Panthers vs. Broncos: Week 14 NFL Betting Preview – December 13, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 8, 2020

The Denver Broncos (4-8) are  heading into their matchup on Sunday, December 13 against the Carolina Panthers (4-8). The contest’s over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of December 8, 2020, 1:41 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Panthers vs Broncos Betting Odds

Panthers vs Broncos Props

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Betting the Total (Over/Under)

  • Carolina and its opponents have combined to score more than 46.5 in seven games (58.3% of matchups).
  • In six (50%) games this season, the Broncos have combined with their opponents to go over 46.5 points.
  • This year’s combined scoring average for these two teams (42.1 points per game) is 4.4 fewer than the total for this contest.
  • These two teams combine to surrender 51.7 points per game, which is 5.2 greater than the total for this matchup.
  • Panthers games average 48.3 total points per game this season, equal to the over/under for this matchup.
  • Broncos games average 45.4 total points, 1.1 fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • The Broncos are the NFL’s 31st-highest scoring team this season compared to the 21st-ranked Panthers.
  • Carolina is the league’s 16th-ranked scoring defense while Denver is the 21st-ranked.

Panthers Betting Insights

  • Carolina is 7-5 against the spread.
  • Carolina’s games have hit the over in six out of 12 opportunities this season (50%).

Broncos Betting Insights

  • Denver has compiled a 7-5 record against the spread this season.
  • Five of Denver’s 12 games this year have gone over the point total (41.7% of its opportunities).

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When the Panthers Have the Ball

  • The Panthers have averaged 3.4 fewer points per game this season (23.3) than the Broncos have allowed (26.7).
  • In games where Carolina score at least 23.3 points this season, they are 1-4 overall and 4-1 against the spread.
  • Denver is 2-3 overall and 5-0 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 26.7 points.
  • The Panthers offense has averaged 354.8 total yards per game this season, within 4.6 yards of the 350.2 the Broncos defense has allowed.
  • On average, the Panthers pick up 5.8 yards per play and the Broncos give up 5.3.
  • In contests where the Carolina offense totals at least their average yard output this season, they are 5-2 against the spread and 3-4 overall.
  • When Denver allows fewer total yards to opposing offenses than their season average, they are 3-2 against the spread and 3-2 overall this season.
  • The Broncos have allowed opposing rushing attacks to average 131.5 yards per game, compared to the 106.3 yards the Panthers offense has averaged on the ground per contest.
  • In games where the Carolina rushing attack puts together at least their season average, the Panthers are 3-4 overall and 4-3 against the spread.
  • This season, when the Denver defense allows opponents to pick up less than 131.5 yards on the ground, they are 5-3 against the spread and 3-5 overall.
  • This season, the Broncos have forced an average of 0.9 turnovers per game, compared to the 1.1 times Panthers have turned the football over in each contest.
  • In games where they turn the football over 1.1 times or fewer this season, Carolina is 3-6 overall and 6-3 against the spread.
  • Denver’s record this season when they force more than 0.9 turnovers: 4-3 ATS, 3-4 overall

When the Broncos Have the Ball

  • The Broncos put up 18.8 points per game, 6.2 fewer than the Panthers give up per matchup (25).
  • When Denver records at least 18.8 points, it is 4-1 against the spread and 3-2 overall.
  • This season, Carolina has a 4-1 record against the spread and a 1-4 record overall in games when it holds opponents to 23.3 or fewer points.
  • The Broncos collect 38.4 fewer yards per game (325.6), than the Panthers give up per outing (364). The Broncos average 5.2 yards per play, while the Panthers allow 5.7 per play.
  • In games Carolina limits its opponents to 364 or fewer yards, it has a 2-2 record ATS and a 2-2 record overall.
  • This season, the Broncos average 118.9 rushing yards per game, just 4.3 more yards per game than the Panthers allow per outing (114.6).
  • When Denver rushes for at least 118.9 yards, it recorded a 3-1 ATS record and a 2-2 overall record.
  • Carolina is 3-1 against the spread and 1-3 overall when holding opponents to 114.6 rushing yards or less.
  • This year, the Broncos turn the ball over 2.3 times per game, 0.9 more turnovers per game than the 1.4 the Panthers force on average.
  • Denver is 6-2 against the spread and 3-5 overall when it turns the ball over 2.3 or fewer times.
  • This season, Carolina has a 2-1 record against the spread and a 1-2 record overall when it forces at least 1.4 turnovers.

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Panthers Players to Watch

  • Teddy Bridgewater has thrown for 2,820 yards while completing 70% of his passes (257-of-367), with 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions (256.4 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 37 times for 208 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 18.9 yards per game.
  • Mike Davis has rushed for 504 yards on 126 carries (42 yards per game) and three touchdowns. He also averages 27.4 receiving yards per game, grabbing 52 passes for 329 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Christian McCaffrey has 224 rushing yards on 59 carries (74.7 yards per game) and five touchdowns in three games in 2020. He also has 17 catches for 149 yards (49.7 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Robby Anderson has reeled in 75 passes for 913 yards and two touchdowns. He has been targeted 104 times and averages 76.1 yards per game.
  • Brian Burns has registered a team-leading five sacks, while adding five TFL and 47 tackles over 12 games.
  • Jeremy Chinn has totaled 86 tackles, one TFL, and one interception so far this season.
  • Donte Jackson has intercepted three passes to lead the team while adding 18 tackles and six passes defended over 10 games.

Broncos Players to Watch

  • This year, Drew Lock has racked up 1,918 passing yards (191.8 yards per game) while going 164-for-296 (55.4% completion percentage) and throwing nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
  • Melvin Gordon III has taken 149 carries for a team-leading 685 rushing yards (62.3 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns.
  • Phillip Lindsay has 440 yards on 96 carries (48.9 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
  • This season, Tim Patrick has 40 catches (on 62 targets) for 607 yards (55.2 per game) and five touchdowns in 11 games.
  • Jerry Jeudy’s statline this year shows 38 catches for 594 yards and two touchdowns. He averages 49.5 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 82 times.
  • Noah Fant has caught 44 passes on 67 targets for 492 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 44.7 yards per game.
  • Bradley Chubb has 7.5 sacks to lead the team, and has also racked up eight TFL and 38 tackles.
  • Alexander Johnson has racked up 95 tackles, four TFL, and one sack so far this season.
  • This season, Justin Simmons leads the team with four interceptions and has added 76 tackles, two TFL, and seven passes defended.

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