Bengals at Panthers NFL Week 3 Lines & Preview

Bengals at Panthers NFL Week 3 Lines & Preview

Written by on September 20, 2018

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will look to both, rebound from their Week 2 loss while avoiding the home upset when they host Andy Dalton and a Cincinnati Bengals team that has looked absolutely fantastic in their first two games of the season. Now, let’s find out which one of these teams is offering the best value against their NFL odds at our online sportsbook.

Bengals at Panthers NFL Week 3 Lines & Preview

When: Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM ET Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina TV: CBS Radio: Cincinnati / Carolina Live Stream: NFL Live NFL Week 3 Odds: Cincinnati +3 / Total: 43.5

Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 27°C/80°F
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Precipitation: 15%
  • Wind: 5 mph NE
  • Cloud Cover: 70%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Should You Bet on The Cincinnati Bengals?

Why should you bet on Cincinnati in this Week 3 matchup? There are several reasons why you should bet on the Bengals in this Inter-Conference clash. First and foremost, Andy Dalton and A.J. Green are playing lights out right now. Dalton has tossed six TD passes through two games and Green has caught four of them. Cincinnati is getting some bigger contributions from some of their younger players players like second-year running back Joe Mixon.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 34
  • Total Yards: 351.50
  • Pass Yards: 247
  • Rush Yards: 104.50
  • Average Score Against: 23
  • Total Yards: 402.50
  • Pass Yards: 332
  • Rush Yards: 70.50

Why Should You Bet on The Carolina Panthers?

Are the Panthers a safe bet in NFL Week 3?

Why should you bet on Cincinnati in this Week 3 matchup? The best reasons to bet on Carolina is that they’re playing at home where they’re super difficult to beat. The Panthers will also have plenty of motivation to get the win after falling to Atlanta 31-24 last weekend while allowing 2016 league MVP Matt Ryan to toss two TD passes and rush for a pair. Newton overcame a cheap shot from Atlanta’s Damontae Kazee who was ejected for hitting Newton with a late, helmet-to-helmet hit.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 20
  • Total Yards: 366
  • Pass Yards: 232
  • Rush Yards: 134
  • Average Score Against: 19.50
  • Total Yards: 337
  • Pass Yards: 205
  • Rush Yards: 132

Bengals at Panthers NFL Betting Trends

  • Cincinnati is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
  • Carolina is 8-4 ATS in the last 12 games
  • Carolina is 8-4 SU in the last 12 games
  • The total went OVER in 7 of Carolina’s last 10 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Bengals at Panthers

The Bengals are 4-0 ATS in their last four games, 11-2 ATS in their last 13 Week 3 games and a bankroll-boosting 19-7-2 ATS in their last 28 games in the month of September. I know Cincinnati has gone 1-3-1 ATS in their last five meetings against Carolina, but the Panthers are a winless 0-4 ATS in their last four Week 3 games.

I said it repeatedly in the offseason that I thought Cincinnati would be one of the most improved teams in the league this season and right now, they’re certainly playing the part. Carolina generally plays very well at home, but right now, the Panthers look like they are struggling to find their new identity. I’m going with Andy Dalton and company to stay hot and you should too!

NFL Week 3 Pick: Cincinnati 30 Carolina 27