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.