Giants-Panthers Betting Preview: Can Anyone Contain Christian McCaffrey?


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Oct 07, 2018, 11:51 PM EDT

Betting odds: New York Giants at Carolina Panthers

  • Spread: Panthers -6.5
  • Over/Under: 43.5
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: FOX

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Betting market: Not every sportsbook is in agreement on this one, as the line sits at 6.5 or 7, depending on where you bet. The line opened at 6.5, went down to 6, then up to 7 for two days, then back down to 6.5 on Wednesday night.

The Giants are getting approximately 30% of the bets and 50% of the dollars as of writing (see live data here). The line move from +7 to +6.5 clearly shows that some larger bets have come in on them. Mark Gallant

Trends to know: Teams coming off a bye have been historically profitable. Since 2003, NFL teams with 14 or more days between games have gone 231-198-12 (54%) against the spread, according to our Bet Labs data. (The Panthers were on a bye in Week 4.)

Surprisingly, Cam Newton is only 2-4 ATS following a bye in his career. John Ewing

Newton has been money — on the moneyline — in this spot throughout his career.

When favored by more than a field goal with Newton under center, the Panthers are 28-6 straight up but only 17-16-1 ATS, including 18-3 SU when facing an opponent under .500.

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