What’s the Best Football Betting Line for Monday Night?
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Knowing which online football betting line is the most auspicious can be a mind-numbing affair. Critics love to throw numbers together and try to predict outcomes, but in the end, the NFL usually proves to be an unpredictable league. Already this season we’ve seen things some fans never expected; the Philadelphia Eagles impressive start, the Los Angeles Rams leading the NFC West, and the Carolina Panthers beginning 1-3. All of those are equally surprising, but seeing the Panthers perform so poorly comes as a disappointment to gambling fans. Last year, picking the Panthers on the money line would guarantee you some good fortune. This year, not so much. But if fans are still prone to betting on Panthers games, they might want to consider picking something other than a straight up pick on Carolina. Let’s see what kind of odds most football betting sites are putting together for the Panthers’ Monday night matchup against their NFC South rival, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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In spite of the fact that both teams are tied in the South with their 1-3 record, the online football betting odds have still decided to heavily favor the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers will likely be sending Derek Anderson to line up under center since Cam Newton is still in concussion protocol. Newton, Michael Oher, and Jonathan Stewart all failed to practice with the team on Friday and it’s likely that none of those players will be playing Monday. The odds have taken notice however, and have given the Panthers a 6 spread to cover. So far this season betting fans have seen the Panthers go 1-3 straight up, as well as 1-3 against the spread. That doesn’t inspire too much confidence in fans looking to pick the Panthers in this contest, but fans should know that Carolina is 14-0 straight up in their last 14 outings against a team with a losing record. Also, in their last 6 outings against the Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay has gone 0-6 on the money line, as well as 1-5 against the spread. If that trend continues, then picking the Panthers on the money line, or to cover the spread, might not be a terrible idea.
If you’re an online football betting fan who prefers to wager on the totals line, then this one is looking like it will go over 46 points. So far this season only the New Orleans Saints have allowed more points than the Bucs, so even without Newton the Panthers should be putting some points on the board. In Carolina’s last 8 games the total has gone over six times, and in the Buccaneers last 7 games the total has gone over 5 times. With those digits in mind, it’s looking like this Monday night’s contest will certainly be going over.