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NFL Betting Preview: Carolina Panthers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

December 31, 2023

The Carolina Panthers will travel to Jacksonville, Florida to face the Jacksonville Jaguars are EverBank Stadium with the game kicking off at 1:00 PM ET and will air on CBS in week 17 of the NFL season.

Carolina enters this game following a 30-33 loss at home against the Green Bay Packers. Despite the loss, Bryce Young had a phenomenal game as he threw for 300 yards for the first time in his career while completing 23 of 36 attempts and throwing for two touchdowns. The Panthers remain one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league as they enter this game averaging 15.73 points per game which ranks 29th in the NFL. Carolina also features a below-average passing offense as they enter this game averaging 173.73 passing yards per game which ranks 30th in the league. Defensively, the Panthers have also been dreadful as they are allowing the 3rd most points per game in the NFL with an average of 25.4 points allowed per game. The Carolina Panthers will look to bounce back following the loss against the Packers when they travel to face the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are on a four-game losing streak following a 12-30 loss on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and to make things worse for the Jaguars Trevor Lawrence suffered a shoulder injury in the game which leaves this season in question. The Jaguars have struggled on offense in their past two games they are averaging 9.5 points per game and the scoring defense has struggled during their losing streak as they are allowing an average of 29.5 points per game which has also brought their average to 22.87 points allowed per game which is more than the league average of 21.89 points per game. However, Jacksonville remains an above-average scoring team as they enter this game averaging 22.07 points per game while featuring one of the better passing offenses in the league as they are averaging 245 passing yards per game which ranks 8th in the NFL. Trevor Lawrence has played a pivotal role in the success of the offense for the Jaguars as he leads the team in passing and is 2nd on the team in rushing entering this game he has completed 341 of 521 attempts for 3,736 yards with 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while rushing for 329 yards and four touchdowns. The Jacksonville Jaguars will look to end their four-game losing streak when they host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon.

BookMaker has the Jacksonville Jaguars listed as 6-point favorites at home against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon in week 17 of the NFL season. Carolina has won four of the seven games all-time including the previous three meetings while going 4-3 ATS all-time and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Carolina Panthers are 4-9-2 ATS overall, 1-6-1 ATS on the road, and 4-9-2 ATS as an underdog this season while the Jacksonville Jaguars are 8-7 ATS overall, 2-5 ATS at home, and 6-3 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Jacksonville enters this game with a better record as Carolina has one of the worst records in the league. The Jaguars have also been the better team at covering the spread this season as they are 8-7 ATS overall and 6-3 ATS as a favorite while the Panthers are 4-9-2 ATS overall and 1-6-1 ATS on the road. Lay the points with the Jacksonville Jaguars when they host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon.

Spooky Express Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars -6