Baltimore Ravens vs. Carolina Panthers NFL Betting Odds, Preview & Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
This weekend’s Baltimore Ravens vs. Carolina Panthers matchup ranks amongst the more intriguing betting NFL online matchups of Week 8. Baltimore is coming off a tough loss to the Saints and will be vying to lock down the AFC North. The Panthers on the other hand, are looking to build off their dominant 21-17 win over the Eagles this past weekend. Having said that, what kind of turnout are the NFL sportsbook betting odds anticipating for this weekend’s NFC match?
Baltimore Ravens vs. Carolina Panthers – Sunday, October 28th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Stream: CBS, Network NFL Game Pass
Betting NFL Online Odds:
The Ravens fly into this weekend’s matchup sporting a 4-3 record that ranks them No. 1 in the division. However, the 4-3 Bengals are right on the Ravens tail with a 4-3 record as are the 3-2-1 Pittsburgh Steelers. With that in mind, it’s clear that Baltimore cannot afford to lose back-to-back games, placing a ton of pressure on this weekend’s matchup. Fortunately for Joe Flacco & Co., the Ravens just happen to be 2-1 in their last 3 matches against the Panthers. On top of that, the numbers certainly favor them this Sunday. Right now Baltimore is scoring 25.1, which is slightly higher than the 23.7 that Carolina delivers. However, the real advantage for Baltimore is to be found in their defense. Currently giving up 14.4 per game, there’s no question that Carolina will struggle to find the end zone this Sunday. On top of that, the Panthers are giving up 21.8 per game, which would suggest that Flacco won’t struggle too much when putting points on the board.
Players to Watch: Joe Flacco (2,067 passing yards, 11 TD, 4 INT), Alex Collins (309 rushing yards, 4 TD, 2 F), and John Brown (558 receiving yards, 4 TD, 28 REC).
Pouncing into this weekend’s matchup with a 4-2 record, the Panthers know they need a win over the Ravens if they are to chase down the division leading 5-1 New Orleans Saints. As aforementioned, the Ravens own a pretty significant statistical advantage over Carolina. With that in mind, it’s clear that the franchise will need to bring their A-game this weekend. Fortunately, Carolina has been pretty consistent this season. One thing Carolina can capitalize on this weekend is turnovers. Right now the Panthers are +3 in turnovers this season, which is pretty impressive. The Ravens on the other hand, are -1, which isn’t terrible but still offers some possibilities for the Panthers. If Carolina is able to force some costly turnovers against Baltimore, they should be able to get the job done at home.
Players to Watch: Cam Newton (1,427 passing yards, 11 TD, 4 INT), Christian McCaffrey (378 rushing yards, 0 TD, 1 F), and Devin Funchess (374 receiving yards, 3 TD, 29 REC).
Baltimore Ravens vs. Carolina Panthers Betting Predictions
Baltimore Ravens vs. Carolina Panthers Betting Picks
So which side should cell phone betting fans take in Baltimore Ravens vs. Carolina Panthers matchup? All in all, this one is a bit of a tossup. Ultimately it will come down to who shows up this Sunday. But since they’re playing at home, the Panthers look like the better option here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 21-17 Carolina.