The Arizona Cardinals (8-1 SU, 7-2 ATS) are 0-5 SU and ATS in their past five games against Carolina Panthers (4-5, 4-5). On Sunday in Arizona, the Cardinals are expected to win their first game over the Panthers since 2013.
Carolina Panthers vs Arizona Cardinals Betting Odds & Line Movement
The betting line on this game has stayed put since the Cards were installed as 10-point home favorites. After opening at 45.5 points on Monday, the total in Sunday’s game is set at 44.5 points GTBETS. In Arizona’s previous five home games, the UNDER is 4-1.
Notes On The Carolina Panthers
In 2021, the Panthers were 3-0 SU and ATS when it appeared they had a young quarterback to build around in Sam Darnold, who was putting up nearly 300 passing yards per game during that time.
Since then, Carolina has just 1 win and 5 losses. The 24-year-old quarterback went 16-for-33 with only 172 passing yards, no touchdowns and 3 interceptions in their last game. They lost to the New England Patriots at home.
In five games, Darnold has been throwing the football an average of 159.4 yards. He has 8 interceptions and only 2 touchdowns in those games. It is unclear if he will be playing this Sunday because he has a shoulder injury, but it’s possible that the coach will give P.J Walker a chance to play.
Notes On The Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals closed as 5-point underdogs against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. They lost their two biggest players on offense, but they still won by 31 points.
Colt McCoy showed he could run the offense. He was 22-for-26 and had 249 yards, plus he scored a touchdown. James Conner also did well with 96 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Both Murray (ankle) and Hopkins (hamstring) are questionable to play this Sunday because of injuries. Given how effective the team looked without them and how bad the Panthers have been this season, if they aren’t close to 100 percent this weekend, the Cardinals may be in no rush to bring their offensive stars back.
Will The Carolina Panthers Cover The Pointspread?
Carolina’s chances of covering the spread improve considerably if Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins are ruled out for a second time. Whether or not those two are in the lineup, Carolina needs to score some points on offense to offset the spread here, whether it be by giving Christian McCaffrey more touches or making a change at quarterback.
Will The Arizona Cardinals Cover The Spread?
The Wildcats are 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games, with three outright upsets. Arizona has been so strong on both sides of the ball that it seems like another typical day at the office will be enough to get the job done.