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Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals - 9/22/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers
Date & Time Sunday September 22, 2019, 4:05 PM (EDT)
State Farm Stadium
The Line
The Line: Arizona Cardinals -2.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5
TV Channel
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The Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals meet Sunday in NFL action at State Farm Stadium.

The Carolina Panthers need a win to save their season and rebound from a rough 0-2 record. The Carolina Panthers have lost five of their last seven road games. Cam Newton is completing 56.2 percent of his passes for 572 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Newton has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 13 games. DJ Moore and Greg Olsen have combined for 311 receiving yards on 26 catches while Curtis Samuel has eight receptions. The Carolina Panthers ground game is averaging 83 yards per contest, and Christian McCaffrey leads the way with 165 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Carolina is allowing 25 points and 319 yards per game. Luke Kuechly leads the Carolina Panthers with 25 tackles, James Bradberry has one sack and Donte Jackson has one pass deflection.

The Arizona Cardinals look for a victory to improve their record to 1-1-1 on the season. The Arizona Cardinals haven’t won a home game since October 28 of last year. Kyler Murray is completing 57.4 percent of his passes for 657 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Murray enters this game with 94 pass attempts. Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk have combined for 363 receiving yards and one touchdown while Damiere Byrd has 10 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 66 yards per contest, and David Johnson leads the way with 96 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 25 points and 458.5 yards per game. Jordan Hicks leads the Arizona Cardinals with 25 tackles, Terrell Suggs has two sacks and Tramaine Brock has two pass deflections.

The Panthers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in September, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NFC and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in September, 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. NFC. The Panthers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the favorite is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings. The under is 21-8 in Cardinals last 29 home games. The under is 5-2 in Panthers last 7 games overall.

The Carolina Panthers have split their last eight games ATS as a road underdog. The Arizona Cardinals have failed to cover seven of their last 10 games as a home favorite. The Carolina Panthers haven't exactly looked good out of the gate and are now expected to be without Cam Newton, which means Kyle Allen, who has 31 career pass attempts under his belt, will get the nod. The Arizona Cardinals may not have much to show for it, but forcing a tie in a comeback against the Lions and taking the Ravens down to the wire as big underdogs is impressive. The Cardinals have shown heart and are playing hard. Against a banged up offense, the Cardinals should get their first win of the season.

Arizona Cardinals -2.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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