For our NFL Week 9 sports betting pick, we present you with an AFC versus an NFC showdown. For this NFL betting prediction, we look at the Zach Moss and the Indianapolis Colts as they visit the Carolina Panthers. At the moment, the Panthers are one of the worst team in the NFL with a 1-6 record. However, will they be able to turn things around? Let’s see what our experts have to say with their Colts vs Panthers Betting Pick and prediction.
The sportsbooks have the Colts as a -135 favorite on the money line despite not having the home advantage. Furthermore, the handicappers expect this game to be close as the sports betting odds on the totals is at 44.
Colts vs Panthers Betting Prediction and Analysis for 11/03/2023
On Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts will be looking to break their 3-game losing streak at the Bank of America Stadium. At the moment, the Colts rank next to last in the AFC South rankings with a 3-5 record. However, this game against the Panthers is a good chance for a win since they have an even worst record.
According to football betting data, the Colts have the worst defense in the NFL. This is because they are allowing 28.6 points per game. However, their salvation has been their top offensive power that ranks sixth in the NFL. In addition, their offensive has been averaging 25.6 points per game and around 284.6 yards per game this season.
The Colts QB, Gardner Minshew has been playing well this season after taking over for Anthony Richardson. In addition, with Johnathan Taylor back on the field, we expect him to do well against the Panther’s defense.
On the other hand, the Carolina Panthers had a 15-13 win last Sunday against the Texans. Thus, with their first win of the season, are hoping ride that it will lead to another victory on Sunday. Rookie quarterback, Bryce Young had a good game throwing for 235 yards and 1 touchdown.
The Panthers are hoping that this victory will give Young more confidence for the rest of the season. Especially since the first overall draft had a difficult NFL career start. The Panthers will likely continue to undergo several challenges as their defense is not in good shape.
Colts vs Panthers Betting Pick
Game time: 11/03/2023 at 4:05 PM ET
Bet on the Colts at -2.5
For this matchup, the gap between the Colt’s offense and the Panther’s offense is substantial. Therefore, we expect Indianapolis to score a lot of points. IN addition, the Panther’s defense will have a hard time containing the Colt’s running game.
If the Panther want to chance to win, Young will need a perfect game to keep up with the Colt’s offense. However, that is probably asking too much from a rookie quarterback. Therefore, we predict the Indianapolis Colts will win and cover the spread with a final score of 30-24.