Are the Carolina Panthers for real, and have the Indianapolis Colts reached the point of no return? Thanks to a slow start by the Colts and some fantastic play by the Panthers, those are a few of the questions on the minds of many NFL experts right now. Both sides will be seeking to prove their worth when they renew acquaintances in Raleigh for the Week 8 edition of Monday Night Football.
- The Panthers are 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five games in November.
- The Colts are 8-1 SU and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games after losing as favorites.
- Colts QB Andrew Luck has a 54.6 percent completion rating – the worst number since his rookie year.
When it comes to cashing spread bets, the Panthers and Colts couldn’t be more different. Carolina (6-0-0 SU) is a blistering 5-1 ATS, while Indy (3-4 SU) is just 2-5 ATS at the betting window so far in the 2015 campaign. A porous Colts defense that’s allowed the most total yards in the NFL (408.6 per game) does not match up well against a Panthers offense that’s been dynamite on the ground, averaging 152.4 rushing yards per game.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Bettors who were going with the Carolina Panthers in this one found them listed as -5.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bodog. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 46.5 for Monday.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 28-17 victory for the Panthers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Indianapolis Colts vs Carolina Panthers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Carolina bring a 6-0 record (5-1 ATS) to the Week 8 betting matchup against the 3-4 Indianapolis Colts, who are 2-5 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Carolina go 3-3 so far and the Colts go 3-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Carolina vs Indianapolis injuries news.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Carolina Panthers rated this week at No. 3 and the Indianapolis Colts sitting at No. 23.
Offensively, the game matches up the Carolina Panthers No. 6-ranked offense (27 PPG) against a Indianapolis Colts defense that ranks No. 20 at 24.86 PPG. The Panthers passing attack has averaged 199.5 yards per game, less than the Colts give up through the air (285.86 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Indianapolis Colts feature the league’s No. 13-rated road run defense, allowing 105.67 yards per game. The Carolina Panthers, meanwhile, ranks No. 1 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Andrew Luck beat the Saints secondary for 3 TDs last time out, but the Colts lost to New Orleans 27-21 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
In their last game, Carolina got a 125-yard performance from Jonathan Stewart as a key part of its 27-16 win over Philadelphia.
- Indianapolis is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
- Indianapolis is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Indianapolis’s last 14 games
- Indianapolis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Carolina is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Carolina is 15-7-1 ATS in its last 23 games at home
- Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Indianapolis home to Denver, Sunday, November 8th
Carolina home to Green Bay, Sunday, November 8th