The Carolina Panthers (5-9) play the Detroit Lions (7-7) on Saturday, 24 at 13:00 at Bank of America Stadium. Going into this Week 16 matchup, the Detroit Lions are in second place in the NFC North. A tally of seven wins is two more than what their opponents have managed all season, with the Carolina Panthers seeing victory five times to go second in the NFC South. Expect the gloves to come off in the latest matchup between these two squads. The clock is ticking fast now, with each side still without a playoff berth going into the final rounds of the regular season.
Carolina Panthers VS Detroit Lions Betting lines
Carolina Panthers VS Detroit Lions Betting expert picks
Carolina Panthers VS Detroit Lions Moneyline
The Carolina Panthers have had a lot of success against the Detroit Lions in recent years, winning five of the last seven matchups in this series. The Detroit Lions, on the other hand, have collected five wins in ten games with NFC South teams, and at odds of -155, are deemed to have a 61% chance of victory at the Bank of America Stadium.
Carolina Panthers VS Detroit Lions Spread
The Detroit Lions open up as the 3-point favorites over the Carolina Panthers, according to the oddsmakers. This implies a tight battle is likely, with a road win possible but not by much. Considering the average winning margin in the past five contests of this series was 7.0 points, a one-score game does seem the smart play here.
The Carolina Panthers went 6-4 ATS in their last ten games against NFC North teams. The offense put up 20.1 points per game in that span, while the defense allowed an average of 20.9 points. The hosts are also 5-4 ATS in the past nine games at home and 6-4 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
Even away from home, the Detroit Lions look too good to pass up on the spread. Backing the visitors has paid off in each of their last seven games, and we’re tempted to go down this route. In their past 10 matches, the Detroit Lions went 7-3 ATS and also ended up 5-3 ATS from their eight most recent road trips.
Carolina Panthers VS Detroit Lions Total
The total may have passed the 45-point mark, but it didn’t quite go above 50 points, as the last seven games between the Carolina Panthers and the Detroit Lions produced an average of 45.58 points.
The total for this Week 16 matchup at the Bank of America Stadium is 44.0 points, which is under the 45-point average seen in their last five meetings between the Carolina Panthers and Detroit Lions – but not by much either way.
The total has averaged 42.7 points in the Carolina Panthers’ ten most recent games, as well as 37.8 points in their last five at home. Looking back on the last five games on home soil for the Carolina Panthers, the total went over twice. They are 5-5 against the total overall from their previous ten matches.
As for the Detroit Lions, the average total has been 45.2 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 41.2 points in the last five on the road. Interestedly, the total has gone under in five of the Detroit Lions’ past ten matchups against teams from the NFC South.
Carolina Panthers VS Detroit Lions Betting trends
- Carolina Panthers have covered the spread in four of their last five games.
- Detroit Lions have covered the spread in seven of their last eight games.
- Carolina Panthers won the last three H2H matches against Detroit Lions when playing at home.
NFL Power Rankings Week 16 2022, Carolina Panthers VS Detroit Lions
Carolina Panthers Form
The Carolina Panthers were left licking their wounds when the Pittsburgh Steelers handed them a surprise 16-24 defeat in their last match. They now have a 5-9 record for the season and are 3-2 in the last five home games.
The Carolina Panthers have struggled to get their offense rolling over the course of the regular season, scoring just 19.7 points on average. The defense, on the other hand, has really stepped up against opposing offenses of late. In the past five outings, the hosts have only given up 17.2 points on average. This is better than how they’ve fared over the season, having allowed 22.4 points per game in comparison.
2021 was a year to forget for the Carolina Panthers. The hosts failed to reach the playoffs, having finished fourth in the NFC South at 5-12, and are expected to miss the NFL postseason again, having gone 5-9 so far in the current campaign.
Detroit Lions Form
Form is really looking good for the Detroit Lions after claiming a 17-20 win against New York Jets last week. The victory extended their winning streak to three matches, improving their regular season record to 7-7. They are also 3-3 on the road.
The Detroit Lions’ offensive line has improved leaps and bounds since posting a mere 19.1 points per game last season, ranking sixth in the NFL with 26.4 points this year. On the other side of the ball, the defense has seen an improvement. The visitors have given up 20.0 points in the previous five outings, which is much better than the 26.0 points they’ve allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
Unsurprisingly, the Detroit Lions are unlikely to make the NFL postseason as things stand. Few people expected the away side to go far, and given their 7-7 regular season record, it seems they had good reason.
Carolina Panthers VS Detroit Lions H2H history
The Carolina Panthers claimed a strong 20-0 win, when they were last faced with the Detroit Lions. This encounter took place at the Bank of America Stadium. The Carolina Panthers are on a three-match winning streak against the Detroit Lions at the Bank of America Stadium and are 5-2 in the last seven overall.
The Carolina Panthers tallied 25.29 points on average per game from their seven most recent head-to-head games against the Detroit Lions. The latter managed an average of 20.29 points in comparison.