NFL betting handicappers have lost all respect for the Carolina Panthers as they have degenerated into one of the worst and least desired NFL gambling commodities on the board.
The Carolina Panthers will host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday with a kickoff set for 1:05 PM Eastern Time and a telecast on CBS. Sports-Gambling opened with Baltimore as a 9 point favorite and with a total of 37.
The Baltimore Ravens are in a first place tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North with a NFL football gambling record of 6-3 straight up and 4-4-1 against the spread. The Ravens have gone under the total 5 times so far in 2010. Baltimore is coming off a 26-21 loss at Atlanta last Thursday.
As has been the case for the better part of a decade defense is what drives Baltimore’s success. The Ravens rank 7th in the NFL for points allowed while the offense continues to show improvement after a slow start to rank 13th overall.
Joe Flacco has passed for 2132 yards while Ray Rice has rushed for 665 yards. Anquan Boldin, acquired from Arizona in the off season, leads Baltimore in receiving with 596 yards and 6 touchdowns.
The nightmare season of the Carolina Panthers continues on as they now have a betting on NFL football record of 1-8 straight up and 2-7 against the spread with 6 of their games going under the total. The seat grows hotter by the minute for head coach John Fox as he could be fired in a moment’s notice.
Carolina is coming off a 31-16 loss at Tampa Bay for its third straight defeat. The Panthers are 1-4 against the spread at home this year with 4 of those games going under the total. Carolina ranks dead last in the NFL for overall offense, passing, and scoring.
The defense ranks 25th for points allowed. The Panthers have been decimated with injuries including to running back DeAngelo Williams, who is questionable for this one. Rookie Jimmy Clausen continues to struggle with on the job training at quarterback.
In last week’s NFL betting loss to the Buccaneers Clausen was 16-29 for 191 yards with 0 touchdowns and 0 interceptions.