How to Bet Ravens vs Panthers NFL Week 8 Spread.

How to Bet Ravens vs Panthers NFL Week 8 Spread

Written by on October 24, 2018

There is no team that enters the new season without some level of stress placed upon them. Players and coaches are well aware that life in the league can be truly fleeting if they are not able to deliver success to the team that they represent. That said, not every team is given the same set of expectations to work towards. For example, the LA Rams are essentially Super Bowl or bust this season, while some teams would be delighted just to finish the season with a .500 record. For the Baltimore Ravens, this season is all about getting back to the playoffs after a 3-year absence, with the owner making it clear that changes will be coming if that goal is not reached.

 

The Carolina Panthers are not only looking to make a return to the postseason, they are also looking at winning the NFC South, both of which are certainly manageable. A win for either team here will help them reach their goals, and it is the Panthers who come into this as a slight 1-point home underdog. The point total for this one has been set at 43.

 

Ravens vs Panthers NFL Week 8 Spread & Game Preview

 

 

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Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 16°C/60°F
  • Humidity: 60%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 19%
  • Wind: 6 mph W
  • Stadium Type: Open

 

Why bet on the Baltimore Ravens?

This will be the second straight week that the Ravens will be facing a team from the NFC South, with the hope being that they can do better than they did against the Saints in Week 7. The Ravens lost that game by a single point, with a missed PAT at the end of the game costing them the opportunity to go into OT and get a better result.

 

The Ravens have now lost 2 of their last 3 games, and with one of those losses coming against the Browns, they are starting to lose a little ground in the AFC North, where the Steelers were able to take over top spot despite having a bye week last Sunday. Baltimore has not been great on the road, winning just 6 of their last 18 games away from home, although they have been a decent ATS bet, going 5-2 ATS in their last 7 trips outside of Baltimore.

 

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 25.14
  • Total Yards: 387.00
  • Rush Yards: 96.00
  • Passing Yards: 291.00
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 14.43
  • Total Yards: 280.57
  • Rush Yards: 90.14
  • Passing Yards: 190.43

 

Why bet on the Carolina Panthers?

After a bit of a wobbly start to the season, the Panthers appear to be finding their feet, winning 3 of their last 4 games. The latest of those victories came against the Philadelphia Eagles in a brilliant come from behind win in a game where the Panthers looked dead and buried.

 

Ravens vs Panthers is going to be a close one.

 

The big question here is whether the Carolina offense can get any joy against a Ravens D that is giving up just 14 PPG. Cam Newton has been steady, if somewhat unspectacular, for the Panthers this season and has been particularly good over the past 5 games, where he has had 11 TD passes versus 4 INT’s. He ended up with a passer rating in the 100’s last week as he led his team from behind to a win over the Eagles.

 

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 23.67
  • Total Yards: 363.33
  • Rush Yards: 136.33
  • Passing Yards: 227.00
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 21.83
  • Total Yards: 355.33
  • Rush Yards: 95.00
  • Passing Yards: 260.33

 

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Ravens vs Panthers NFL Week 8 Betting Trends

  • Baltimore is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore’s last 5 games on the road
  • Carolina is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina’s last 7 games at home

 

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Ravens vs Panthers

These two have made a habit of playing in close games this season, so I expect more of the same here. I am giving the slight edge to the Panthers at home and am taking them to win and cover.

 

Score: Baltimore Ravens 21 – Carolina Panthers 23
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