Right around 40/41.5 as the total with Carolina laying 3.5....seems a bit low to me. I'd jump all over that if you got a good book.
from Sporting News linemakers:
Steelers at Panthers -3
Vegas was down on Carolina coming into the season, but the Panthers are off to a 2-0 start, covering as a 2.5-point favorite at home against Detroit on Sunday. And maybe they’ve made a few believers along the way, as they were bet up to -3.5 (even) in Sunday wagering at the SuperBook. A couple of trends that say lay the points next Sunday night: Carolina is 6-0-1 ATS as a home favorite dating back to last season; Pitt is 4-8 ATS as a road dog since 2011.
-3 according to Bovada:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games Pittsburgh is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games on the road Pittsburgh is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina CAROLINA The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 5 games Carolina is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games Carolina is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina's last 7 games at home Carolina is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home Carolina is 7-1-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home Carolina is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Interesting preview from Oddsshark - their computer predicts a 26-25 Panthers W.
Pittsburgh is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
Carolina is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games
Carolina is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 5 games
Carolina is 7-1-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Panthers (-3.5): If the Panthers receivers can get to the level of the guys who were there last year, the Panthers could be a force in the NFC this year. Their defense is full of playmakers, and Cam’s athleticism let’s him get away with plays other QB’s simply can’t make. I still believe that the Steelers can and will be a playoff team this year. But this is an ugly setup for them, facing this defense on the road at night. Look for Carolina to win 24-14, hitting the under on points, and giving Carolina a 3-0 start on the year.
Looks like people are loading up on the Panthers. Honestly, I think we take care of business 30 - 13.
This is unrelated to the Panthers but check out this nugget from SportsInsights:
- The Saints are off to a rough start (0-2), but oddsmakers still consider New Orleans one of the top Super Bowl contenders:
The #saints may be 0-2, but they still have the 5th best odds to win the Super Bowl at +1100. DEN +450 SEA +500 NE +950 SF +1000 — SportsInsights.com (@SportsInsights) September 15, 2014
fug the Saints