|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NFL While the Carolina Panthers did not have quarterback Cam Newton with them last week, they still got a victory. Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions had a strong primetime victory to start the season. The two teams will be competing this Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte in a match that currently has some close betting lines at this point.
The teams have played one another three times since 2005. The Panthers won two games but the Lions won in November 2011 49-35 with a -7 advantage. This was the first time that the Lions played the Panthers with Matthew Stafford at the quarterback position. The Lions have won ATS in the last three games against the Panthers.
The Panthers won ATS with a 20-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. They beat the +5.5 spread but went under the 38.5 over/under. The Panthers have gone under their point total in their last three games. The Panthers were listed with underdog status in their last three games but won both straight up and ATS on two of those three games.
Cam Newton is expected to start at quarterback against the Lions after being out last week with a rib injury. Linebacker Jason Williams is also questionable to play in this game after bearing with a thigh injury.
The Lions hold a record of 0-4-1 ATS in recent games after winning straight up with margins of at least fourteen points. The Lions do not have any substantial injury points to watch for.
The Panthers have a very close advantage with a -2.5 line for the game. The Panthers have a tight moneyline bet with a -135 line. The Lions are listed by BetRoyal sportsbook with +115 odds. The over/under will be at 43.5 for this game, thus making for a rather close game to take a look at.