Panthers vs Patriots Preseason Game Info
Week 2 of the NFL preseason includes a showdown between the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots. The Panthers were in control for the majority of their 23-21 win over the Washington Commanders last week. However, being outscored 15-3 in the fourth quarter nearly lost them the game, proving that there's still work to do.
On the other hand, the Patriots are searching for their first preseason victory after a 23-21 loss to the New York Giants. The result wasn't too shocking considering how many starters Bill Belichick rested, leaving time to tell what sort of lineup he puts forth on Friday.
Panthers vs Patriots Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: CAR: (-120) | NE: (+100)
Spread: CAR: -1 (-110) | NE: +1 (-110)
Total: 41 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Panthers enter this contest as a slight favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 41 — one of the highest totals of the entire week.
Panthers vs Patriots Prediction & Pick
While the Panthers played most of their backups last week, Matt Rhule needs a better coaching effort on Friday. The issue here is that few people can outcoach Belichick, especially when you take into account that the Patriots are 5-1 straight up in their last six home games against the Panthers.
Even if the Patriots didn't put forth their best effort last week, they've been a tough preseason opponent to beat in recent years. New England is 9-3 straight up in its last 12 exhibition games and everyone knows that Belichick hates losing, so don't be shocked if his team has a much stronger game this week.
Final Score Prediction: Patriots: 25 | Panthers: 12
Panthers vs Patriots Betting Trends
- Carolina is 2-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games against New England.
- New England is 7-2 ATS in its last nine games played in August.
- The total has hit the over in seven of Carolina's last nine games.
- The total has hit the under in each of New England's last seven home games.
Panthers vs Patriots Best Bet
All NFL preseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Not only are the Patriots usually a terrific preseason team, but they've also had the Panthers' number recently. Even with Baker Mayfield under center, there's still a lot that the Panthers have left to prove to overcome most experts' lowly expectations for them.
The Patriots have been a solid pick when it comes to spread betting and I don't think they'll have any issue beating the Panthers.
Bet: Patriots +1 (-110)
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