PANTHERS VS. JETS: NFL PREVIEW AT YOUWAGER

PANTHERS VS. JETS: NFL PREVIEW AT YOUWAGER

New York Jets at Carolina Panthers

Kickoff: Sunday, December 15th, at 4:05PM Eastern

Line: Carolina -11 Total: 40.5

Sunday afternoon, the Carolina Panthers (9-4) and the New York Jets (6-7)
square off as the Panthers strive to become the NFC’s Wildcard team in the 2013 NFL football wagering season’s playoffs. New York’s quarterback, Geno Smith, will be up against a furious pass rush, and his team will also be on the road. The Jets have been defeated by 24.4 points, on average, in their 5 losses away from home. At YouWager, the Jets are 11 point underdogs in this contest.

The way many online sportsbook wagering see it, Cam Newton now runs a formidable Carolina offense that matches the strengths of tight end Greg Olsen and wide receiver Steve Smith. Newton has completed 62 percent of his throws for 20 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He has also rushed for 495 yards and 6 touchdowns. Steve Smith has made 60 receptions and scored 4 touchdowns. Greg Olsen has 58 receptions and 5 touchdowns. Overall, Carolina’s offense is averaging 22.9 points and 320.9 yards per game. With a style some Internet oddsmakers are calling “physical,” Carolina’s defense is only giving up 14.5 points, along with 296 yards per game.

In the 2013 NFL football betting season, the Jets have puzzled the online wagering community with their inconsistency. Sometimes, they almost played like a different team every week. New York still dreams of making it into the postseason, and they cannot afford to lose another game. QB Geno Smith has completed 55.4 percent of his passes, but his ratio for touchdowns and interceptions looks like someone reversed it. He has 9 touchdowns, and 20 interceptions. The Jets offense is 31st in the National Football League, with an
average of 17.4 points per game. Their yardage average, 307.5, puts them at 30th in the league. Some online wagering enthusiasts feel the Jets are missing the important weapons they need to put the points up on the board. New York’s defense has been allowing opponents to claim 25.9 points and 337.5 yards per game.

After a game in which they scored 30 points or more, the Jets are 7-3 against the spread. In their last 5 games on the road, they are 1-4 against the spread. They are 0-4 against the spread after a victory. In the last 5 games between these two teams, the home team has covered the spread. The Panthers are 5-0 against the spread in their last 5 games at home. After a game in which they didn’t cover the point spread, Carolina is 5-1 against the spread. In their last 9 matchups overall, the Panthers are 7-2 against the spread. At YouWager, Carolina is an 11 point favorite. The Total is 40.5. Game time Sunday afternoon is 4:05PM Eastern.

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