|2013 NFL Week 7 Odds, Point Spread & Total: Rams vs. Panthers|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 17 October 2013 16:00|
Rams vs. Panthers Odds
Carolina is 2-3 on the season, 1-1 at home and 2-3 against the spread. St. Louis is 3-3 overall, 1-2 on the road and 2-4 against the spread. Carolina has won four of its last five meetings with St. Louis.
Trends show that the Rams are just 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 meetings with the Panthers and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 trips to Carolina. These two have hit the under in their last four meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Carolina is favored at home, as the Panthers have odds of -6 points against the Rams. The over/under total for the game has been set at 42 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Carolina favored by 7 points. The spread dropped to a low of 5.5 points before moving to 6. The over/under total for the game has been set at 42 points.
Carolina is coming off a 35-10 win at Minnesota last week. The Panthers have yet to win back-to-back games this season. This year, the offense is posting 336.6 yards per game while the defense is giving up 299.2 yards per game. Quarterback Cam Newton has thrown for 1,127 yards and nine touchdowns this season while rushing for 153 yards and two scores. The defense is being led by Luke Kuechly, who has 45 tackles with two interceptions.
The Rams are coming off a 38-13 win at Houston last week for its first winning streak of the game. St. Louis has scored at least 27 points in all three wins and allowed at least 31 points in all three losses. The Rams are giving up 388.7 yards per game on defense, while the offense is posting just 295.6 yards per game. Sam Bradford is leading the offense with 1,432 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. Robert Quinn is leading the St. Louis defense with six sacks and four forced fumbles.
In terms of Injuries, St. Louis defensive end Chris Long (thigh) and cornerback Cortland Finnegan (thigh) are both questionable. Carolina running back Kenjon Barner (foot) and safety Robert Lester (hamstring) are also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Carolina, as the Panthers are getting 57% of the wagers with odds of -6 points against St. Louis.