NFL Betting Preview: Carolina Panthers vs. Houston Texans – Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021

by Spooky Express | September 20, 2021 |

Week 2 of the NFL regular season is going to come to a close this Monday night when the Green Bay Packers face off against the Detroit Lions.

Today’s coverage will be looking ahead to Week 3’s Thursday Night Football matchup when the Carolina Panthers are going on the road to take on the Houston Texans.

These two teams have experienced their fair share of difficulty to start this season, but there are some bright spots to highlight for each team, and we will get to see how they match up with each other.

Sam Darnold has acclimated well to his new team in Carolina, and he has them as a respectable offense in this league.

It seems like Houston is better than most people thought, but seeing Tyrod Taylor exit the game on Sunday hurts. Hopefully, we will know his status before Thursday’s kickoff.

Let’s go ahead and break down the matchup between these two teams and help you determine your best bets.

Carolina Panthers Betting Preview: A new look for their offense?

Looking at how Teddy Bridgewater performed last year with Carolina, it was hard to predict whether or not Sam Darnold would have a chance to do much away from the Jets.

It turns out, having one of the best offensive players of the last decade in Christian McCaffrey can help make the wheels for your team turn.

The insurance that CMC brings to their team is felt on just about every play: it opens up things down the field, and if nothing is open, the ball can always go his way.

This Darnold experiment has worked out well for Carolina, and hopefully, it will yield more results for their team.

Houston Texans Betting Preview: Maybe better than anyone expected?

While they still have experienced a little bit of a rocky start, it seems like the Texans may be okay without DeShaun Watson in their lineup.

Their team is filled with professionals, and they have shown in both of the first weeks that they will be competitive.

One of the strongest points of their team is their rushing attack, which boasts three veterans in David Johnson, Phillip Lindsay, and Mark Ingram.

With this three-headed monster, if one of them does not have it going, the other two can pick up the slack.

It has been really refreshing to see a team like this prove the doubters and naysayers wrong, and they have a chance to keep that up when all eyes will be on them this Thursday.

Panthers vs. Texans Betting Odds & Lines

Coming into this Thursday Night Football matchup, the people over at MyBookie have the Carolina Panthers favored on the road over the Houston Texans by four points.

After their display against New Orleans yesterday, the Panthers drew the road favorite.

Free Betting Pick

The Texans have been extremely fun to watch move the ball and battle in their games, but I think Carolina is better than we thought.

Having Christian McCaffrey back has made all of the difference in the world, and I think they get this game done on the road.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Carolina Panthers -4

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