Panthers have been one of NFL's best bets
One of the best bets in the NFL this season has been the Carolina Panthers, who will host the Cardinals in today's NFC Championship Game at 6:40PM ET.
Outside of the Vikings and Bengals, no team has covered the spread more than the Panthers in 2015-16. Their 12-5 record against the spread is bested by only Minnesota (14-3 ATS) and Cincinnati (12-3-2), although Carolina has covered the spread by a higher average of points than any team in the NFL. (The Panthers have an ATS plus/minus of +7.7, while Cincinnati was +4.4 and Minnesota was +4.1.)
The Panthers have covered in back-to-back games, including as a 2.5-point home favorite last Sunday in their Divisional Round matchup against the Seahawks. As a home team this season, they're 7-2 against the number and as a home favorite, they're 6-2 ATS.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Carolina is a 3-point home favorite in tonight's matchup with Arizona. The over/under currently sits at 47 points.