The Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers may have drastically different records at 6-8 and 2-12. Carolina has already been eliminated from postseason contention while the Packers are teetering on the outside of the playoffs and could be out very soon if things don’t shift soon. The Packers need some help and need to pick up wins, even though they’re currently just one game out of the logjam that is the battle for the final playoff spots in the NFC, which only adds to the betting intrigue of this matchup. NFL expert picks lean toward Green Bay.
Packers vs Panthers Game Information
- Game: Packers (6-8) vs Panthers (2-12)
- Date/Time: Dec. 24, 1:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte N.C.
- Packers vs Panthers Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
The Packers (6-8) have lost two straight entering this matchup against the Panthers (2-12), who managed to snap a brutal skid in Week 15, defeating the Atlanta Falcons 9-7. Green Bay enters this game as just under a one-touchdown favorite at -6 as they head on the road where they’re 2-5 this season, facing Carolina at Bank of America Stadium. This game has an over/under of 37½ in NFL betting.
Packers vs Panthers Odds and Spread
Packers vs Panthers Betting Trends
- The Panthers are 3-9-2 ATS this season
- Carolina hasn’t covered the spread as an underdog of 5 points or more this season (0-5)
- Only four of the Panthers’ 14 games this season have played to the over
- Over Carolina’s last three road games they have a 1-2 over/under record
- In Green Bay’s last three road games, they over/under is 3-0
- The Packers have covered the spread in 50% of their games this season (seven of 14 games)
- The Packers are 5-2 to the over in road games this season
- In 7 of the last 9 meetings between Carolina and Green Bay the total has gone over
Taking Over 37½ When Packers Travel to Face Panthers
Packers vs Panthers O/U Pick: Over 37
The Panthers offense isn’t one to tout often, but we’re not making any Super Bowl predictions about the Packers or their defense anytime soon either, especially on the road. There have been plenty of points allowed by Green Bay away from Lambeau as of late and I think we see this total clear the 37½ number, and Carolina’s offense show a bit of life against a struggling Packers side.
ATS Pick: Panthers +6 vs Packers
I’d much prefer to see this line at +7, and have no problem moving it up the point if you’re able to deal with the odds bump. The expert picks are likely to lean largely in favor of the Packers here, as they have more on the line, but that same statement stood true the past two games and Green Bay struggled mightily while dropping both games.
Moneyline Pick: Panthers +200
I’m not all-in on the Panthers here to win this game, but with +200 odds, there are far worse bets on the board. I won’t mark it down as a lean or a NFL betting prediction here, but I do think if you’re backing Carolina and like this spot for the Panthers, it’s hard not to at least put a bit behind the moneyline as well.
Game Prop Pick: First Scoring Play to Be Panthers FG (+320)
I love the odds here and think that Carolina’s defense and how well they’ve played of late is being overlooked. I’m not going to throw a ton behind the Panthers to score a touchdown to start the game, but getting them to put points on the board with a field goal before the Packers at +320 is a nice spot.
Packers vs Panthers Prediction
Questions Of The Day
What are the current betting odds and lines for the Packers vs Panthers game?
The Packers are six-point favorites over the Panthers and the current over/under is set at 37½ points.
Any interesting over/under or point spread considerations?
The over has hit in the last three road games for the Packers, and we could see some points here from both sides due to recent struggles from the Green Bay defense as well.