Titans vs. Panthers Week 9 Prediction
The Panthers opened as 4.5-point home favorites versus the Titans on Sunday but the line was bet down a full point to 3.5. Is there value in the road dog or will Christian McCaffrey and Co. cover after being blown out last week?
455 Tennessee Titans (+3.5) at 456 Carolina Panthers (-3.5); O/U 42.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, November 3, 2019
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
According to our NFL Public Betting Chart page, the Panthers are drawing 62% of the betting tickets ahead of tonight’s game.
Tennessee Titans Fantasy Spin
Titans DT Jurrell Casey (shoulder) won’t suit up for the team’s Week 9 matchup against the Panthers. Casey’s absence is further good news for Christian McCaffrey’s quest to shatter NFL record books. Only 2001/2001 Marshall Faulk, 2002 Priest Holmes, 2006 LaDainian Tomlinson and 1942 Don Hutson have averaged more PPR per game in a single season than Run CMC in 2019.
Carolina Panthers Fantasy Spin
Christian McCaffrey (knee) wasn’t listed on the Panthers’ final injury report. CMC is good to go and should continue to be fired up as a matchup-proof top-three RB1. Only 2000/2001 Marshall Faulk, 2002 Priest Holmes, 2006 LaDainian Tomlinson and 1942 Don Hutson have ever averaged more PPR per game than McCaffrey this season.
The Titans are 5-13-1 against the spread in their last 19 games played in the month of November.
The Panthers have covered the spread in four of their last five games overall.
NFL Week 9 Prediction
This should be a good bounce back spot for Carolina. The Titans are banged-up, with Casey out and Delanie Walker (ankle) continuing to miss practice due to injury. Jonnu Smith filled in nicely last week, catching six passes for 78 yards and a touchdown, but Tennessee’s offense could be in trouble without center Ben Jones. He’s their best pass-blocker and the Panthers have a solid pass rush. Without Jones and Casey, I see the Titans eventually losing the battle in the trenches and falling in Charlotte.
NFL WEEK 9 PREDICTION: CAROLINA PANTHERS -3.5