Panthers vs. Giants Point Spread: NFL Week 7 Odds, Prediction

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Oct 21, 2021

Is there anything the banged up Giants can do to stop the bleeding after getting routed last week for their fifth loss of the year?

Carolina
5-7
AT
October 24, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
MetLife Stadium
Pointspread -3 -117
Moneyline -171
Over / Under o +43

82%

Betting Action

18%

Pointspread +3 -103
Moneyline +142
Over / Under u +43

82%

Betting Action

18%

After losing a 34-28 heartbreaker in overtime to Minnesota last week, the Carolina Panthers are hoping a date with the Giants is what they need to end a three-game slide.  New York comes into the game off a 38-11 beatdown at home from the L.A. Rams.

The Panthers are 3-point favourites to win on the NFL odds, with a total of 43.0.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

These teams haven’t met since October 2018, when Carolina sneaked out a 33-31 home win.  Cam Newton (now a free agent) led the Panthers with 237 passing yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the win.  Eli Manning (since retired) finished with 326 passing yards and also had two TDs and two INTs.

Carolina comes in with an even 3-3 record on the year and they’ve won four of their last six games against the Giants.  They’re also 3-3 against the spread this year, although they’ve only managed to cover in one of their last four games against New York.  The total has gone Under in seven of the Panthers’ last nine games, including four of six this season.

It’s tough to see the 1-5 Giants winning another game this season unless something drastic changes.  New York is 2-4 ATS overall and 0-3 ATS at home this season.  The total has gone Under in nine of their last 13 games overall and six of their last seven at home.

Carolina Panthers

It wasn’t exactly a banner night for Sam Darnold last week.  He only managed to complete 17 of 41 passes, finishing with 207 yards, a touchdown and an interception.  Darnold also added another 48 yards on the ground.  Carolina struggled heavily with dropped passes.  D.J. Moore (five receptions, 73 yards) and Robby Anderson (three receptions, 11 yards, TD) combined for six of the Panthers’ eight drops.  Moore also turned the ball over on a fumble.

Carolina is clearly struggling with Christian McCaffrey on injured reserve, as they’re 3-0 with the running back in the lineup and 0-3 without him.  McCaffrey will miss at least the next two games after Carolina put him on the IR due to a hamstring injury.  In other injury news, wide receivers Terrace Marshall Jr. and Alex Erickson both left last week’s game with concussions.  There’s been no update on either player’s status.

New York Giants

The injury-riddled Giants were bullied from start to finish against the Rams last week.  They trailed 28-3 by halftime and were never really in the game.  Daniel Jones continues to struggle under centre.  Jones was 29-for-51, finishing with 243 passing yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions.  Jones, who played despite suffering a concussion in Week 5 against the Cowboys, is just one of many New York players hurting.  Get ready, because it’s a long list:

Running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) and wide receivers Kenny Golladay (knee) and Kadarius Toney (ankle) have all missed practice time this week and are unlikely to play Sunday.  Left tackle Andrew Thomas (foot and ankle) and wide receiver C.J. Board (fractured forearm) have both been placed on injured reserve.  Thomas will miss at least three games, while there’s no timeline for Board.  Wide receiver Darius Slayton has missed three straight games with a hamstring injury and is questionable this week after being a limited participant in practice.  And finally, it looks like defensive lineman Danny Shelton avoided a major injury, after suffering a strained pectoral muscle last week.  Shelton is considered day-to-day, so there’s a chance he’ll be good to go Sunday.

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