The NFL’s two remaining undefeated teams will attempt to remain perfect this weekend, starting with the Carolina Panthers who welcome the Washington Redskins to town on Sunday as 8.5-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The 9-0 Panthers rolled to a lopsided 27-10 win over Tennessee last weekend, easily covering as 3.5-point favorites to improve their against-the-spread record to 7-2.
Carolina has experienced a dramatic reversal of fortune since opening the 2014 season with a dismal 3-8-1 record including an eight-game winless stretch. Since then they have been nearly unstoppable, entering Sunday’s Redskins vs. Panthers betting matchup on a 14-1 SU run with just two ATS losses in their last 12 games.
Quarterback Cam Newton has been the straw that stirs the Panthers drink, racking up 2,037 passing yards and 15 touchdown passes along with an impressive 366 rushing yards and six touchdown runs, accounting for at least two scores in each of the Panthers’ last eight games. As well, the Panthers defense has held opposing rushers to just 67.5 yards per game in their last two, and a sixth-ranked 19.4 points per game.
The Redskins travel south following a crushing 47-14 rout of the New Orleans Saints, improving their SU record to 4-5, just a half-game back of the idle New York Giants in the hotly-contested NFC East.
Their 47-point outburst was their biggest since a 45-41 win over Chicago in Week 7 of the 2013 season, but they have failed to post consecutive straight-up wins this season, and are 0-8 SU in their last eight on the road according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
The New England Patriots will also look to move to 10-0 when they host the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football as 7-point favorites.
Last week the Patriots avoided a fourth straight loss to their arch-nemesis, the Giants, escaping with a 27-26 last-second victory, but have struggled to meet lofty expectations at the sportsbooks with just two ATS wins in their last five games.
The Bills have won two straight SU, both against AFC East divisional rivals, and are 4-1 SU in their last five on the road, starting with a 17-9 win in Foxboro in Week 17 of last season.
In other NFL Week 11 betting action the Titans visit the surging Jacksonville Jaguars as 2.5-point underdogs on Thursday night, while the Bears host the stumbling Denver Broncos as 1.5-point chalk, and the previously undefeated Cincinnati Bengals visit the Arizona Cardinals in a game pegged as a pick’em.