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Panthers Favored at Home Over Cardinals in NFC Championship Game

The NFC Conference Championship game will be played between the Arizona Cardinals and the Carolina Panthers. The game at Bank of America Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 6:40 PM ET, and will be televised on FOX. Currently, the Panthers are slight favorites to win at home.

The Cardinals are 14-3 SU and 9-8 ATS so far this season. They are 7-1 on the road, and nine of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other eight all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 26-20 win in overtime against the Green Bay Packers, where they lost against the spread as -7 point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 49 point line set by the sports gambling site in that one.

The Panthers are 16-1 SU and 12-5 ATS overall this year. They are 9-0 at home, and eleven of their games went OVER the line, five went UNDER, and one was a PUSH. They are coming off of a 31-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks, where they won against the spread as -2 ½ point home favorites. The total went OVER the 41 ½ point line set by football gambling experts for that matchup.

Arizona is 4-1 ATS on the road, and 15-5 ATS coming off of a loss spreadwise. They are 21-10 ATS against NFC opponents, and 21-10 ATS after a SU win. They are 1-5 ATS playing in January, and 1-6 ATS against teams with a winning record.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of their last 7 games overall, and UNDER in 6 of their last 7 against the NFC. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 in the playoffs, and OVER in 5 of their last 7 games in January. The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their recent games against teams with a winning record.

Carolina is 9-3 ATS against NFC teams, and 18-7-1 ATS at home. They are 10-4 ATS overall recently, and 9-4 ATS coming off of a SU win. They are 6-0 ATS playing on grass.

The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their recent games in January, and OVER in all 5 of their games after a win spreadwise. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 at home, and OVER in 12 of their last 15 against NFC opponents. The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 8 games overall, and OVER in 19 of their last 27 against teams with a winning record. The total has gone OVER in 10 of their last 14 in the playoffs.

Between these teams, the home team is 4-0 ATS lately.

They last met on January 3, 2015, when the Panthers won 27-16, and won against the spread as -5 ½ point home favorites. The total went OVER the 37 ½ point line set by the sportsbook for that matchup.

For Saturday's NFC Conference Championship game, betting odds have the Panthers listed as -3 point home favorites. The over/under is set at 47 ½ points. On the moneyline, Carolina is a -160, while Arizona is listed at +140.