New York Jets (7-10 last season) vs Carolina Panthers (7-10 last year)
New York Jets vs Carolina Panthers August 12, 2023 — The Jets racked up 5,409 yards last season. The NY Jets generated 191 first downs and 91 penalties for 866 yards on their offense. The team made 13 rushing touchdowns and 15 passing touchdowns. They lost control of the ball 23 times (14 interceptions and 9 fumbles). The Jets were 26th in the league in the team running average category with 99.2 yards per carry. At the end zone, the NY scored 17.4 points per game. The Jets were fourth in the league in opposing scoring with 18.6 PPG allowed and allowed an average of 4.2 yards per carry and 121.6 rushing yards per game last year.
Carolina scored 20.4 points on average per game, ranking 20th in the NFL in offensive production. The Panthers had 2,996 passing yards and an average of 176.2 passing yards per game last season, placing them in 29th place in the NFL. Over the course of the season, they ran for 2,210 yards, averaging 130.0 yards. The Carolina Panthers’ average game-holding total of 306.2 yards was ranked 29th in the league. After amassing 862 yards in penalties across 104 violations, the Carolina offense was 10th in football in terms of free yards given up. Despite throwing 13 interceptions and enabling opponents to recover 8 fumbles, they managed to gain 138 first downs.
New York Jets vs Carolina Panthers Info
Time: 4:00 PM ET
Date: Friday, August 11, 2023
Location: Bank of America Stadium, NC
New York QB Joe Flacco and Carolina QB Sam Darnold
Joe Flacco threw 149 yards in the air on 18 of his 33 completions. His quarterback rating was 66.4, as he ended the game without intercepting a pass. When opposing the run, the Jets gave up 162 yards on 32 tries, translating to an average of 5.1 yards per rush allowed. 20 completions on 31 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.5% and 140 yards versus New York. They ran 187 yards on 53 plays in all. The final result saw the New York Jets carry the ball 20 times for 38 yards, averaging 1.9 yards per carry.
The Carolina Panthers topped the Saints 10-7 in their recent matchup. Sam Darnold completed 5/15 of his passes for 43 yards to finish the game with a quarterback rating of 2.8. He averaged 2.9 yards per attempt and threw 2 picks. Chuba Hubbard carried the ball 21 times covering 69 yards on average. Terrace Marshall Jr., the team’s best receiver, hauled in 2 passes for 23 yards (11.5 yards per grab), making him the Panthers’ top receiver.
Odds/Point Spread: Carolina Panthers -3.5, Total Odds: 37
Since no one knows who the starters will be or how long they will play, preseason games are exceedingly tough to anticipate. As soon as the starters and initial set of backups are out of the game, both the performance level and sense of urgency on both sides of the ball decrease, but for those who are still on the field, it’s a fight for their football life and a position on the roster. Carolina’s roster is deeper than in past seasons, but New York played last week against Cleveland in the Hall of Fame game and showed that they too have some depth, which will make this on Saturday a very difficult contest, especially after having two days of shared workouts. The key players are the wide receivers of the Panthers.
New York Jets Betting Trends
The New York Jets are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total remained UNDER in 5 of the NY Jets’ last 6 matches.
The Jets are 0-7 SU in their last 7 outings.
The team is 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches against the Panthers.
The NY Jets are 0-6 SU in their last 6-road game.
The total stayed UNDER in 4 of the NY Jets’ last 5 road games against Carolina.
Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
The Panthers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 outings.
The total hung OVER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 matches.
The Carolina Panthers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
The total stayed UNDER in 6 of Carolina’s last 8 matches with the NY Jets.
The team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 matches at home.
The total remained UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 home matches against the Jets.
New York Jets vs Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
Carolina’s offensive line-up for 2023 is intriguing. Young has the talent to succeed at the highest level, but adjusting to the NFL’s frantic pace could take him some time. Young will get the opportunity to train with many new guys, as no other Panthers receiver earned more than 50 targets in 2017.
New York Jets vs Carolina Panthers: The depth chart’s best players are Thielen, DJ Chark, and Jonathan Mingo, giving Young solid players. The star players from neither team will likely be on the field for very long in an exhibition game, and the plays won’t be all that complicated. In this game, Carolina’s second and third-string players can eke out a win, but they will need some substantial defensive contributions from the other team.
Free Pick and Prediction: Carolina Panthers will win 21-17.