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What is the spread for Panthers vs. Bengals? Who are bettors picking? Who is the favorite?

The Bengals will be more than a touchdown favorite at home against the Panthers

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals will return home to take on the Carolina Panthers at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The game is scheduled for Sunday kickoff at 1 p.m. ET. DraftKings Sportsbook has the Bengals as a 7.5-point favorite with a point total of 42.5.

Carolina (2-6) has showed a lot more as a football team since the departure of Matt Rhule and other malcontents like wide receiver Robbie Anderson. The Panthers pulled off a shocking 21-3 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers two weeks ago and came just short of a great rally against the NFC South-leading Atlanta Falcons in a 37-34 loss. Quarterback P.J. Walker has been a nice development and could have a case to keep the starting job when Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold return.

Cincinnati (4-4) received bad news during the week of their Monday night game against the Cleveland Browns. Wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase missed his first and what could be several games with a hip injury and the Bengals offense was off key all night in a 32-13 loss to the Browns. Despite the loss the Bengals are within arm’s length of the division-leading Baltimore Ravens, only one game back.

Below is a rundown of current odds information for Panthers-Bengals.

Panthers vs. Bengals odds

Point spread: Bengals -7.5
Total: 42.5
Moneyline: Panthers +275; Bengals -330

Panthers vs. Bengals betting trends

SU: Panthers 2-6; Bengals 4-4
ATS: Panthers 3-5; Bengals 5-3
O/U: Panthers 3-5; Bengals 2-5-1

Panthers vs. Bengals betting splits

Point spread: Panthers 65% handle; 57% bets
Total: Under 51% handle; Over 70% bets
Moneyline: 88% handle; 82% bets