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Patriots vs Panthers NFL Betting Odds, Trends, Stream and Picks for Week 9

A pair of .500 teams will aim to get their win-loss record into the positive this Sunday when the New England Patriots take on the Carolina Panthers. In many ways, this inter-conference matchup features two teams trending in opposite directions. While both won outright as NFL betting underdogs last week, the Patriots were much more impressive in doing so. Add in an uncertain picture at quarterback in Carolina and the visitors are the official NFL betting favorites ahead of this Patriots vs Panthers matchup.

The following Patriots vs Panthers NFL betting preview will give you the current odds, betting trends and picks for the Week 9 matchup, along with a stream link to watch games all season long.

Patriots vs Panthers Week 9 NFL Betting Preview

NFL Regular Season — Week 9
New England Patriots (4-4, 3-0 Away) vs. Carolina Panthers (4-4, 2-2 Home)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. EST
Venue: Bank of America Stadium — Charlotte, NC
Coverage: Click here for the stream

New England Patriots Preview

The Patriots may have only come away with a field goal margin of victory last week, but they put on a clinic in their road game against the Los Angeles Chargers. New England dominated the time of possession, running 75 plays compared to just 58 for the Chargers. It’s clear that Josh McDaniels is honing in the identity of this year’s Patriots offense. Predictability, the focus is on the ground game. Damien Harris had another impressive performance last week, rumbling for 80 yards and a score. Both Rhamondre Stevenson and Brandon Bolden also amassed 26 yards apiece on just four carries. Given their success on the ground, very little pressure was put on the arm of rookie quarterback Mac Jones. A similar formula will likely allow the Patriots to cover as NFL betting favorites again this week.

Only one Pats receiver finished over 40 yards last week. That was Nelson Agholor. The revolving door of pass-catchers continues. It’s anyone’s guess as to which New England receiver(s) will step up any given week. The clinic carried over to the defense in last week’s win as well. Matthew Judon capped off a ridiculous first two months with another 1.5 sacks. Meanwhile, in the secondary, Adrian Phillips intercepted Justin Herbert twice. The savvy defensive scheming of Bill Belichick has now created 10 interceptions on the season and 13 total takeaways. Both marks rank near the top of the NFL. 

Carolina Panthers Preview

The Panthers successfully snapped a four-game losing skid last Sunday with a big road win over the NFC South rival Atlanta Falcons. The defense came up huge in holding Atlanta to just 213 yards of total offense. Whether or not the Panthers will be able to replicate that defensive success this week is another story altogether. Carolina ranks just 19th in adjusted defensive efficiency against the run, per Football Outsiders. Knowing that the Patriots want to run the football, generating stops could be tricky business in this NFL betting contest.

The Panthers also are facing an unknown with regard to who will start at quarterback in Week 9. Sam Darnold got absolutely crushed trying to run for a touchdown late in last week’s game. He has yet to practice beyond a limited capacity this week. If Darnold does not clear concussion protocol, former XFL standout P.J. Walker will draw the start. No matter who is under center, moving the ball against New England’s defense won’t be easy. One potential lift for Carolina’s offense would be the long-awaited return of star running back, Christian McCaffrey. If he isn’t able to make it back, rookie Chuba Hubbard will draw another start and will look to build off of his best game to date. D.J. Moore continues to be the Panthers’ top receiving threat on a weekly basis.

D.J. Moore Patriots vs Panthers prediction NFL betting odds trends
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Patriots vs Panthers Odds and Spread

NFL betting odds for Patriots vs Panthers are taken from BetMGM Sportsbook.

Moneyline: NE: (-185) | CAR: (+155)
NE: -3.5 (-110) | CAR: +3.5 (-110)
41 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting
via Action Network: NE: (71%) | CAR: (29%)

Patriots vs Panthers NFL Betting Trends

– Four of the Patriots’ last five games have gone over the total.
– The total has gone under in five of the Patriots’ last seven road games.
– Panthers are just 1-4 both straight up and ATS in their last five games.
– Nine of the Panthers’ last 11 games have gone under the total.
– Panthers are 8-0 straight up in their last eight games against AFC East opponents.

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Patriots vs Panthers Stats

– New England is averaging 25.8 points per game (PPG) this season (No. 10 in the NFL).
– New England is surrendering 20.5 PPG this season (No. 8 in the NFL).
– Carolina is averaging 20.6 PPG this season (No. 22 in the NFL).
– Carolina is surrendering 19.9 PPG this season (No. 5 in the NFL).

Patriots vs Panthers Prediction

The Patriots vs Panthers NFL betting prediction uses the ESPN Football Power Index.

Patriots: 58.7%
Panthers: 41.0%

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