Carolina (4-6) was tied for the best record in the NFC last season and clearly expected to return to the playoffs. Instead, injuries and poor play are dimming those post-season hopes. Carolina will try and keep their playoff hopes alive when they travel to New York to face the Jets (4-6). Despite being upset in the playoffs last season by the Arizona Cardinals, the Panthers were expected to mount another run at the division title this season. The division title seems out of reach but Carolina is still within two games of a wild-card spot. The Panthers will be without all-star defensive end Julius Peppers with a hand injury. A big problem for the Panthers this season is Jake Delhomme, who has 14 interceptions that are two more than all of last season and two shy of his career high. The Jets have had their own problems at quarterback. Head coach Rex Ryan is keeping rookie Mark Sanchez as the starter even though he threw four interceptions and lost a fumble last week against the New England Patriots. During the Jets current slump, Sanchez has thrown six touchdown passes and 14 interceptions. Your Panthers vs Jets betting lines, trends and our predictions are all listed below.
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Panthers vs Jets Betting Line and Odds:
Carolina Panthers +3.5 (-110)
vs New York Jets -3.5 (-110)
Over 41.5 (-110)
Under 41.5 (-110)
Panthers vs Jets Betting Trends:
Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog of 3.5-10.0
Jets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall
Home team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings
Panthers vs Jets Predictions:
Final Score Prediction – New York Jets 21 Carolina 17
Spread Prediction – The JETS will just cover the 3.5 point spread in this game. Carolina has suffered too many injuries and Jake Delhomme is too inconsistent to take them. With all signs pointing to Peppers being out for this matchup, The defense is also dealing with the loss of linebacker Landon Johnson, placed on injured reserve Tuesday after hurting his medial collateral ligament against Miami. It was his second start at weak side linebacker in place of Thomas Davis, who also was lost for the season. There has also been speculation that DeAngelo Williams sore left played a role in him getting only 13 carries last week. Look for Sanchez to rebound to his form earlier in the year. A $100 on the Jets at Sportsbook.com would pay out a generous $190.
Over/Under Prediction- Take the UNDER 41.5 total points in this Panthers vs Jets game. Both teams are struggling offensively but have middle pack ranked defenses. One change for the Jets this week is coach Ryan becoming more involved in other areas after leaving the offense exclusively to coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and special teams to Mike Westhoff. Under new coordinators, offenses usually sputter. Bet it now at Sportsbook.com.