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Unbeaten Panthers highlight Week 10 betting favorites

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The Carolina Panthers will be trying to improve their record to a perfect 9-0 on the season when they visit the Tennessee Titans on Sunday as 5-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Carolina is an impressive 13-1 straight up in their last 14 games and undefeated against the spread in their last six on the road entering Sunday afternoon’s Panthers vs. Titans betting matchup at LP Field.

The Panthers’ unblemished record represents a dramatic turnaround after finishing last season with a mediocre 7-8-1 mark, which still proved good enough to capture the NFC South crown and a playoff berth.

While they were expected to show improvement, Carolina opened the season as a distant 40/1 bet to win Super Bowl 50, but have since joined the favorites at 8/1 odds.

With pivot Marcus Mariota back at the helm last weekend, the Titans tallied their first victory since Week 1, knocking off New Orleans in a 34-28 overtime thriller, but face a huge task ending a three-game SU and ATS losing streak against Carolina.

Tennessee has also struggled to produce points, scoring more than 14 points just three times this season, and going winless SU in their last nine home contests according to the OddsShark NFL Database.

The Saints visit the Washington Redskins on Sunday in a matchup pegged as a betting toss-up at the sportsbooks. The loss to the Titans dropped New Orleans to 4-5 on the season, two games back of the division rival Atlanta Falcons for the second NFC Wild Card spot, but with 34.5 points per game over their last four the Saints’ offense continues to fire on all cylinders.

The Redskins have lost three of four SU, and have also lost three straight ATS, but own a 3-1 SU record in their last four against New Orleans, covering the spread in each.

The 4-4 St. Louis Rams will try to help their playoff chances when they host the Chicago Bears as 7.5-point chalk this week. The Rams missed a glorious opportunity to pull within one game of the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals when they suffered a disappointing 21-18 loss to Minnesota last weekend.

The Bears, meanwhile, stunned the San Diego Chargers with a 22-19 win on Monday Night Football, recording their fourth ATS win in their last five, and are 4-1 SU in their last five against the Rams, 3-2 ATS.

In other NFL Week 10 betting action, the undefeated New England Patriots visit the New York Giants as 7-point chalk, while the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals are favored by 12 over the Houston Texans, and the Green Bay Packers battle the Detroit Lions as 11-point favorites.

Watch Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts live on TNF

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The Indianapolis Colts host the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football in a battle of two former contenders whose seasons have gone wrong.

Following a strong start, the Broncos went 1-8, as their typically astute defense has struggled to keep opponents out of the end zone. Denver’s offense has not helped the team’s cause either. The Broncos have failed to find clarity at quarterback with Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler, and Paxton Lynch all seeing time.

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The Colts have had their own deficiencies this season without star quarterback Andrew Luck. Jacoby Brissett has provided admirable coverage under center with 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions, but he has not been able to keep up with a Colts defense that has let up the second-most points in the NFL this season.

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Watch Dallas Cowboys vs. Oakland Raiders live on SNF

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The Oakland Raiders host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football as both teams look to keep their playoff hopes alive.

With a win, Dallas will maintain its chances of sneaking into the playoffs as a wild card. After struggling initially, Dak Prescott has been able to adjust to life without Ezekiel Elliott. Prescott threw for three touchdowns and a season-high 332 yards in the Cowboys win last week over the New York Giants.

If the Cowboys can hang around, Elliott can give them a boost when he returns from suspension next week heading into the final stretch of the season.

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The Raiders also find themselves in need of a win as they are in the middle of a contested AFC West battle with the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs. Derek Carr and the Raiders’ offense will need to improve after dropping from the league’s sixth-best offense in 2016 to 19th this season.

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Cowboys vs. Raiders

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