[4:05 PM] Panthers @ Rams

Who will WIN this matchup?

Carolina Panthers (2-5)

@ Los Angeles Rams (3-4)


Current odds:

Carolina Panthers: (-175)

Los Angeles Rams: (+155)


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

XX% of sports bets are currently on Carolina to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Carolina by 3 points.

The Carolina Panthers have put together some impressive winning streaks in the last two seasons, and they hope to get another one rolling when they travel to face the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. The Panthers aim for their second straight victory as they look to climb back into the NFC South race following a stunning 1-5 start.

Carolina has moved the ball with ease, especially when Cam Newton has been healthy, but has been set back by a league-worst 17 turnovers. The return of Jonathan Stewart has helped the offense, as the veteran has rushed for multiple touchdowns in consecutive games after going for 95 yards and two scores against Arizona. The Panthers have been stout against the run, but the revamped secondary has turned in a couple of dreadful performances, albeit against much stronger passing attacks than it will see Sunday.

Los Angeles possesses one of the most punchless offenses in the league, which has prompted questions about whether No. 1 draft pick Jared Goff soon will get a chance under center. Journeyman Case Keenum has thrown 10 interceptions and just eight touchdown passes, and the lack of a dangerous passing game has made things tough for running back Todd Gurley, who averages a paltry three yards per carry. The defense has kept the Rams in games and held the Giants to 232 total yards last time out but has forced just one turnover during the three-game skid after recording nine takeaways in the first four contests.

The Panthers have won four of the last five meetings in the regular season, but the teams haven’t clashed since a 30-15 victory by Carolina in 2013.

Carolina TE Greg Olsen had just one reception last week after recording at least five in each of the first six games of the season.

Keenum has been sacked 16 times, including eight in the last three contests.


StreakSmarts Pick: Carolina Panthers

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick