Carolina Panthers (7-3 SU, 6-3-1 ATS) vs. New York Jets (4-6 SU, 6-3-1 ATS)
NFL Week 12
Date/Time: Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. ET
Where: MetLife Stadium
by Jerbeek, Expert Football Handicapper, Predictem.com
Point Spread: Car -4.5/NYJ +4.5
Over/Under Total: 40
The Carolina Panthers will travel to East Rutherford to take on the New York Jets at MetLife stadium in week 12 action. Carolina is 7-3 and 1 game behind the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South division as they try to make it back to the playoffs after missing them in2016. The Jets are 4-6 on the season and look to be out of the playoff picture again in 2017 unless they go on a miracle run to end the season. Carolina is coming of a week 11 bye and are on a 3 game winning streak. The Jets are also coming off a week 11 bye and have lost 4 out of their last 5 games but are still only 1 game out of the 2nd wild card berth.
The Panthers are led by QB Cam Newton who is unquestionably the leader of this team and the Panther success depends on how Cam performs. When Cam plays well the Panthers usually win, when he plays poorly they usually lose. He is coming off a great game against Miami where he threw for 254 and 4 touchdowns. He has also rushed for 225 yards and a touchdown in the last 3 games. When Cam runs, everything works much more smoothly. The Panthers traded a big player at the trade deadline as they dealt leading WR Kelvin Benjamin. Since Benjamins departure WR Devin Funchess has picked up his game with 178 yards and 2 touchdowns in the last 2 games. Rookie RB Christian McAffery has also seen an increase in touches as he has had 145 combined rushing and receiving yards and 3 touchdowns in the last 2 games. Carolina is averaging 5.3 yards per play against teams that average giving up 5.7 yards per play.
The Jets offense lacks star power as they have Josh McCown at QB. McCown has performed admirably so far this season completing 69% of his passes but he has had 8 interceptions on the season. The Jets leading rusher is Bilal Powell who is averaging 4.5 yards per carry. WR Robby Anderson is having a breakout season in his 2nd year as he leads the Jets with 568 yards and 5 touchdowns. The Jets are averaging 5.4 yards per play against teams that average 5.7 yards per play.
The Carolina defense has done a good job defending the run as they have only given up more than 100 yards rushing in 2 games. The Panther defense is a veteran squad that usually keeps them in games as they have only given up over 30 points once this year and have given up an average of just 12 points per game in their last 4 games. Carolina gives up an average of 5.3 yards per play against teams that average 5.7 yards per play.
The Jets defense had struggles stopping the run game early in the season but have improved greatly in that area as the season has progressed and have held 3 of their last 4 opponents under 100 yards rushing. Overall their defense is pretty average as they have given up an average of 5.4 yards per play.
The Panthers have been good in late season games as in the month of November the past 3 years they have won 9 of 11 games and were 8-3 against the spread in those games. Overall in the last 3 seasons they have been a good team to back as they are 25-18 against the spread. Carolina has also been good on the road this season has they have won 4 of 5 games in also covered the spread in 4 of 5 games.
Jerbeeks Pick to Cover the Point Spread: Carolina cant afford any slipup because they are trying to chase down the Saints. This is a team that they should be able dominate defensively and I expect the Panthers to shut down the Jets offense and win by a score of 24-14. My recommendation is to play the Panthers minus the 4.5 points. – Bet this game and all your sports bets at 5Dimes! Why should you switch? Because you’re being overcharged for odds! Your book is socking you -110. Why pay that hefty price when you can bet at the lower price of -105? This saves you $5 for every $100 you bet and $50 for every $1000 you wager. Added up over time, this amounts to a massive amount of cash you’re pissing away. Plus, 5Dimes is simply better. More wagers, teasers up to 20 points, parlays up to 25 teams, faster payouts. It doesn’t make any sense to bet anywhere else! Get signed up today by clicking here!