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Can Bears Upset Panthers in Carolina in Week 5?

The Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears both have 2-2 records and are each hoping to get a little further up ahead in the standings. They will be playing this Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. The game is expected to be rather close especially with the two teams being tight in the current standings.

The Bears have won their last three games against the Panthers. This streak dates back to 2010. The last game between these two was in 2012 when the Bears edged out a 23-22 win.

The Panthers are coming off of two straight losses. Their last game was a 38-10 loss to Baltimore where the Panthers had a +3.5 spread. The team has taken the under in their last nine games against NFC opponents. They have also lost against the spread in their last five games following a week where they got less than 90 rushing yards.

The Bears also lost their last game as they were at +2 against Green Bay and lost 38-17. The Bears have been winners against the spread in only three of their last ten games. They have taken the over in their last five games with NFC opponents. The Bears also allowed less than 90 rushing yards last week but the team has taken the over in each of their last five games when such an instance occurred.

The most significant injury comes from Carolina as running back DeAngelo Williams is out with an ankle injury. Fellow running back Jonathan Stewart is questionable with a knee injury. The Bears do not have any significant injuries to report on at this given time and are relatively healthy for the most part.

The Carolina Panthers have a very slim edge to win this game. The Panthers are -2.5 favorites with an over/under listed at 45.5. The payout for a successful bet in this game is at -120. The Bears have a +120 moneyline bet while the Panthers are listed at -140. This is expected to be a rather tight game.