[1:00 PM] Cardinals @ Panthers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Arizona Cardinals (3-3)

@ Carolina Panthers (1-5)


Current odds:

Arizona Cardinals: (+135)

Carolina Panthers: (-155)


ESPN simulations have Carolina as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Arizona to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Carolina by 3 points.

The last time the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers squared off was in last year’s NFC Championship game – a destination neither will return to if they don’t quickly turn around their disappointing seasons. Both teams will try to take a step in that direction when the Panthers host the Cardinals on Sunday.

Arizona somehow rolled up a season-high 443 total yards without a turnover last week but still came away with just six points and an unfulfilling result. David Johnson continues to carry the offense, as he ranks second in the NFL in rushing (681 yards) and leads the league in scrimmage yards and rushing touchdowns (eight). The defense has been stout, ranking second in total defense after holding five straight opponents under 300 total yards.

Carolina again boasts one of the league’s most prolific offenses, ranking fifth in scoring and fourth in total yards, but a league-worst 16 turnovers have kept the defense on its heels. Four of those giveaways came in a loss to Tampa Bay in Week 5 that quarterback Cam Newton missed with a concussion, but he has thrown six interceptions and lost a fumble. The Panthers are tough against the run, but the secondary has been awful, allowing at least 460 passing yards in two of the last three games.

Arizona QB Carson Palmer has won 11 of his last 13 road starts and has posted a quarterback rating of 100 or better in two of his last three away from home.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen leads NFL tight ends in receptions (39) and receiving yards (610) and has made at least six catches in four straight games.

Fitzgerald has caught at least five passes in every game this season and recorded a season-high nine grabs last week.

StreakSmarts Pick: Arizona Cardinals

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick