New York to just 150 yards. Cam Newton has thrown for 577 yards and six touchdowns while DeAngelo Williams has 291 rushing yards in three games. Greg Hardy is leading the Carolina defense with three sacks.
In terms of Injuries, Carolina linebacker Jon Beason (knee) and safety Quintin Mikell (ankle) are both questionable. Arizona defensive tackle Darnell Dockett (groin) and safety Rashad Johnson (finger) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Panthers, as Carolina is getting 78% of the wagers with odds of -1 at Arizona on Sunday.