|2013 ESPN Monday Night Football Week 11 Odds: Patriots vs. Panthers|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Monday, 18 November 2013 14:30|
Patriots vs. Panthers Odds
New England is 7-2 overall, 2-2 on the road and 5-4 against the spread. Carolina is 6-3 overall, 3-1 at home and 6-3 against the spread. The home team has won three straight in this series.
Trends show that the Patriots are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 against the Panthers, but the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 of this series. Carolina is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 home games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Panthers are favored at home, as they have odds of -3 points against the Patriots on Monday night. The over/under total for the game has been set at 46 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Carolina favored by a point. The spread made a slow climb up to 3 points during the week. The over/under total opened at 44 points and hit a peak of 46.5 before falling back to 46.
The Panthers have won five straight since getting off to a 1-3 start. Carolina has been led by its defense, which is allowing just 283.3 yards per game. The defense also has 29 sacks and 21 turnovers. The unit is led by Charles Johnson, who has 8.5 sacks and 22 tackles. The Offensively, Carolina is posting only 323.6 yards per game. Offensively, Cam Newton has thrown for 1,970 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing for 266 yards and four scores.
New England is coming off a bye week. The Patriots won two straight prior to the bye week, lastly beating the Steelers, 55-31. The offense is posting 351.1 yards per game, while the defense has given up 361 yards per game. Tom Brady has thrown for 2,256 yards and 13 touchdowns to lead the offense, while Rob Gronkowski has caught 19 passes for 284 yards and one score since returning from injury. Chandler Jones has 8.5 sacks and 50 tackles to lead the defense.
In terms of Injuries, Carolina receiver Marvin McNutt (ankle) is questionable for the game. New England cornerback Alfonzo Dennard is doubtful for the game with a knee injury while return man Leon Washington is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing New England, as the Patriots are getting 71% of the wagers with odds of +3 points against the Panthers on Monday night.