This week 17 NFL matchup between the Jaguars and Panthers takes place on Sunday, December 31st at 1:00 ET. The Jaguars will host the Panthers at EverBank Stadium with the game being televised on CBS. v
CAROLINA PANTHERS VS JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Carolina Panthers +7
This game will be played at EverBank Stadium at 1:00 ET on Sunday, December 31st.
WHY BET THE CAROLINA PANTHERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 22-16 in favor of the Jaguars.
- Our projections have Bryce Young finishing with 179.278 passing yards on 17.254/30.635 passing.
- The Jaguars are projected to finish with 330 yards of offense compared to the 282 yards for the Panthers.
Can the Panthers Pull Off a Win at Jacksonville?
In the NFC-South standings, the Panthers are placed 4th with a record of 2-13. Within the NFC, Carolina holds the 16th spot as they approach week 17. Against the spread, the Panthers have a record of 4-9-2. Their average scoring margin for the season is currently -9.7.
The Panthers come in with an average 15.7 points per game on offense, which has them 26th in the NFL. This season, the Carolina’s passing offense is 10th in passing attempts. Their average of 173.7 passing yards per contest, has them 30th in the NFL.
With 105.4 rushing yards per game, the Panthers hold the 19th spot in the NFL. This average is coming on an average of 26.7 rushing attempts (15th).
On the defensive side of the ball, Carolina currently ranks 28th in points allowed. Their opponents have been averaging 25.4 points per game while gaining 296.8 yards per contest.
Will Jacksonville Make it Happen at Home?
This season, the Jaguars have achieved an overall record of 8-7, putting them 1st in the AFC-South. This includes a 2-4 record as underdogs and 6-3 when they are favored. The current scoring margin for the Jaguars’ is -0.8, and this has contributed to their ATS record of 8-7.
As they enter week 17, the Jaguars offense ranks 12th in the league, averaging 22.1 points per contest. Among the other teams in the league Jacksonville ranks 8th in the NFL for passing yards per game with an average of 245.6. Their passing yards per attempt, 6.7, places them 7th.
In terms of rushing, the Jaguars are averaging 26.3 rushing attempts per game, placing them 25th for rushing yards. They have an average of 3.5 yards per rushing attempt.
Defensively, the Jaguars come into the game allowing an average of 257.1 passing yards per game and 101.3 rushing yards. When it comes to sacks, Jacksonville ranks 16th among other defenses. Overall, they are giving up 22.9 points on 358.5 yards.