Sports Betting - Saturday 11 August 2012 by

Houston Texans vs Carolina Panthers NFL Week 1 Preseason

National Football League preseason football action is off to a flying start as we hit game 13 of the Week 1 schedule. Today we take a look at the Houston Texans vs Carolina Panthers clash on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at 7:00 PM from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. We like the visitors here. The beautiful season is almost upon us people!

Houston Texans vs Carolina Panthers NFL Week 1 Preseason

Carolina Panthers: Cats Rebound Season on Tap?

After two straight losing seasons in Carolina, hope springs eternal for sophomore quarterback Cam Newton and the Panthers. Despite being the Rookie of the Year Award winner, Newton & Co. came in with a 6-10 record last season. That was up from the dreary 2-14 from the season before. Third in the NFC South at 8-8 seems about right for the Carolina Cats.

Houston Texans: Bookmakers Lofty Co-Favorites to Win the AFC

After posting their second winning season in franchise history, Houston is in some pretty lofty NFL air. The Texans are co-favorites, along with the New England Patriots, to win the 2013 AFC Championship at +400 in the online sportsbook. We like the Texans to win the weak AFC South Division, but we aren’t buying into the AFC Championship wager.

While betting on any exhibition contests (in any sport) can be a little dicey, there are some tell tale signs that can point you in a winning direction. In tonight’s contest, the Texans have a better overall supporting cast than the Panthers – particularly at the quarterback position. We’ll take to +2 (-110) point spread at TopBet and back the boys from the Lone Star State!

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