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Carolina Panthers a steady three point favorite over Jacksonville Jaguars

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A slew of injury announcements hasn’t impacted the game line a bit.

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I thought there would be some narrowing of the three point spread between the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars this week but it has remained steady. From TopBet.eu

I know the common wisdom is the Jaguars have a tough pass defense and therefore quarterback Kyle Allen will have a tough time scoring through the air. The truth is the Jacksonville pass defense is very vulnerable at the moment. Star cornerback Jalen Ramsey will not play, which is a huge loss but good news for Curtis Samuel. I think this is one reason the prediction site The Linebacker has the Jaguars at Panthers game as their feature ‘free’ pick this week:

The simulations favor the Panthers by 5.5 points which bodes well with a three point spread. I also agree the over/under of 40 points is low. Both of the rookie quarterbacks in the game, Allen and Gardner Minshew, have shown they can put points on the board. Both of these defenses are missing key personnel.

I think a key factor will be the Panthers defense being able to force mistakes from the rookie quarterback just as they did with Kyler Murray. I can see something like a 30-23 Panthers victory.

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Do you like the over or the under 40 points for Panthers vs Jaguars?

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  • 36%
    Over 40 points
    (65 votes)
  • 56%
    Under 40 points
    (102 votes)
  • 6%
    40 points exactly
    (12 votes)
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