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NFL Betting Preview: New York Jets vs. Carolina Panthers

August 12, 2023


The New York Jets are 0-1 in the NFL Preseason after losing in the Hall of Fame game to the Cleveland Browns by a score of 16-21.

Meanwhile, the Carolina Panthers finished last season with a record of 7-10 which led to a 2nd place finish in the NFC South and missing the playoffs for the 5th consecutive season.

BookMaker has the Carolina Panthers listed as 3.5-point favorites at home against the New York Jets and has set the total for the over/under plays at 37 points. Which team will get a win in this matchup? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams have played.

New York Jets Team Preview

The New York Jets are 0-1 in the preseason after losing to the Cleveland Browns in the Hall of Fame game by a score of 16-21. The Jets are 0-1 ATS in the preseason this season.

Offensively, the New York Jets are averaging 16 points per game in the NFL preseason. New York is averaging 135 passing yards per game and 53 rushing yards per game in the preseason. Zach Wilson leads the team in passing in the preseason completing three of five passes for 65 yards. Israel Abanikanda leads the team in rushing in the preseason with nine carries for 27 yards and a touchdown. Malik Taylor leads the team in receiving in the preseason catching one of two targets for 57 yards.

Defensively, the Jets are allowing an average of 21 points per game in the preseason. New York is allowing an average of 174 passing yards and 172 rushing yards per game in the preseason.

Carolina Panthers Team Preview

The Carolina Panthers finished in 2nd place in the NFC South and missed the playoffs for the 5th consecutive year after finishing with a record of 7-10. The Panthers were 9-8 ATS overall, 5-4 ATS at home, and 0-4 ATS as a favorite last season.

Offensively, the Carolina Panthers ranked 19th in points scored with an average of 20.41 points per game. Carolina ranked 10th in rushing yards with an average of 130 rushing yards per game. The Panthers ranked 29th in passing yards with an average of 176.24 passing yards per game.

Defensively, the Panthers ranked 17th in the NFL in points against with an average of 22 points per game. Carolina ranked 18th in rushing yards allowed with an average of 122.65 rushing yards allowed per game. The Carolina Panthers ranked 22nd in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game with an average of 227.53 passing yards.

Series Trends and Game Pick

Carolina has won five of the last eight games in the series and has won by an average score of 22.38 to 19.62 while going 5-2-1 ATS in those matchups. The Panthers have won the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 28 to 20.33 while going 2-0-1 ATS in those contests.

The total is 4-4 in the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 42 points per game in those contests. The over has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 48.33 points per game in those matchups.

New York is the more talented team this season, however, Carolina has been the better team in the series, winning five of the last eight including the previous three matchups in a row. The Panthers are 5-2-1 ATS in the last eight and 2-0-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the Carolina Panthers -3 on BookMaker for this matchup on Saturday afternoon.

Spooky Express Pick: Carolina Panthers -3