The Jaguars and Panthers find themselves in similar situations heading into their Week 5 face-off. Both teams are 2-2 after back-to-back wins and legitimate challengers to win their divisions. Both teams are relying on backup QB who has exceeded expectations stepping in for the injured starter. Both teams’ depend heavily upon their bell cow RB, each of whom rank in the top-three league-wide in RB touches. And both teams boast strong defense, ranking 11th and 12th in fewest points allowed per game.
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The Jaguars’ Gardner Minshew has performed consistently against strong defenses, averaging 209 yards, two TDs and zero interceptions with a 102.4 passer rating against the Titans and Broncos. The Panthers’ Kyle Allen’s average stats over the last two games are slightly better – 247 yards, two TDs, zero interceptions and a 118.3 passer rating – but he’s been less consistent, and his stats are buoyed by a great performance against the anemic Cardinals’ defense.
Bettors should be sure to check the injury reports before this game, as both teams have many key players for whom their status is in doubt. The Panthers’ have multiple O-lineman dealing with concussions, and several key defenders missed practice Wednesday. For the Jaguars, the key player to watch is Jalen Ramsey (back).
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Jaguars at Panthers
Point Spread: Jaguars +3.5
Total Points: 41
Money Line: Panthers -180; Jaguars +155
Overall: Jaguars 2-2; Panthers 2-2
ATS: Jaguars 3-1; Panthers 2-2
O/U: Jaguars 2-2; Panthers 2-2
Notable Prop Bets
- First team to score 20 points +180; Alternate point spread Jaguars -2 +180; Total Jaguars TDs over 1.5 -205
- Panthers to score under 22.5 -120; Total TDs for both teams under 4.5 -137
- The Panthers have lost each of their last five games as favorites.
- The road team has covered the spread in each of the Panthers last six games.
- Nine of the Jaguars’ last 12 road games against NFC opponents have gone over the total points line.
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