Panthers open as favorites vs. Cardinals

Panthers open as 3-point favorites vs. Cardinals in NFC Championship Game

Following their victory over the Seahawks on Sunday, the Panthers opened as favorites versus the Cardinals in this year's NFC Championship Game.

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According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, Carolina is a 3-point favorite over Arizona for Sunday's NFC title game. The total, meanwhile, opened at 47 points.

The Panthers jumped out to a 31-0 lead over the Seahawks at halftime of Sunday's Divisional round matchup, but Seattle scored 24 unanswered points in the second half. Carolina hung on for a 31-24 victory and still covered as a 2.5-point favorite as the combined score sailed over the posted total of 41.5.

As for the Cardinals, they survived a "Hail Mary" touchdown by the Packers at the end of regulation on Saturday night. The touchdown tied the game at 20-20 but a Larry Fitzgerald score on Arizona's first possession of overtime gave the Cardinals a 26-20 victory. They failed to cover as a 7-point favorite.

Carolina has been one of the best bets in football this season, covering the spread in 12 of its 17 games. As a home favorite, the Panthers are also 6-2 ATS and won by an average margin of 15.9 in those eight games.

If the spread holds, Sunday will be just the second time the Cardinals are underdogs this season. In their only other game as a dog, Arizona beat the Seahawks 39-32 in Seattle as a 3-point road underdog. The Cardinals are also 9-8 against the spread in all games this season.

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