Free Week 3 NFL Prediction: Bengals vs Panthers NFL Odds
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NFL Week 3 Handicapping
(2-0) Cincinnati Bengals vs. Carolina Panthers (1-0)
Date: Sunday, September 23rd
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Bank of America Stadium
Week 3 ATS Betting Lines: Panthers -3
NFL Week 3 Moneyline Odds: OFF
Week 3 NFL Betting Total: 42.5
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We have reached week three of the NFL season and there are a few matchups that look really promising. In this game the Cincinnati Bengals make the trip to Bank of America Stadium to take on the Carolina Panthers.
The last time these two teams faced off was in 2014 when the game played to a draw.
The Cincinnati Bengals come into this game with a 2-0 record and have won each of the first two games by a final score of 34-23.
They came into both games as only a one-point favorite so the way they showed out in both games was very impressive.
A big reason for the success has been the way the offense has played especially Andy Dalton who has looked like a different quarterback this year.
He comes into this game having thrown for 508 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. He has looked more comfortable in the pocket and it has led to success.
On the defensive side of the ball they haven’t looked great giving up 23 points but they have played well when it’s mattered most.
The Bengals will be without Joe Mixon in this game who underwent a knee procedure which means it’s going to be the Giovani Bernard show in this game.
He is going to need to be good in this game to try and take some of the pressure of Dalton against a swarming Panthers defense.
On the other side of this matchup is the Carolina Panthers who opened up the season with a win but they kept shooting themselves in the foot against the Atlanta Falcons and it led to a 31-24 defeat.
The biggest issue for the Panthers was the way the defense played against the Falcons letting Matt Ryan do what he wanted all afternoon.
Ryan only threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns but whenever he needed to make a conversion it seemed like the Panthers couldn’t get him off the field.
The offense isn’t an issue for the Panthers team and Cam Newton looked really good against the Falcons throwing for 335 yards and three touchdowns.
McCaffrey was also a real weapon through the air catching 14 passes for over 100 yards. He is a weapon the Panthers are going to need to use in this game.
In this game the Panthers need Newton to continue playing like he has in the first two games. If he can do that the Bengals are going to really struggle.
The defense also needs to find a way to slow down Andy Dalton. They need to try and create an interception or two to help their causes.
NFL Betting Trends:
- CIN are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games in Week 3.
- CIN are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games on grass.
- Under is 13-6 in CIN last 19 games on grass.
- CAR are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on grass.
- CAR are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- Under is 14-6-1 in CAR last 21 games on grass.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: OVER
The thing to consider going into this game is if you think Dalton and the Bengals are for real this year or if they were just taking advantage of teams that aren’t great in the first two games.
NFL Free Week 3 Score Prediction: Carolina 24 – Bengals 21
I think the second option is correct and although I think they will keep it close I don’t see a path to victory for them in this game.
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