The Carolina Panthers will be looking to pick up their first win of the season when they hit the road to take on the rebuilding Arizona Cardinals in Week 3. Can young Kyler Murray lead Arizona to the home win and ATS upset or are Cam Newton and the desperate Panthers the pick to get it done despite being on the road? Let’s get to my expert NFL prediction right now.
Panthers vs Cardinals 2019 NFL Week 3 Lines, Preview & Game Prediction
- When: 4:05 PM ET, Sunday, September 22, 2019
- Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
- TV: FOX
- Radio: Carolina / Arizona
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Week 3 Odds: Carolina -2.5 / Total: 46.5
- Mostly Sunny: 37°C/99°F
- Humidity: 14%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Wind: 7 mph S
- Cloud Cover: 24%
- Type of Stadium: Retractable
Why Bet On Carolina at -2.5?
The best reason to back the Panthers is that they’re going to be completely and utterly desperate in this contest. After losing to the Rams 30-27 in Week 1, Carolina looked mostly inept in their humbling 20-14 loss against Tampa Bay in Week 2. Cam Newton completed just 25 of 51 passes for 33 yards with no TDs and no interceptions while Christian McCaffrey was held to a paltry 37 rushing yards in the humbling loss.
- Average Score For: 20.50
- Total Yards: 347.50
- Pass Yards: 264.50
- Rush Yards: 83
- Average Score Against: 25
- Total Yards: 319
- Pass Yards: 186
- Rush Yards: 133
Why Bet On Arizona at +2.5?
The best reason to back the Cardinals is that they’ve been competitive in each of their first two games under rookie head coach Kliff Kingsbury and rookie quarterback Kyler Murray.
Their late comeback that helped them tie Detroit 27-27 in Week 1, Arizona fell to Baltimore 23-17 as Murray passed for 349 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Veteran running back David Johnson added a touchdown run in the narrow loss.
- Average Score For: 27
- Total Yards: 387
- Pass Yards: 275
- Rush Yards: 112
- Average Score Against: 27
- Total Yards: 477
- Pass Yards: 361
- Rush Yards: 116
Panthers vs Cardinals NFL Week 3 Betting Trends
- Panthers are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 games
- Panthers are 1-9 SU in the last 10 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Carolina’s last 7 games
- Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games played in September
- Cardinals are 0-5-1 SU in the last 6 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games against Carolina
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Panthers vs Cardinals
Maybe it’s me, but at this point, I have absolutely no faith whatsoever in Cam Newton, making the young Arizona Cardinals the pick to take care of business at home in this matchup.
The Home team in this rivalry has gone a perfect 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings, not to mention the fact that the Panthers are an awful 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
The Cardinals have gone 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win, 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games against their NFC counterparts and a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last four games in the month of December.
Pick: Arizona +2.5