Cincinnati Bengals vs. Carolina Panthers NFL Betting Online Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
After a fast 2-0 start, NFL betting players are wondering if the Cincinnati Bengals are worth backing in the AFC North. Part of the reason people are wondering about Cincy is due to the lack of current competition in the division. Right now the Bengals lead the North with a 2-0 undefeated record and are trailed by the 1-1 Ravens. Behind those two sit the 0-1-1 Steelers and Cleveland Browns. So does that mean sportsbook bettors should back Cincinnati moving forward? Better yet, should you back them in this weekend’s Cincinnati Bengals vs. Carolina Panthers matchup? Let’s take a look at the NFL betting online odds to get a closer idea.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Carolina Panthers – Sunday, September 23rd
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina,
Stream: NFL Game Pass, CBS Sports
NFL Betting Online Odds:
As aforementioned, the Bengals are 2-0 so far this season. One of the most impressive aspects of this team has been their offense, which is averaging 34 points per game. Andy Dalton has been near flawless this season, throwing for over 500 yards, 6 scores and just 1 interception. However, there’s certainly some room for improvement on the defensive side of things. Right now the Bengals are giving up 418 total yards per game, which is more than the Panthers are averaging themselves. Nevertheless, the Panthers’ defense give up 353 per game so the Bengals shouldn’t have too hard of a time getting their offense going this Sunday. Surprisingly, the NFL betting online odds are taking the Panthers over the Bengals. With that in mind, taking Cincy on the upset line this weekend could be rather lucrative.
Players to Watch: Andy Dalton (508 passing yards, 6 TD, 1 INT), Joe Mixon (179 rushing yards, 1 TD, 0 F), and AJ Green (161 receiving yards, 4 TD, 11 REC).
The Panthers crawl into this Sunday’s pairing flashing a 1-1 record that ranks them 2nd in the NFC South. Right now the South is very much wide open as the Bucs lead with a 2-0 record, followed by three teams sporting 1-1 record. The South is projected as being one of the tougher divisions this season, despite its year-to-year volatility. With that in mind, it’s clear Carolina needs to come out on top this weekend. Considering both sides have high-powered offenses backed by less than stellar defenses, this is likely to turn into a shootout. Considering that these two are 2-2-1 in their last 5 meetings, it’s pretty safe to say that these two franchise are evenly matched.
Players to Watch: Cam Newton (496 passing yards, 3 TD, 1 INT), Christian McCaffrey (87 rushing yards, 0 TD, 1 F), and Devin Funchess (118 receiving yards, 0 TD, 10 REC).
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Carolina Panthers Betting Predictions
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Carolina Panthers Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in Cincinnati Bengals vs. Carolina Panthers matchup? All in all, the Bengals seem like the better choice here. Dalton has been on fire this season and it’s unlikely that the Panthers will be able to get them off the field. On top of that, the Panthers are more prone to turn the ball over than the Bengals – who have a +3 turnover ratio on the year. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 38-31 Cincinnati.