The New England Patriots hope to step above .500 when they take on the Panthers in Carolina. The Patriots have won two straight, including beating the Los Angeles Chargers in a terrific upset win at SoFi Stadium in NFL Week 8. Will Mac Jones lead the Pats to a third straight victory? Or will the Panthers win their second straight? Keep reading for NFL odds, analysis, and a free pick for New England at Carolina.
NFL Betting Preview for New England Patriots at Carolina
NFL Week 9 Betting | New England Patriots vs Carolina Panthers Game Odds & Info
Why bet on New England versus Carolina?
Mac Jones has figured it out. The rookie quarterback from Alabama has played sensationally in New England’s last couple. Versus the Jets, Jones threw for 307 yards and 2 TDs. Against the Chargers, Jones threw for 217 yards. Mac didn’t throw a TD versus LAC. But he also didn’t throw an interception. In fact, in his first season, Jones has thrown 9 TDs to just 6 picks, and he hasn’t thrown an INT in the Patriots last two games.
New England Patriots Offensive Averages
New England Patriots Defensive Averages
Why bet on Carolina versus New England?
In NFL Week 8, the Carolina Panthers broke a 4-game losing streak with a terrific 19-13 win. The most impressive part of the victory was how quarterback Sam Darnold played smart football and how the defense stepped it up against a high-scoring offense. If the defense and Darnold play a similar game on Sunday, the Panthers will not only cover the spread but should have a good shot of winning this straight up.
Carolina Panthers Offensive Averages
Carolina Panthers Defensive Averages
Patriots at Panthers Relevant Trends
- Patriots are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite
- New England is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on grass
- Over is 4-0 in Patriots last 4 games
- Panthers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 9
- Carolina is 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games at home
- Under is 7-1 in Panthers last 8 games on grass
New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers Final Betting Prediction
Carolina beat the Atlanta Falcons on the moneyline as a road spread underdog, but we should put the victory in perspective. The Falcons were without wide receiver Calvin Ridley.
Not only did Ridley decide to take some time off for mental health reasons, but he told the ATL a few hours before the game. Atlanta had to change their game plan before facing the Panthers.
Carolina still struggled to win the game. Darnold didn’t throw an interception. But he completed just 13-of-24 for 129 yards and had to leave the contest due to a possible concussion.
Darnold will play on Sunday, which should make Bill Belichick giddy with excitement. The former New York Jet has no shot of beating the Patriots’ surging defense.
Almost as important? Mac Jones and the the Pats should score close to 30 against a tired Panthers’ defense. New England rolls to an easy win and cover.
NFL Week 9 Pick: New England Patriots