CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 23: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers looks upfield to pass during their game against the Washington Redskins at Bank of America Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
The Minnesota Vikings are not favored to beat Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers this weekend. The Week 8 NFL odds currently list the Vikings as three-point underdogs on the road.
The Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers will play a game very few football fans are looking forward to watching on Sunday. That is, of course, you're either a big fan of Cam Newton or are betting on the game and found this very article looking for the odds and lines on one of the Week 8's worst match-ups.
The Panthers have won just two of their seven games this season, with those two victories largely due to Newton's abilities, and opened the week as four-point favorites according to our NFL Odds page. The line has inexplicably dropped a point in favor of the Vikings since, probably due to Minnesota making it close against the Green Bay Packers last week, making the game all but a pick'em before factoring in the Panthers' home field advantage.
The over-under on Sunday's match-up against two of the NFC's worst teams, at least as far as the rankings are concerned, is at a decent 47 points. Considering the total has gone over in nine of the team's last 13 games according to OddsShark's data -- and gunslingers Christian Ponder and Newton running the teams -- it might not be bad to bet that streak continues.