Week 15 Carolina Panthers vs Green Bay Packers Betting Picks, Odds, Lines, Props & Predictions
The Packers (10-3 SU, 8-5 ATS) will enter the Saturday night online NFL betting matchup against the Panthers (4-9 SU, 7-6 ATS) looking to solidify their No1 spot in the NFC North and put some pressure on New Orleans in the race for the best team in the conference. Green Bay holds the tiebreaker against the Saints and would enter the NFC playoffs as the first seed if the regular seasons finished today. The Panthers, on the other hand, are having a forgettable season and currently are tied with Atlanta for the worst record in the NFC South.
Week 15 Carolina Panthers vs Green Bay Packers Betting Line Movement
The Packers opened as -9.5 favorites earlier this week, but some early action backing their opponents has moved the line to -8 or -8.5 depending on which sportsbook you use for your online NFL betting. The bettors obviously feel that Green Bay will be more interested in getting the win and finishing the job than putting up a bunch of points on the Panthers. The total rose slightly over the week, moving from the opening 51 to 52.5 where it stands at the moment.
Notes On The Carolina Panthers
Carolina had a promising start to the campaign under the helm of new head coach Matt Rhule, but things quickly turned sour as they recorded seven losses in the last eight games with a win over the Lions a sole bright moment in the second half of the season. That win came in the absence of starting QB Teddy Bridgewater with P.J. walker deputizing under center. The star running back, Christian McCaffrey, who was supposed to lead the team this season, missed most of the games due to injury, disrupting the balance of the team and hurting the rushing game which was supposed to be their main strength.
RB Mike Davies did a good job carrying the load in the backfield and with McCaffrey likely out again he should be a decent pick for Saturday. Davies already put up 555 yards this season and with the Packer allowing eighth-most yards per carry in the league, he could be in for a big score.
Notes On The Green Bay Packers
Green Bay is 10-3 this season and had some solid wins but a lot of people aren’t yet convinced that they are a genuine Super Bowl contender. They have beaten only one team with a winning record this season and last month losses to the Colts and the Vikings along with earlier drubbing at the hands of the Buccaneers are a cause for concern. Still, an offense frontline by Aaron Rodgers and Devante Adams is enough to strike fear at any potential playoff opponent. They are first in the league in scoring with 31.5 ppg and second in total offensive yards with 397.6 per contest. The defense is not on an elite level but is still pretty decent, ranking 11th against the run and 12th against the pass.
Aaron Rodgers and Devante Adams continue to be among the easiest pick for daily fantasy lineups, and they could feast on the Panthers’ secondary which was crushed last Sunday against Denver. RB Aaron Jones is not as attractive pick as he was a couple of weeks ago mainly due to the increased number of carries going to Jamaal Williams lately.
Week 15 Online NFL Betting Picks: Under 52.5
The Packers’ main goal in this online NFL betting game is to win and keep everyone healthy. So, we can expect them to put their foot off the gas a little if they get off to an early lead and try to control the game with their running. This, combined with adverse weather conditions expected at Lambeau Field on Saturday, is enough for us to go UNDER.