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Lions vs Panthers Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 16
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Lions vs Panthers Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 16

by USA WagerDecember 20, 2022

Check out our free Lions vs Panthers prediction for the NFL week 16 game in Charlotte. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.

Lions vs Panthers Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 16

On Saturday, December 24th, the Detroit Lions travel to take on the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. The two NFC teams will kick things off at 1:00 PM ET, and will be televised on FOX.

Heading into Saturday’s game, the odds suggest this will be a close matchup. Will Detroit pull off the win as a slight road favorite? Or, will Carolina take care of business at home? Keep reading to USA Wager’s Lions vs Panthers prediction.

  • Spread: DET -2.5 | CAR +2.5
  • MoneyLine: DET -150 | CAR +124
  • Total: 44.5

Lions vs Panthers Prediction: Spread

Heading into this week 16 contest vs Carolina, the Lions have an overall record of 7-7. This includes going 5-4 in the NFC. On the season, Detroit has one of the better scoring margins in the NFL, ranking 11th with an average differential of 0.36 points. So far, the Lions have been favored in 3 of their 14 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -2.

When looking at their past 5 road matchups, Detroit has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 17.6 per game. The team went 3-2-0 overall in these games. In their last 5 games as the betting favorite, the Lions have a straight up record of 3-2 and an ATS mark of 3-2.

Heading into this week 16 contest vs Detroit, the Panthers have an overall record of 5-9. This includes going 4-5 in the NFC. With this record, the team is in the bottom half of the league in point differential. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -2.71 points per game. So far, the Panthers have been favored in 10 of their 14 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 6.

In their last 5 games at home, the Panthers have a straight up record of 3-2 while going 3-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 20.0 points per game in these contests. In their last 5 games as the underdog, Carolina has gone 4-1 vs the spread. Straight up, the team went 3-2 in these matchups.

In this matchup, we suggest grabbing the Lions on the spread as -2.5 point favorites. On offense, look for the team’s 8th ranked passing attack to continue playing well on their way to a win.

Free Spread Prediction: Detroit Lions -2.5

Lions vs Panthers Prediction: Total

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Lions have an over-under record of 9-5. So far, the Lions have put together the 6th ranked scoring offense at 26.36 points per game. However, the team has struggled on defense, giving up 26.0 points per contest. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Panthers have an over-under record of 6-8. On the season, Carolina is ranked just 24th in points per game at 19.71. Defensively, the team comes in closer to the league average, allowing 22.43 points per contest.

If looking to place a wager on the over-under, our projections see this game finishing with a total of 58 points, making the over the best bet.

Free Total Prediction: Over 44.5

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