Check out our free Cardinals vs Panthers pick and preview for NFL week 4 game in Charlotte. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NFL matchup.
Cardinals vs Panthers Pick & Preview- NFL Week 4
The Cardinals will play host to the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC, with a kickoff scheduled for 4:05 PM ET. The game will be televised on FOX. The -2.0 head into this NFC matchup as the 2.0 favorite to come away with the win.
Cardinals vs Panthers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers
- Where: Charlotte at Bank of America Stadium
- Date: Sunday, October 2nd
- Betting Odds CAR -2.0, ARI +106 | CAR +-128 O/U 44.0
Will Kyler Murray Lead The Cardinals To A Win In What Figures To Be A Tightly Contested Game?
This week, the Arizona Cardinals are hoping to get back in the win column, after falling 20-12 to the Los Angeles Rams. The loss was costly, as it came against a NFC West opponent. In terms of betting, Arizona not only lost the game but failed to cover the spread as 3.5 point underdogs. The two teams combined point total of 32 remained below the betting line of 48.
The Cardinals 12 points was a below average figure compared to last year’s squad that averaged 26.41 points per game.
Arizona struggled to run the ball last week, finishing with just 70 yards on 21 attempts. The team’s leading rusher was James Conner, who finished with just 39 yards and a per attempt average of 3.0.
Quarterback Kyler Murray had an excellent game through the air, finishing with 314 total passing yards, leading to a passer rating of 77.8. However, this strong performance did not lead to any passing touchdowns for Murray. Leading the team in the passing game was Marquise Brown, who finished with 140 yards, including a yards per reception figure of 10.0. In terms of pass yards per game, on average, Arizona is the 12th ranked team in the NFL. Heading into the game, the Cardinals have just 1 offensive interception, good for a rank of 1st in the league.
So far, the Cardinals defense has sacked the opposing team’s quarterback 2 times, placing them just 32nd in the NFL. On the season, they have generated QB hits at a rate closer to the league average at 15.2%.
Will Baker Mayfield Lead The Panthers To A Win Over Arizona?
The Panthers head into week 4, looking for another win, as they picked up 8 point victory over the New Orleans Saints (22-14). In terms of betting, Carolina picked up an ATS win, as they were the 2.0 point underdogs. The two teams combined point total of 36 remained below the betting line of 41.
Offensively, the Panthers 22 points was better than last year’s season average of 17.88 points per game.
Carolina did a good in the run game vs New Orleans, compiling 145 on 31 carries. Individually, Christian McCaffrey compiled 108 yards, with a per attempt average of 25.
At the quarterback position, Baker Mayfield ended the game with a passer rating of 83.75 on 170 yards through the air. Mayfield ended the game by throwing for 1 touchdown. Leading the way at receiver was Laviska Shenault Jr., as he accumulated 90 yards and hauled in a touchdown. Carolina is the 29th ranked team in passing attempts per game, with an average of 27.0. Heading into the game, the Panthers have just 1 offensive interception, good for a rank of 7th in the league.
So far, the Panthers defense has sacked the opposing team’s quarterback 5 times, placing them just 27th in the NFL. On the season, they have generated QB hits at a rate closer to the league average at 17.5%.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
Carolina defeated the Arizona by a score of 34-10 in last year’s sole matchup between the teams. This win came while being the 7.0 point underdogs. The over-under line going into the game was 42.0.
In the 5 most recent matchups between Arizona and Carolina, the Panthers have dominated the series, winning 5 straight games. The two teams have combined to average 53.6 points per game in their last 5 meetings.
The Carolina Panthers have performed well vs the spread in recent games, going 5-0-0. On average, the Cardinals have averaged 17.2 points per game in the past 5 head-to-head matchups, compared to Carolina at 36.4.
Cardinals vs Panthers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Cardinals 2.0
- Free Total Prediction:Over 44.0
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