Panthers vs. Redskins MNF Prediction
Are the Panthers a good bet to cover as the underdog tonight against the Redskins at 8:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Redskins are 7-point home favorites versus the Panthers after opening as a 4-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 51 and has been bet down to 50.5.
PANTHERS KEY TRENDS: The Panthers are just 1-8-1 against the spread in their last 10 road games, are 1-6-1 against the number in their last eight games versus NFC opponents and are 3-7-1 against the spread in their last 11 games overall. They're also 2-6 at the betting window in their last eight road games when playing a team with a winning home record.
REDSKINS KEY TRENDS: The Redskins have covered the spread in five of their last six games overall, are 8-2 against the number in their last 10 games when playing a team with a losing record and are 6-0 against the spread in their last six games after allowing 250 yards passing in their previous contest. They're 5-1 at the betting window in their last six games coming off a win as well.
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OUR PREDICTION: Despite the above trends favoring the Redskins, this point spread seems too high. The Panthers are having a horrible season in contrast to their Super Bowl run a year ago but they're still competitive. They beat the Chargers last week at home and with Josh Norman on the other side tonight, Cam Newton and Co. should be motivated tonight as well. The Panthers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games in D.C., while the underdog has cashed in nine of the last 11 meetings between these two tams and the road team is 8-3 against the number in the last 11 meetings.
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