Carolina Vs Jacksonville Week 1 Betting Line, Pick & TV Info

Carolina Vs Jacksonville Betting Line, Pick & TV Info

Carolina Vs Jacksonville Week 1 Betting Line, Pick & TV Info

Cam Newton will be without his favorite target, WR Kelvin Benjamin, when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars in NFL Week 1 betting action. The NFL oddsmakers have listed the visiting Panthers as 3-point favorites to beat the Jags. The game total is 41. Kick-off is scheduled for this Sunday at 1:00 PM ET from EverBank Field. The game will be televised by FOX and streamed by FOX Sports GO.

Panthers V Jaguars Betting Trends:

  • Jacksonville Jaguars 3-4 At Home since last season
  • Carolina Panthers 4-2 As Favorite since last season
  • Jacksonville Jaguars 6-9 As Underdog or PK since last season
  • Jacksonville Jaguars 2-4 As Home Underdog since last season
  • Carolina Panthers 7-2 O-U On Road since last season
  • Carolina Panthers 6-5 O-U When Line is <45 since last season
  • Carolina Panthers 4-2 O-U When Line was 39.5 to 42.5 since last season

The last time these two squads met was in 2011. The Panthers were 3.5-point NFL betting favorites. They covered the spread and beat the Jags by a score of 16-10. Shockingly, the Jags have covered the betting spread in three of their last five meetings against Carolina.

An In-Depth Look At The Carolina Panthers at Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Week 1 Line, Betting Pick & How To Watch

Matchup: Carolina Panthers at Jacksonville Jaguars
Date: Sunday, Sept. 13th, 2015 
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET 
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Stadium: EverBank Field
Spread: Panthers -3
Game Total: 41
TV Info: FOX
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Radio: Carolina Vs Jacksonville

In 2014, Carolina finished the season 19th in passing and 7th in rushing combining for the 16th ranked offense. QB Cam Newton led the Panthers to a second consecutive post season last year. He threw for 3127 yards, 18 TDS & 12 INTS. His ESPN QBR rating for 2014 ranked him the 20th quarterback in the league.

Rusher Jonathan Stewart (175 att, 809 yards, 3 TDs) will have the keys to the Panthers backfield this season.  He will have to fight Newton for carries. In 2014, Newton rushed for 539 yards on 103 attempts, scoring 5 TDs.

Sophomore wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (73 rec, 1008 yards, 14 TDs) was ready to take the next step this season. His season ending pre-season knee injury will be a big blow to this offense. Ted Ginn Jr and Corey Brown are currently listed at the top of the wide receiver depth chart.

Carolina Panthers
2014 Offensive Leaders 2014 Defensive Leaders
QB Cam Newton (3127 yds, 18 TDs, 12 INTs) LB Luke Kuechly (153 tackles)
RB Jonathan Stewart (809 yds, 3 TDs) CB Roman Harper (4 INTs)
WR Kelvin Benjamin (1008 yds, 9 TDs) DE Charles Johnson (8.5 sacks)

There isn’t much to brag about on the Jaguars 2014 offense. They ranked 31st in passing, 21st rushing combining for the 31st total offense. QB Blake Bortles (2908 yards, 11 TDs, 17 INTS, ESPN QBR 21.9) had a rough rookie campaign. There is talk about his growth jumping into season two. The four week loss of shiny new TE Julius Thomas (43 rec, 489 yards & 12 TDs with the Denver Broncos in 2014) will hurt.

RB Denard Robinson (135 att, 582 yards, 4 TDs) proved to be the top rusher in 2014. This year rookie TJ Yeldon was drafted to become the eventual starter in the Jaguars backfield.

Jacksonville Jaguars
2014 Offensive Leaders 2014 Defensive Leaders
QB Blake Bortles (2908 yds, 11 TDs, 17 INTs) S Johnathan Cyprien (114 tackles)
RB Denard Robinson (582 yds, 4 TDs) LB J.T. Thomas (3 INTs)
WR Allen Hurns (677 yds, 6 TDs) DT Sen’Derrick Marks (8.5 sacks)

Carolina’s defense ranked 10th overall last season, 11th against the pass and 16th stopping the run. The D added veteran defender Charles Tillman from the Chicago Bears, but the question remains: can he stay healthy?

Jacksonville D ranked 26th, 22nd against the pass and 27th at stopping the run in 2014. There is no sign they will improve in 2015.

The Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite of 3.5-10.0 points, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 1, and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a road favorite.

The Jaguars are 5-11-2 ATS in their last 18 games as an underdog, 7-21-1 ATS in their last 29 games as a home underdog, 18-37-1 ATS in their last 56 home games, 8-21 ATS in their last 29 games in September, but 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games in Week 1 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

I am picking the Panthers at -3 to beat the Jaguars in NFL Week 1 betting action. Happy Hunting!

Players Out or Doubtful:

  • Carolina: Brandon Williams
  • Jacksonville: Julius Thomas, Sen`Derrick Marks, Chris Clemons, Andre Branch, James Sample