Raiders vs. Panthers: NFL Betting Preview – September 13, 2020

Written By Staff on September 11, 2020
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The Carolina Panthers (0-0) are 3.5-point underdogs heading into their matchup on Sunday, September 13 against the Las Vegas Raiders (0-0). An over/under of 47.5 is set for the game.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of September 9, 2020, 8:12 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings.

Raiders vs. Panthers odds


Total Facts

  • Raiders games went over 47.5 points on eight occasions last season (50% of matchups).
  • In 10 games last season (62.5%), the Panthers combined with their opponents to go over 47.5 points.
  • Last year’s combined scoring average for these two teams (40.8 points per game) is 6.7 fewer than the total for this contest.
  • Last season, the opponents of these two teams averaged a combined 55.6 points per game– 8.1 more than the points total in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this game is 1.7 more than the average points total for Raiders games a year ago (45.8).
  • The average total for Panthers games last season was 50.6 points– 3.1 more than this game’s over/under.

Raiders Betting Insights

  • Las Vegas played in seven games last year that went over the point total (43.8% of its opportunities).
  • Las Vegas compiled a 8-8 record against the spread last year.
  • The Raiders had a losing ATS record of 0-3 when playing as at least 3.5-point favorites last season.

Panthers Betting Insights

  • Carolina came up short against the spread last season, covering in only six out of 16 games (37.5%).
  • The Panthers’ record as at least a 3.5-point underdog was 1-2 last season.
  • Carolina went over the point total in 11 out of 16 opportunities last year (68.8%).
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Raiders vs Panthers: Last Five Meetings

  • In the past five meetings, Las Vegas owns a 3-2 record against Carolina.
  • Las Vegas has outscored Carolina 126 points to 99 in the past five games.

When the Raiders Have the Ball

  • The Raiders averaged 9.8 fewer points per game last season (19.6) than the Panthers allowed (29.4).
  • When they met or exceeded their scoring average last season, Las Vegas was 6-3 and 6-2 ATS.
  • Carolina was 5-4 overall and 5-3 ATS last season in games where they allowed fewer than 29.4 points.
  • The Raiders offense averaged 363.8 total yards per game last season– 10.7 yards less than the 374.5 the Panthers defense allowed.
  • Las Vegas’ record last season when they accumulated at least their season average in total yards: 5-4 overall and 6-3 ATS.
  • When the Carolina defense allowed less than their season average for total yards last season they were 2-3 ATS and 2-5 overall.
  • The Raiders averaged 118.3 yards per game on the ground last season– 25.2 yards fewer than the Panthers allowed to opposing rushing attacks (143.5).
  • In games where the Las Vegas rushing attack put together at least their season average last season, the Raiders were 3-4 overall and 3-3 ATS.
  • When Carolina held opposing teams to 143.5 rushing yards or fewer last year, they were 5-2 ATS and 4-4 overall.
  • The Panthers forced 1.3 turnovers per game; the Raiders offense committed 1.1 per game.
  • In games where they turned the football over 1.1 times or fewer last season, Las Vegas was 5-5 overall and 6-3 ATS.
  • Carolina was 5-0 ATS and 5-0 overall last season when they forced at least 1.3 turnovers in a game.

When the Panthers Have the Ball

  • Last year, the Panthers averaged 21.2 points per game– five fewer than the Raiders gave up (26.2).
  • Carolina went 5-0-1 ATS and 4-3 overall a season ago when the team put up at least 21.2 points.
  • Las Vegas had a 6-2 record ATS and a 6-3 record overall in games when it gave up 19.6 points or less last season.
  • In 2019, the Panthers averaged 12.8 fewer yards per game (341.8), than the Raiders gave up per matchup (354.6).
  • When Las Vegas reached their season average in total yards, they went 5-4 overall and 6-3 ATS.
  • When Las Vegas held its opponents to 354.6 yards or less last year, it put together a 5-3 record ATS and a 6-3 record overall.
  • Last season, the Panthers rushed for 15.6 more yards per game (113.7) than the Raiders allowed per contest (98.1).
  • When Carolina ran for at least 113.7 yards last year, it recorded a 4-2-1 ATS record and a 3-5 overall record.
  • Last season, Las Vegas went 5-4 ATS and 5-6 overall when holding opponents to 98.1 rushing yards or fewer.
  • The Panthers turned the ball over 2.2 times per game last year– 1.3 more turnovers per game than the 0.9 the Raiders forced on average.
  • In 2019, Carolina finished 5-2 ATS and 4-4 overall when they turned the ball over 2.2 times or less.
  • When they forced 0.9 or more turnovers last season, Las Vegas compiled a 5-3 record ATS and a 5-4 record overall.

Raiders Players to Watch

  • Last year, Derek Carr passed for 4,055 yards (253.4 yards per game) while going 361-for-513 (70.4% completion percentage) and throwing 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
  • Rookie Josh Jacobs ran for 1,150 yards on 242 carries (88.5 yards per game) and scored seven touchdowns in 13 games a season ago.
  • In 2019, Jalen Richard rushed for 145 yards on 39 carries (9.1 ypg) and caught 36 passes for 323 yards (20.2 ypg).
  • Last season, Darren Waller grabbed 90 passes (on 117 targets) for 1,146 yards (71.6 yards per game) and scored three touchdowns.
  • Hunter Renfrow had 49 receptions for 605 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games. He put up 46.5 receiving yards per game and was targeted 71 times.
  • In 2019, Jason Witten caught 63 passes on 83 targets for 529 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 33.1 receiving yards per game for the Cowboys.
  • Last season, Maxx Crosby totaled 10 sacks, 16 TFL and 47 tackles.
  • Cory Littleton racked up 134 tackles, 6.0 TFL, 3.5 sacks, and two interceptions last year.
  • Erik Harris hauled in three interceptions and added 68 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and defended eight passes a year ago.

Panthers Players to Watch

  • Teddy Bridgewater threw for 1,384 yards, nine touchdowns, and two interceptions while completing 67.9% of his passes (133-of-196) in nine games last year with the Saints.
  • Christian McCaffrey ran for 1,387 yards on 287 carries (86.7 yards per game) while scoring 15 touchdowns. He also averaged 62.8 receiving yards per game, grabbing 116 passes for 1,005 yards and four touchdowns.
  • In 2019, Curtis Samuel caught 54 passes for 627 (39.2 ypg) and six touchdowns last season. He also ran for 130 yards on 19 carries (8.1 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
  • D.J. Moore reeled in 87 passes for 1,175 yards and four touchdowns. He was targeted 135 times and averaged 78.3 yards per game over 15 outings.
  • In 2019, Robby Anderson caught 52 passes on 96 targets for 779 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 48.7 receiving yards per game with the Jets.
  • Last season, Brian Burns collected 7.5 sacks, five TFL, and 23 tackles in 16 games.
  • In 14 games, Shaq Thompson totaled 108 tackles, 11 TFL, and three sacks.
  • Tre Boston grabbed three interceptions and added 68 tackles, one TFL, and 11 passes defended a season ago.
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