|NFL Week 8 Odds: Panthers vs. Bears Point Spread & Over/Under Total|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Friday, 26 October 2012 14:00|
Panthers vs. Bears Week 8 Odds
CHICAGO, IL (The Spread) – The Bears will look to run their record to 6-1 on the season when they host the Buccaneers at 1:00PM ET on Sunday.
CAROLINA: The Panthers lost their fourth straight game last Sunday, losing 19-14 to the Cowboys. Cam Newton threw for 233 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the loss, while Steve Smith caught seven passes for 83 yards. Carolina hasn’t been able to get its running game going this year, although Newton did have 64 yards rushing on six carries. The loss dropped the Panthers record to 1-5 and they’re now just 2-4 against the spread. They’ve failed to cover the number in each of the last two weeks.
CHICAGO: The Bears beat the Lions 13-7 on Monday Night Football earlier this week. Jay Cutler threw for just 150 yards and one touchdown on 16-of-31 passing, while Matt Forte rushed 22 times for 96 yards and Brandon Marshall caught six passes for 81 yards and a touchdown. The win elevated Chicago’s record to 5-1 on the year, which put the Bears in sole possession of first place in the NFC North. That said, they failed to cover as a 6.5-point favorite as Detroit scored a touchdown in the closing seconds to cover the number. The Bears are now 4-2 against the spread and 3-1 ATS in their last four games.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bears are 9-point favorites over the Panthers, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 43 points. The Panthers enter this game with a straight up record of 1-5 and are 2-4 against the spread, while the Bears are 5-1 straight up and 4-2 ATS.
TRENDS: The underdog is 4-0-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams while the road team is 3-0-1 ATS in the last four meetings. The Panthers are also 2-5 against the number in their last seven games versus the NFC and the Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last five games in October.
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