Carolina Panthers at NY Giants best bets for Week 2, how to watch, injury report

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Can the Carolina Panthers emerge from their tricky trip to the New York Giants with a priceless victory to kick start their 2022 campaign?

Matt Rhule and the Carolina Panthers face a do-or-die situation just one game into the 2022 season. A disappointing Week 1 reverse against the Cleveland Browns quashed any optimism surrounding this organization, so getting back on track and ending a run of eight-straight losses is imperative at the New York Giants.

Although the Giants look under-strength, they should not be taken lightly. Brian Daboll has injected new life into the franchise since joining as head coach, with running back Saquon Barkley looking like the player of old after a sensational performance at the Tennessee Titans.

This was the scene of a complete collapse by the Panthers in 2021. If they want to avoid a similar scoreline this afternoon, it needs to be a complete team effort matched by an improved scheme from the coaching staff.

Carolina can hold their own. But they must take advantage of opportunities on both sides of the football against a Giants team full of confidence under their new regime.

Carolina Panthers injury report at NY Giants

The Panthers are relatively healthy in Week 2. Rookie linebacker Brandon Smith is set to miss the game after being listed as doubtful, with Shi Smith’s status also a concern due to a groin injury.

Full Panthers injury report for Week 2:

  • Brandon Smith (LB) – Doubtful (thigh)
  • Shi Smith (WR) – Questionable (groin)

Full Giants injury report for Week 2:

  • Nick McCloud (CB) – Out (hamstring)
  • Aaron Robinson (CB) – Out (Appendicitis)
  • Wan’Dale Robinson (WR) – Out (knee)
  • Azeez Ojulari (DE/OLB) – Doubtful (calf)
  • Jason Pinnock (CB) – Out (shoulder)
  • Kayvon Thibodeaux (DE/OLB) – Doubtful (knee)
  • Kadarius Toney (WR) – Questionable (hamstring)

Carolina Panthers Bets Week 2

The Panthers are 1.5-point underdogs according to the latest odds from FanDuel. They are +108 on the money line (bet $100 to win $108), with the Giants marginally favored at -126 (bet $126 to win $100).

Given the injury problems surrounding the Giants, backing the Panthers on the money line and at +1.5 is a tempting proposition considering how well Baker Mayfield finished their last outing against the Browns.

In terms of prop bets, Christian McCaffrey going over 62.5 rushing yards seems feasible at -110 (bet $110 to win $100). However, this is dependent on offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo providing the running back with more involvement after allocating just 14 combined touches in his direction last weekend.

This could also be another profitable day for Robbie Anderson after his encouraging Week 1 performance. Backing the former Temple star to go over 39.5 receiving yards at -110 (bet $110 to win $100) seems like a solid value wager.

How to watch Carolina Panthers at NY Giants in Week 2

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