Washington vs. Panthers: Week 16 NFL Betting Preview – December 27, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 22, 2020

The Carolina Panthers (4-10) are just¬† in a matchup with the Washington Football Team (6-8) on Sunday, December 27, at FedExField. The game’s point total is set at .

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Washington vs Panthers Betting Odds

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Betting the Total (Over/Under)

  • Washington’s games have gone over 44.5 points five times this season 35.7% of matchups).
  • Carolina has played eight games this year that finished with a combined score higher than 44.5 points (57.1% of its outings).
  • These teams average a combined 44.7 points per game, 0.2 more points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • Opponents of these teams average 46.5 combined points per game, two more points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • Washington’s outings this year have an average point total of 42.6, 1.9 fewer points than this game’s over/under.
  • Carolina’s matchups this season have a 48.5-point average over/under, four more points than this game’s total.
  • Washington scores the 26th-most points in the NFL this season, while Carolina’s offense puts up the 22nd-most.
  • This outing features the league’s 19th-ranked (Carolina) and fifth-ranked (Washington) scoring defenses.
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Washington Betting Insights

  • Washington has an 8-5-1 record against the spread.
  • Washington has a losing ATS record of 0-1 when playing as at least 2.5-point favorites.
  • Washington’s games have gone under the point total in eight out of 14 outings this season (57.1%).

Panthers Betting Insights

  • Carolina has an 8-6 record against the spread.
  • Carolina has a losing ATS record of 0-1 when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs.
  • Seven Carolina’s 14 games this year have gone over the point total (50% of its opportunities).

Washington vs Carolina: Head to Head

Football Team vs Panthers: Last Meeting
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Yards Result
12/1/2019 Panthers Panthers -10.5 38.5 -560 +460 362-278 WAS 29-21 WAS

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When Washington Has the Ball

  • Washington puts up 3.8 fewer points per game (21.6) than Carolina gives up (25.4).
  • Washington is 5-1 against the spread and 5-1 overall in games when it records at least 21.6 points.
  • Carolina has a 4-2 record against the spread and a 1-5 record overall in games when it allows opponents to score 23.1 points or less.
  • Washington collects 41.6 fewer yards per game (317.3) than Carolina gives up per outing (358.9). On average, Washington gains 4.8 yards per play, while Carolina’s defense surrenders 5.6 per play.
  • In games that Washington churns out 317.3 or more yards, the team is 6-2-1 against the spread and 4-5 overall.
  • When Carolina holds its opponents to 358.9 yards or less, it has a 3-2 record ATS and a 2-3 record overall.
  • This season, Washington racks up 100 yards per game on the ground, 19 fewer per game than Carolina allows per contest (119).
  • This year, Washington has a 3-2 ATS record and a 3-2 overall record in games the team runs for at least 100 yards.
  • Carolina is 4-2 against the spread and 2-4 overall when holding opponents to 119 rushing yards or less.
  • Washington turns the ball over 1.5 times per game, 0.2 more turnovers per game than the 1.3 Carolina forces on average.
  • Washington has a 6-2-1 record against the spread and a 6-3 record overall when it turns the ball over 1.5 times or less.
  • When it forces 1.3 or more turnovers, Carolina has a 2-1 record against the spread and a 1-2 record overall.

When the Panthers Have the Ball

  • Carolina scores 23.1 points per game, comparable to the 21.1 per matchup Washington gives up.
  • Carolina is 4-2 against the spread and 1-5 overall in games when it records at least 23.1 points.
  • This season, Washington has a 5-1 record against the spread and a 5-1 record overall in games when it holds opponents to 21.6 or fewer points.
  • Carolina averages 356.6 yards per game, 44 more yards than the 312.6 Washington allows per matchup. Carolina averages 5.8 yards per play while Washington gives up 5 per play.
  • Washington has a 6-1 record ATS and a 4-3 record overall when holding its opponents to 312.6 yards or less.
  • This season, Carolina averages 108.3 yards per game on the ground, 4.1 fewer yards per game than Washington allows per outing (112.4).
  • This year, Carolina has a 4-4 ATS record and a 3-5 overall record in games the team rushes for at least 108.3 yards.
  • When Washington keeps its opponents to 112.4 yards on the ground or less, it is 6-1 against the spread and 6-1 overall.
  • Carolina turns the ball over one time per game, 0.3 fewer turnovers per game than the 1.3 Washington forces on average.
  • Carolina is 7-4 against the spread and 3-8 overall when it turns the ball over one or fewer times.
  • This season, Washington has a 4-0-1 record against the spread and a 4-1 record overall when it forces at least 1.3 turnovers.

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Washington Players to Watch

  • Alex Smith has thrown for 1,420 yards while completing 66.4% of his passes (146-of-220), with four touchdowns and six interceptions in seven games this year (202.9 yards per game).
  • Antonio Gibson has rushed for a team-leading 659 yards on 141 carries (54.9 yards per game) while scoring 11 touchdowns in 12 games. He also averages 19.4 receiving yards per game, grabbing 32 passes for 233 yards.
  • This season, J.D. McKissic has rushed for 350 yards on 79 carries (25.0 ypg), with one rushing touchdown. McKissic also makes an impact in the passing game, catching 67 passes to lead the team with 482 (34.4 ypg) while scoring one touchdown.
  • This season, Terry McLaurin has 80 catches (on 126 targets) to lead the team with 1,078 yards (77 per game) with three touchdowns.
  • Logan Thomas has added 570 yards on 62 grabs with five touchdowns. He has been targeted 92 times and puts up 40.7 receiving yards per game.
  • Montez Sweat has seven sacks to lead the team, and has also racked up 10 TFL, 38 tackles, and one interception.
  • This year, Jon Bostic has collected 103 tackles, four TFL, two sacks, and one interception.
  • Kendall Fuller has picked off four passes to lead the team while adding 40 tackles and nine passes defended this year.

Panthers Players to Watch

  • This year, Teddy Bridgewater has racked up 3,361 passing yards (258.5 yards per game) while going 308-for-442 (69.7% completion percentage) and throwing 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 13 games. He has tacked on 265 rushing yards on 44 carries with five touchdowns, averaging 20.4 yards per game.
  • Mike Davis has taken 151 attempts for a team-leading 614 rushing yards (43.9 yards per game) while scoring five touchdowns. He’s also caught 59 passes for 373 yards (26.6 receiving yards per game) with two touchdowns through the air.
  • D.J. Moore has been targeted 97 times and has 56 catches to lead the team with 1,055 yards (75.4 ypg) and scored four touchdowns.
  • Robby Anderson’s statline this year shows 85 catches for 1,018 yards and two touchdowns. He averages 72.7 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 121 times.
  • Curtis Samuel has totaled 627 yards on 65 passes with three touchdowns, averaging 48.2 yards per game on 81 targets.
  • Brian Burns has seven sacks to lead the team, and has also added seven TFL and 57 tackles.
  • Jeremy Chinn has racked up 100 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.

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