It is always interesting to look back to the preseason odds and see how dramatically things have changed over the course of a season. We are heading into Week 15, and we have a few teams that certainly have to be considered a surprise in one way or another. For example, the New England Patriots are much better than we expected them to be, while the Buffalo Bills are well off the pace that we expected for them. The Bills are currently in a situation where the playoffs are not a given. This weekend, they will host a Carolina Panthers team that is struggling badly, but that is no guarantee of a win. The Bills come into this one as a 10 ½ point favorite, with the point total for this one set at 44 ½. It’s time to take a closer look at the upcoming Panthers vs Bills matchup so you can bet against their NFL odds.
NFL Betting Analysis for Carolina Panthers at Buffalo
How to Bet On Panthers vs Bills & TV Info
- When: Sunday, December 19 at 1 PM EST
- Where: Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park
- TV: FOX
Why bet on the Carolina Panthers
A season that started with some real promise has quickly gone off the rails for the Carolina Panthers. While part of their problem is that they are missing their best player, Christian McCaffrey, through injury, they are also having issues at the QB position. They are on a 3-game losing skid and at a point where they look like a longshot to make the playoffs even though they are not that far off the pace. The Panthers have gone 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games, but they have been a better bet on the road, where they are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games on the road. They have also gone 8-2 SU in their last 10 games against teams from the AFC East. They have seen the OVER hit in 4 of their last 5 games. They have also seen the OVER hit in 7 of their last 10 games played in the month of December.
Why bet on the Buffalo Bills
It is more than a little surprising to see the Buffalo Bills sitting in their current position. They came into the season as one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl after going all the way to the AFC Championship Game last season. They have now lost each of their last 2 games, with both of those losses coming against teams that are almost certainly heading to the playoffs. The Bills have been very up and down on the offensive side of the ball, so it’s always tough to know what to expect from them on any given Sunday. While they are in danger of missing the playoff, there are still some things to like about this team from a wagering standpoint. They have won 10 of their last 13 games at home and are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games versus teams from the NFC. The OVER has hit in 7 of the last 10 games that Buffalo has played in Week 15.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The pressure is very much on both of these teams, but perhaps more so on the Bills. Playing at home against a team that is struggling may be exactly what they need at this point. I like them to bounce back and get the win here.
Pick: Carolina Panthers 14 Buffalo Bills 33