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
“It’s part of the game. It was a nerve-wracking thing, but thankfully I’m walking, I have feeling and I’m ready to rock and roll. … I’m just thankful to be able to play the sport still.”@lewis_flock72 returns to the practice field thankful: https://t.co/vGMbeZYvIY pic.twitter.com/TfsnuEiO7g— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) 24 de octubre de 2018
- When: Sunday, October 28 at 1 PM EST
- Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
- TV: CBS
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL League Pass
- NFL Week 8 Spread: Baltimore Ravens -1 (Total 44)
- 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.
- Average Score For: 25.14
- Total Yards: 387.00
- Rush Yards: 96.00
- Passing Yards: 291.00
- 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.
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.
- Average Score For: 23.67
- Total Yards: 363.33
- Rush Yards: 136.33
- Passing Yards: 227.00
- Average Score Against: 21.83
- Total Yards: 355.33
- Rush Yards: 95.00
- Passing Yards: 260.33
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 PanthersThese 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