With Carolina coming off a convincing 35-10 road victory over the Minnesota Vikings, the website noted that a trend dating back to 1996—the team’s second year—went into effect.
It states that when the Panthers are playing a home game immediately after winning a contest by 20 points or more, two things have happened: the Panthers went 6-2 against the Las Vegas betting line, and the game has gone under the listed total seven of eight times. This week, the Panthers are presently favored by 5.5 points, with a total of 42.
The first two instances of this NFL trend came in 1996, when the team reached the NFC Championship game. It would not occur for another seven season, and has only come up three times (prior to this week) since the 2005 season.
The lone occasion in which Carolina was tabbed as a home underdog came in 2004, when the team was getting 2.5 points. The Panthers pulled a mild 21-14 upset to not only cover the Las Vegas betting line, but go under the total as well.
The only time the team failed to keep the game under was in 2008, when Carolina won a 27-23 contest over the Arizona Cardinals, going past the total of 43.