Football betting action on Saturday, August 23rd includes the Week 3 preseason matchup between the Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers.
NFL betting numbers have the Panthers as a small favorite in this game. Here is a look at this Saturday contest. Football betting numbers show that both Washington and Carolina have solid defenses and offenses that can struggle.
The Redskins are led offensively by quarterback Jason Campbell who can sometimes frustrate football betting gamblers. The running game is solid with Clinton Portis and Ladell Betts who can both impact football betting results. The receiving corps has Santana Moss who is about as inconsistent as his quarterback according to football betting experts.
Football betting experts know that Carolina is expecting a bounce back year from quarterback Jake Delhomme. He missed a large part of last year due to injury according to football betting information. The Panthers have DeAngelo Williams and rookie Jonathan Stewart at running back according to NFL betting stats. Receiver Steve Smith is the impact player for Carolina according to NFL betting stats. He will be available in this game according to football betting information although he will miss the first two regular season games. The Panthers brought back Muhsin Muhammad as they hope he can recapture the form that made him such a great receiver years ago when he played for Carolina. He and Smith could form a nice receiving duo for the Panthers this season.
Since this is the third week of the preseason it is expected that starters for both teams will go about three quarters. This should make the game very competitive and similar to a regular season contest.
Football betting stats show that Washington has not been a good underdog in recent season if they are getting more than three points. They are 1-15 in that situation in preseason football betting. With new head coach Jim Zorn leading the way that football betting stat could change. Take a look at the football betting odds for this game to see if the Panthers end up as more than a three point NFL betting choice.