Panthers vs Patriots: This Sunday afternoon Week 9 clash sees two 4-4 teams collide as the New England Patriots travel to Charlotte to take on the Carolina Panthers. Both teams were victorious in Week 8. So, which one can kick on and potentially put together a playoff run? Let’s take a look at the current NFL odds, TV channel, how to live stream, as well as a Patriots vs. Panthers prediction in Week 9.
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Before delving into team-specific betting patterns, let’s consider the NFL-wide trends as we head into Week 9. Through the first eight weeks of the season, away teams are 63-58 outright.
Furthermore, away favorites — like New England is in this Patriots vs. Panthers matchup — are 31-16 outright. Away teams are also 66-51-1 against the spread (ATS) so far this season.
How to watch Panthers vs Patriots this week
- Start time: 1 PM ET
- Date: Sunday, November 7
- Channel: CBS
- Live stream: fuboTV ( Get 7days Free Trial)
- Tickets: Get Tickets Here as Low as $82
Betting trends for Panthers at Patriots
Based on the NFL-wide betting trends, New England appears to have the advantage in this Patriots vs. Panthers matchup. However, favorites — like the Patriots are for this game — are actually 53-67-1 ATS.
Meanwhile, both teams are 4-4 against the spread. That said, the Panthers have covered just once since Week 3, so the Patriots are well placed to buck that league-wide trend.
New England is also 4-4 against the over this season, suggesting the potential to cover the total (43). Their last four games have tallied more than the over/under line. Despite this, the Panthers have only hit the over in two of their eight games this season.
Carolina’s defense should provide a more solid test for the Patriots than some of New England’s opponents in the last four games. As a result, I like the under here.
Patriots vs. Panthers prediction
Which of these two 4-4 teams will creep above .500 following the Week 9 Patriots vs. Panthers clash? Carolina actually holds a 4-3 all-time record over New England. Furthermore, the Panthers have won the last two bouts. In fact, the Patriots haven’t won in Carolina since a 38-6 win in 2002.
Although the Panthers halted a four-game losing streak in the 2021 NFL season with a win over the Atlanta Falcons, the Patriots come into this game riding more momentum than their opponent. After demolishing the New York Jets in Foxborough, they came away with a surprise 27-24 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in SoFi Stadium.
Before we get carried away calling the Patriots a playoff contender, it’s worth pointing out that just 7 of those points came from an offensive touchdown. While New England’s passing offense ranks in the top half of the NFL this season, Mac Jones will face a tough challenge against a premier defense.
Although the Patriots’ defense hasn’t been as ferocious as some of Belichick’s previous units, they’re still an above-average squad. Moreover, they’ve snagged 10 interceptions this season, just 1 fewer than the league-leading Bills. Remember that time that Sam Darnold “saw ghosts” against the Patriots while with the Jets? That could be a difference-maker on Sunday afternoon.
Prediction: Patriots 23, Panthers 19