Carolina Panthers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - 10/6/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) at Carolina Panthers (2-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm (Bank of America Stadium)
The Line: Carolina Panthers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 41
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers meet Sunday in NFL action at Bank of America Stadium.
The Jacksonville Jaguars look for a third straight victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost seven of their last nine road games. Gardner Minshew is completing 69.4 percent of his passes for 905 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. Minshew has two touchdown passes in three of his first four games. DJ Chark and Chris Conley have combined for 538 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Dede Westbrook has 16 receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 135.3 yards per contest, and Leonard Fournette leads the way with 404 yards on 72 carries. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 21 points and 366.3 yards per game. Ronnie Harrison leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 29 tackles, Calais Campbell has three sacks and A.J. Bouye has two pass deflections.
The Carolina Panthers look for a third straight victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Carolina Panthers have lost five straight home games. Kyle Allen is completing 71.7 percent of his passes for 493 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Allen enters this game with 91 career pass attempts under his belt. DJ Moore and Greg Olsen have combined for 487 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Christian McCaffrey has 25 receptions. The Carolina Panthers ground game is averaging 108.3 yards per contest, and McCaffrey leads the way with 411 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Carolina is allowing 20 points and 287.5 yards per game. Luke Kuechly leads the Carolina Panthers with 44 tackles, Mario Addison has 5.5 sacks and Donte Jackson has two interceptions.
The Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 5 and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in October. The Panthers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games on grass and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 5-2 in Panthers last 7 games on grass. The under is 5-2 in Jaguars last 7 games overall.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 5-3-1 ATS in their last nine games as a road underdog. The Carolina Panthers have split their last 10 games ATS as a home favorite. Both of these teams come into this game playing their best football over the last couple of weeks, but I'm not sure how anybody turns down this many free points with the Jaguars. Minshew has shown serious promise as of late and is gaining confidence by the snap, making big play after big play. That Jags defense could also be a nightmare for a quarterback as green as Allen. I'll lean toward the points here in a game the Jaguars could very well win outright. These Jaguars are starting to grow on me, while the jury is still out on the Panthers, even if they're fresh off back-to-back road victories.