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NFL Betting Preview: Indianapolis Colts vs. Carolina Panthers
November 5, 2023
The Indianapolis Colts will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina to face the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday afternoon in week 9 of the NFL season with the game kicking off at 4:05 PM ET and airing on CBS.
Indianapolis enters this game with a record of 3-5 following a 27-38 loss at home against the New Orleans Saints while failing to cover the 2-point spread as a home underdog in week 8 of the NFL season. The Colts scored 27 points while compiling a total of 371 yards offensively which included 213 passing yards and 164 rushing yards while allowing 38 points and 511 total yards defensively which included 354 passing yards and 161 rushing yards.
Gardner Minshew led the team in passing, completing 23 of 41 attempts for 213 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while rushing for three yards. Jonathan Taylor led the team in rushing with 12 carries for 95 yards while adding a reception for two yards. Josh Downs led the team in receiving, catching seven of nine targets for 72 yards.
The Carolina Panthers enter this game with a record of 1-6 and are coming off their first win of the season following a 15-13 win at home against the Houston Texans while covering the 3.5-point spread as a home underdog in week 8 of the NFL season. Carolina scored 15 points while compiling a total of 224 yards offensively which included 235 passing yards and 44 rushing yards while allowing 13 points and 229 total yards defensively which included 140 passing yards and 110 rushing yards.
Bryce Young led the team in passing, completing 22 of 31 attempts for 235 yards and a touchdown while adding 11 rushing yards on four attempts. Chuba Hubbard led the team in rushing with 15 carries for 28 yards while adding two receptions for 26 yards. Adam Thielen led the team in receiving, catching eight of 11 targets for 72 yards.
BookMaker has the Indianapolis Colts listed as 2-point favorites on the road against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon in week 9 of the NFL season. Carolina has won five of the seven games all-time and two of the last three meetings. The Panthers are 4-3 ATS all-time while the Colts are 2-1 ATS in the last three games of the series. The Indianapolis Colts are 4-4 ATS overall and 2-1 ATS on the road this season while the Carolina Panthers are 1-5-1 ATS overall, 1-1-1 ATS at home and 1-5-1 ATS as an underdog on the year.
Carolina has been one of the worst teams in the NFL as they enter this game with only one win while also being one of the worst teams at covering the spread this season going 1-5-1 ATS overall while Indianapolis is 4-4 ATS overall and have gone 2-1 ATS on the road. Lay the points with the Indianapolis Colts when they travel to face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon in week 9 of the NFL season.
Spooky Express Pick: Indianapolis Colts -2
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