The Carolina Panthers get set to take on the Los Angeles Chargers in a Sunday matchup that features two teams with explosive weapons. Currently, the Carolina Panthers lead the all-time series between these two teams by a 5-1 margin. The last time these two teams played, Carolina beat San Diego by a 28-16 score on December 11, 2016.
Panthers struggling to pounce on winning opportunities
In their last time out, the Panthers struggled against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Teddy Bridgewater went 33-of-42 on the afternoon throwing for 367 yards and two interceptions. Christian McCaffrey managed to get things done on the ground, carrying the ball 18 times for 59 yards and two touchdowns.
In terms of perceiving, D.J. Moore was his productive self, recording eight catches for 120 yards, averaging 15 yards per reception. Robby Anderson also provided a double-threat, catching nine passes for 109 yards.
Chargers can finish against Kansas City
Behind rookie Justin Herbert, the Los Angeles Chargers lost a narrow game to the Kansas City Chiefs by a 23-20 score. Herbert went 22-of-33 on the afternoon, throwing for 311 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.
A run game is often a rookie quarterback’s best friend, and Austin Eckler provided stability in that regard. He ran the ball 16 times for 93 yards. To his credit, Herbert also made an impact in the running game, rushing the ball four times for 19 yards and a touchdown.
On the receiving end of things, Keenan Allen caught seven passes for 96 yards while tight end Hunter Henry caught six passes for 83 yards. They provided a dual-threat for Los Angeles as they tried to keep pace with Kansas City.
Carolina/Los Angeles betting lines
Currently, Los Angeles is the favorite in this game at -6. They come in at -275 on the money line, while Carolina comes in at last 230. The over/under for this game is 44. You can bet on this game at BetOnline.AG.
Free Betting Pick
I would feel comfortable betting Los Angeles in this game. The Carolina Panthers defense has struggled over the past two games, and this Chargers offense has enough firepower to get the job done. Eckler could have a big game as he is able to get to the second level of a defense with ease.
The Chargers defensive line has also played strong as of late, and I would expect them to give Bridgewater trouble. That’s not a knock on Bridgewater so much as a tip of the cap to how good the defense is.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Chargers, -6