NFL Betting Preview: Las Vegas Raiders vs. Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers (0-0) are 3.0-point underdogs heading into their matchup on Sunday, September 13, 2020 against the Las Vegas Raiders (0-0). The over/under is set at 48.0.
Game InfoGame Day: Sunday, September 13, 2020 Game Time: 1:00 PM TV Channel: CBS Location: Charlotte, NC Stadium: Bank of America Stadium
Raiders Players to WatchDerek Carr racked up 4,055 passing yards (253.4 yards per game) with a 70.4% completion percentage last year (361-of-513), while throwing 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 16 games. Josh Jacobs rushed for 1,150 yards on 242 attempts (88.5 yards per game) while scoring seven touchdowns in 13 games a season ago. In 2019, Jalen Richard ran for 145 yards on 39 carries (9.1 ypg), with zero rushing touchdowns over the course of 16 games. He also caught 36 passes for 323 yards (20.2 ypg). Darren Waller hauled in 90 passes for 1,146 yards last season while scoring three touchdowns. He was targeted 117 times and averaged 71.6 yards per game over 16 outings. Hunter Renfrow's statline last year showed 49 catches for 605 yards and four touchdowns over 13 games. He averaged 46.5 receiving yards per game and was targeted 71 times. Jason Witten caught 63 passes on 83 targets for 529 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 33.1 yards per game in 16 contests in 2019. Last season, Maxx Crosby totaled 10.0 sacks, 16.0 TFL and 47 tackles in 16 games. In 16 games over his 2019 campaign, Cory Littleton racked up 134 tackles, 6.0 TFL, 3.5 sacks, and two interceptions. Last season, Erik Harris reeled in three interceptions and added 68 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and eight passes defended in 16 games.
Panthers Players to WatchTeddy Bridgewater racked up 1,384 passing yards (153.8 yards per game) with a 67.9% completion percentage last year (133-of-196), while throwing nine touchdowns and two interceptions in nine games. Christian McCaffrey took 287 carries for 1,387 rushing yards a season ago (86.7 yards per game) while scoring 15 touchdowns in 16 games. He also caught 116 passes for 1,005 yards (62.8 receiving yards per game) with four touchdowns through the air. In 2019, Curtis Samuel rushed for 130 yards on 19 carries (8.1 ypg), with one rushing touchdown over the course of 16 games. He also caught 54 passes for 627 (39.2 ypg) and six touchdowns. D.J. Moore reeled in 87 passes for 1,175 yards last season with four touchdowns. He was targeted 135 times and averaged 78.3 yards per game over 15 outings. McCaffrey contributed with 1,005 yards on 116 catches with four touchdowns. He was targeted 143 times and put up 62.8 receiving yards per game over the course of 16 matchups last year. Over 16 games in 2019, Robby Anderson caught 52 passes on 96 targets for 779 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 48.7 receiving yards per game. Brian Burns put together a strong body of work a year ago, notching 7.5 sacks, 5.0 TFL and 23 tackles over 16 games. Shaq Thompson racked up 108 tackles, 11.0 TFL, and three sacks in 14 games over his 2019 campaign. Tre Boston intercepted three passes and tacked on 68 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 11 passes defended in 16 games last season.
Raiders vs Panthers: Last 5 MeetingsIn the past five meetings, Las Vegas holds a 3-2 record against Carolina. Carolina has scored 27 fewer points than Las Vegas in their past five games.
Raiders vs Panthers: Last Five Meetings
Raiders Team DataThe Panthers allowed their opponents to score an average of 29.4 points per game last season, 9.8 more than the 19.6 the Raiders put on the scoreboard in each contest. In games where Las Vegas scored at least 19.6 points last season, they put together a record of 6-3. When the Carolina defense allowed 29.4 points or fewer last year, the Panthers put together a 5-4 record. The Raiders offense averaged 363.8 total yards per game last season, within 10.7 yards of the 374.5 the Panthers defense allowed. Las Vegas' record last season when they accumulated at least their season average in total yards: 5-4. Carolina was 2-5 last season when their defense allowed fewer yards than their season average. The Raiders averaged 118.3 yards per game on the ground last season, 25.2 yards fewer than the Panthers allowed to opposing rushing attacks (143.5). When Las Vegas rushers gained at least a combined 118.3 yards, they had a record of 3-4 last season. Last season, when the Carolina defense allowed opponents to pick up less than 143.5 yards on the ground, they were 4-4. The Panthers forced about the same amount of turnovers per game (1.3) as the Raiders offense committed (1.1). When Las Vegas turned the football over 1.1 times or fewer last season they were 5-5. Carolina's record last season when they forced more than 1.3 turnovers: 5-0
Panthers Team DataLast year, the Panthers scored five fewer points per game (21.2) than the Raiders allowed (26.2). Carolina finished 4-3 in games when it scored at least 21.2 points last season. When Las Vegas allowed opponents to score no more than 19.6 points last season, it put together a 6-3 record. The Panthers racked up 341.8 yards per game in 2019, only 12.8 fewer than the 354.6 the Raiders gave up per matchup. When the Las Vegas offense put together a game with at least their 2019 average in yardage, they were 5-4 last season. Las Vegas recorded a 6-3 record last year when holding its opponents to 354.6 yards or less. Last season, the Panthers ran for 15.6 more yards per game (113.7) than the Raiders allowed per outing (98.1). Carolina had a 3-5 record when the team rushed for at least 113.7 yards last year. Last season, Las Vegas finished 5-6 when holding opponents to no more than 98.1 yards on the ground. The Panthers turned the ball over 1.3 more times per game last year (2.2) than the Raiders forced turnovers on average (0.9). In games in 2019, Carolina finished with a 4-4 record when it turned the ball over 2.2 times or less. When it forced 0.9 or more turnovers last season, Las Vegas put together a 5-4 record.
Raiders Fantasy LeadersCarr was the No. 19 fantasy player overall and the No. 15 fantasy quarterback in 2019 with 244.4 points (averaging 15.3 per game). Jacobs racked up total 171.6 fantasy points last season (13.2 per game), which made him the 48th-ranked player overall and the 14th-ranked running back. Last year, Waller averaged 8.2 fantasy points per game on the way to 131.1 total fantasy points. That made him the 87th-ranked fantasy player overall and the fourth-ranked tight end. Renfrow was the 144th-ranked fantasy player -- and the 55th-ranked wide receiver -- in 2019 with 84.5 fantasy points. He averaged 6.5 fantasy points per game.
Panthers Fantasy LeadersMcCaffrey put together a strong 2019 fantasy season, scoring 355.2 total fantasy points (22.2 per game) to finish second overall and first among running backs in the league-wide fantasy rankings. Moore scored 143.5 fantasy points (9.6 per game) last year to be the 73rd-ranked player overall and the 21st-ranked wide receiver. Samuel was the No. 36 wide receiver and the No. 102 fantasy player overall with 117.7 total points last season (7.4 per game). Anderson's 2019 campaign saw him finish as the No. 108 fantasy player and the No. 38 WR with 110.3 fantasy points (averaging 6.9 per game).
Raiders vs Panthers Betting Information
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Raiders Betting InsightsLast year, Las Vegas put together a 7-7 record against the spread. Last season, the Raiders had an ATS record of 0-3 when favored by 3.0 points or more. Last year, seven of Las Vegas' 14 opportunities went over the point total (50% of its games with a betting line).
Raiders Road TrendsLas Vegas finished an even 4-4 against the spread in away games last year, and went 2-6 overall on the road. Last season, the Raiders finished just 0-1 ATS in away games when playing as at least a 3.0-point favorite. Las Vegas hit the over in just 37.5% of its away games last year (three of eight opportunities). Raiders away games last season averaged 47.2 total points, 0.8 fewer than this contest's over/under (48.0).
Panthers Betting InsightsCarolina had a losing 6-7-1 record against the spread last year. The Panthers had an even ATS record of 2-2 when playing as at least 3.0-point underdogs last season. Carolina's games went over the point total 10 times in 14 contests last season (71.4%).
Panthers Home TrendsCarolina finished with just a 2-3-1 record against the spread at home last year, and went 2-6 overall in home games. The Panthers went 2-2 ATS in home games last season when playing as at least a 3.0-point underdog. Carolina hit the over in just five out of eight home games last year with a point total prop bet (62.5%). Panthers home games last season averaged 48.8 total points, 0.8 more than this contest's over/under (48.0).
Additional InfoLast season, Las Vegas played in eight games that finished with a point total higher than 48.0 (50% of matchups). Carolina's games went over 48.0 points 10 times last year (62.5% of matchups). The two teams combined to score 40.8 points per contest last season, 7.2 fewer points than this game's total. Combined, these teams allowed 55.6 points per contest last year, 7.6 more points than the over/under for this game. The Raiders had an average total of 45.8 in their contests last season, 2.2 fewer points than this game's over/under. The average over/under for Panthers outings last year was 50.6, 2.6 more points than this game's total.
Raiders: No Injuries Listed
Stephen Weatherly: Questionable (Hamstring),
Dennis Daley: Out (Ankle),
Stantley Thomas-Oliver III: Questionable (Hamstring)