Betting Preview: Giants are Underdogs at Home vs. Panthers

By Lou Monaco

The Carolina Panthers (3-3) visit the New York Giants (1-5) on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET (FOX).

New York sportsbooks, have the Giants as a 2.5-point underdog (DraftKings, Tipico) and a 3-point underdog (BetMGM, Caesars, PlayUp). New York is also a slight moneyline underdog at +125 (BetMGM, Tipico, PlayUp) and +130 (Caesars, DraftKings New York).

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The Panthers make the trip north and they are a -150 moneyline favorite with (BetMGM New York, Caesars, DraftKings), -155 (Tipico) and -160 (PlayUp). Over/under total point totals on all five range from 42.5 to 43 for New York gambling.

Panthers Lost in OT Last Week

Carolina, which has lost three straight games since opening the season 3-0, is coming off a 34-28 home overtime loss to Minnesota last week.

Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold completed just 17-of-41 passes for 207 yards with one touchdown and one interception vs. Minnesota. He also had four carries for 48 yards.

Wide receiver D.J Moore had five catches for 73 yards to help the Panthers offense against the Vikings.

Carolina’s last three losses have been by 8, 3 and 6 points respectively.

Giants Routed at Home

The injury-plagued Giants had no answers in a 38-11 home rout by the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday. New York led 3-0 after the first quarter, but the Rams exploded for 28 second-quarter points to take control en route to the win.

Quarterback Daniel Jones completed 29-of-51 passes for 242 yards, no TDs and three costly INTs vs. the Rams. Wide receiver Sterling Shepard came back from injury and had 10 receptions for 76 yards.

The Giants have lost two straight since a 27-21 road win Oct. 3 at New Orleans.

In their last meeting, the Panthers edged the Giants, 33-31, on Oct. 6, 2018.

Who Will Win?

Prediction: The way both of these teams are playing, I think the point spread is right on or around the number. Both teams have had numerous injuries, spurts of high-level and lackluster plays by the quarterbacks and defenses that can’t stop anyone when it counts.

Darnold returns to his former home – MetLife Stadium – with expectations of playing better than he has played there in the past when he was with the Jets. I don’t think he does.

The Giants will find a way for Jones to get some TD tosses and the defense will finally step up when it has to in a big spot. Giants 24, Panthers 21.

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.
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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.
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