Panthers vs Dolphins: Week 10 of the 2017 NFL season concludes tonight with a Monday Night Football battle between the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers. These teams are trending in opposite directions, with the 6-3 Panthers coming into the contest on a two-game winning streak, while the 4-4 ‘Phins have dropped their last two. The oddsmakers have clearly taken these trends into account, installing Carolina as nearly a double-digit favorite for this primetime showdown.
The Panthers are currently nine-point favorites at home, meaning they have a great chance to pick up a win before their Week 11 bye. Miami is in desperate need of a “W”, but it isn’t going to come easy tonight against arguably its toughest opponent so far during the 2017 campaign. Still, the ‘Phins put up a fight in Week 9’s Sunday Night Football game against the Oakland Raiders—losing by three points—which was a huge improvement over their disastrous 40-point shutout at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night Football in Week 8.
Will Miami finally earn a primetime win in its third attempt at one in the last three weeks, or will Carolina do its job and run away with a decisive win? Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com has a lean on which side will not only win the game, but cover the spread in this nationally televised affair. Before we get to the Las Vegas betting pro’s pick, here is a look at the schedule, start time, TV information, updated odds and more for Week 10’s Monday Night Football bout.
Monday Night Football Week 10 Odds And Viewing Guide
Time (ET) Matchup (TV) Odds Total
Monday, Nov. 13
8:30 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers (ESPN) CAR -9 38.5
The Dolphins and Panthers don’t get the opportunity to meet too often, having shared the field five times since Carolina joined the league as an expansion team in 1995. Miami has dominated the rare matchups, winning all but one. That one loss, however, came in the most recent contest—a 20-16 Panthers result back in 2013. Here’s how each of their games shook out (home team in bold):
Nov 15, 1998 MIA 13 – CAR 9
Nov 4, 2001 MIA 23 – CAR 6
Sep 25, 2005 MIA 27 – CAR 24
Nov 19, 2009 MIA 24 – CAR 17
Nov 24, 2013 CAR 20 – MIA 16
Carolina needed a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to pull off a come-from-behind victory in that 2013 contest, including the game-winner to tight end Greg Olsen with 43 seconds left on the clock. Unfortunately for the Panthers, Olsen will miss the contest as he recovers from a foot injury that has kept him sidelined since Week 3.
ESPN tweeted that Newton has been the worst QB in the fourth quarter and overtime this year, so it may be a bit difficult for him to engineer a late drive if necessary.