Free NFL Picks - Carolina Panthers vs Los Angeles Rams

Carolina Panthers players in field

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 9:24 PM GMT

Carolina Panthers look to win a second straight game for the first time this season. Can the Rams thwart the Panthers in their tracks? Here’s our mini-betting preview complete with NFL picks.

 

  

Carolina Panthers vs Los Angeles Rams

 

Point Spread Value

Carolina Panthers finally win a game! Should NFL bettors jump back on their bandwagon? Normally, one win isn’t enough to turn opinion around but, boy, didn’t the Panthers look good in the win over the Cardinals. Forget for a moment the fact that the Cards are mired in their own existential crisis and played a large part in their own defeat. Take nothing away from Cam Newton and the Panthers. They were on a mission and they showed it in the 30-20 win. Overall, the Panthers are just 2-5 SU and ATS with a -0.7 losing margin on average and -5.6 differential versus the spread. However, the Rams are hardly that much better with a 3-4-0 SU and ATS mark that features a -4.9 losing margin and -1.4 differential versus the spread. Lay the points with the Panthers on your week 9 NFL picks.

 

Free NFL Pick: Panthers -2.5 (-110)

Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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The Survivor

Who have the Rams beaten this season? Let’s see: the Seahawks, the Bucs and the Cards. Unless the eyes deceive that’s two divisional opponents and one outsider, right? That’s the thing with the Rams, they beat a so-called divisional heavyweight and the public takes notice. But that’s all they really seem to do with any consistency, get up for divisional clashes and muddle through the rest of the season on inconsistent and subpar performances. That’s not to say they don’t have a shot in this game seeing as the Panthers have just two wins this season to their credit. By those stats, anybody would fancy a chance. If the 30-20 win over the Cards last week by the Panthers were an indication of what’s to come, the Panthers may well be on the mend. This is a game for the taking.

 

Free NFL Pick: Panthers -158 

Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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Game Total

Inconsistent and unreliable is the Rams offense, producing just 120 points through seven games on the season. Not surprisingly, the Rams are 3-4-0 in total betting markets with a -3.0 differential versus the total. Panthers are 5-2-0 in total betting with a +9.3 differential versus the total, having cracked the OVER in three of their last four games (totals of 45 and higher). These two teams couldn’t be more different which makes this pick a bit of a tossup. Given the Panthers have momentum and the Rams are coming off a bye week, it’s likely the former will dictate play. Hence, we’re tipping the OVER on our week 9 NFL picks in total betting markets.

 

Free NFL Pick: Over 44.5 (-110)

Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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