Carolina Panthers vs New York Giants Prediction, Preview and Odds - 09/18/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 1:00 pm ET, Sunday, September 18, 2022
Venue:  MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Where to Watch:  Fox

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Panthers +2, Giants -2; Over/Under:  43.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Panthers +2, Giants -2; Over/Under:  43.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Panthers +2, Giants -2; Over/Under:  43.5 points
 

Season Record

Carolina Panthers:  0-1 (3rd place, NFC South)
New York Giants:  1-0 (3rd place, NFC East)
 
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Carolina Panthers:  lost their last game at home against the Cleveland Browns 26-24.
New York Giants:  won their last game on the road against the Tennessee Titans 21-20.

 

Carolina Panthers vs New York Giants Preview and Analysis

 
The Panthers are entering this game with a 0-1 record overall and they are playing their 1st road game of the season here. Their offense is averaging 261 YPG and 24 PPG while their defense is allowing 355 YPG and 26 PPG against them. They lost their last game at home against the Cleveland Browns 26-24. Baker Mayfield was the starting quarterback in that game and he completed 16/27 passes for 235 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. Christian McCaffrey led the team in rushing with 33 yards and 1 TD on 10 rushing attempts. Robbie Anderson led the team in receiving with 102 yards and 1 TD on 5 receptions. Brian Burns led the defense in that game with 5 solo tackles and 3 assisted tackles. Damien Wilson led the defense in sacks with 1 while no one on the defense came away with an interception for them in that one.
 
 
 
The Giants are entering this game with a 1-0 record overall and they are playing their 1st home game of the season here. Their offense is averaging 394 YPG and 21 PPG while their defense is allowing 359 YPG and 20 PPG against them. They won their last game on the road against the Tennessee Titans 21-20. Daniel Jones was the starting QB in that game and he completed 17/21 passes for 188 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Saquon Barkley led the team in rushing with 164 yards and 1 TD on 18 carries. Sterling Shepard led the team in receiving with 71 yards and 1 TD on 2 catches. Darnay Holmes and Jihad Ward both led the defense in that game with 5 solo tackles and 1 assisted tackle each. Tomon Fox led the defense in sacks with 1 while no one on the defense came away with an interception for them in that one.
 

 

Panthers vs Giants Prediction

The current betting odds have the Giants listed as a 2 point favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Giants won their first game under head coach Brian Daboll but they did not play great in that game. Daniel Jones was very accurate but didn't play great and that game was pretty much won by Saquon Barkley and the head coach himself with good play calling. The Panthers lost a heartbreaker to the Browns on a last second field goal which lost the game for Baker Mayfield against his old team, but Mayfield didn't have a great game either and didn't really pick up until the 4th quarter. Now the Giants are back at home for their home opener and they have a very good running game which will take the pressure off of Jones to be good as he will not be able to win games himself. The Panthers didn't get anything going on the ground with McCaffery as he only rushed for 33 yards and this is a game that is going to be won in the trenches. The Giants have the better run game here and the better coaching at the moment, they are going to win their home opener. The best way to place a bet here is on the Giants to cover the spread in this game.
 
Panthers Giants Prediction:  Our NFL Pick for Sunday, September 18, 2022 (1:00 pm ET start time) is Giants 27 Panthers 21.
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NFL Betting Trends

 
Carolina Panthers: 23-13 ATS as a road underdog of 3 points or less. 26-17 ATS in a road game where the total is between 42.5 and 45 points. 14-7 UNDER off an extremely close home loss by 3 points or less.
New York Giants: 22-31 ATS in a home game where the total is between 42.5 and 45 points. 24-8 UNDER in all games. 13-2 UNDER in home games.
 

Key Injuries

 
Carolina Panthers:  F. Luvu (LB) Ques Sun - Shoulder. A. Roberts (WR) Out indefinitely - Knee. B. Bozeman (C) Late Sept - Ankle.
New York Giants:  S. Lemieux (G) Out indefinitely - Toe. R. Williams (CB) Out indefinitely - Knee. E. Smith (LB) Out indefinitely - Leg.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"A quarterback pumping or mishandling a snap can't take a step back or it becomes intentional grounding.... I started screaming intentional grounding, a 10-second runoff and the game is about to be over. They called it and then changed it." - Matt Rhule on a call which ended up costing his team the win against the Browns in their last game.
 
 
"We're trying to build something. We have a long way to go, but it's good to get that first W." - Brian Daboll after his team’s win against the Titans in their last game.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Carolina Panthers
WR Moore, DJ 
WR Anderson, Robbie
WR Smith, Shi 
TE Thomas, Ian
QB Mayfield, Baker 
RB McCaffrey, Christian 
 
New York Giants
WR Golladay, Kenny
WR Shepard, Sterling  
WR James, Richie 
TE Bellinger, Daniel 
QB Jones, Daniel 
RB Barkley, Saquon 
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Carolina Panthers
Passing: B. Mayfield (235)
Rushing: C. McCaffrey (33)
Receiving: R. Anderson (102)
Touchdowns: C. McCaffrey (1)
 
New York Giants
Passing: D. Jones (188)
Rushing: S. Barkley (164)
Receiving: S. Shepard (71)
Touchdowns: S. Barkley (1)
 
Coaches:
Carolina Panthers: Matt Rhule (3rd season)
New York Giants: Brian Daboll (1st season)


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

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