Panthers vs Browns NFL Week 14 Odds & Game Preview

Panthers vs Browns NFL Week 14 Odds & Game Preview

Written by on December 4, 2018

In NFL Week 14, Carolina heads to Cleveland with a lot on the line. The now 6-6 Panthers must stop losing games to have any shot at the playoffs. Carolina was in line for at least a wildcard. Now, they must continue to win and will need some help. Can the Panthers get it done or will the Browns be the spoilers?

Panthers vs Browns NFL Week 14 Odds & Game Preview

Why Carolina Panthers are a good bet -1.5?

Carolina has lost 4 straight, but 3-of-4 losses were on the road versus good teams: 21-52 at Pittsburgh, 19-20 at Detroit, and 17-24 at Tampa Bay. Even the loss to Tampa makes sense because the Buccaneers lead the NFL in passing yards per game.

The other loss was to the hottest team in the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks. Carolina now faces one of the worst teams in the league on Sunday. They’ll win and cover.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 25.3
  • Total Yards: 376.8
  • Pass Yards: 236
  • Rush Yards: 140.8
  • Average Score Against: 25.5
  • Total Yards: 353
  • Pass Yards: 256.8
  • Rush Yards: 96.2

Why Cleveland Browns are a good bet +1.5?

Are the Browns a safe bet for NFL Week 14?

Cleveland’s much improved from last season. Although they’ve only won 4 games, they’ve beaten teams like Cincinnati and Atlanta that would have dominated them last season.

The Browns give up a ton of yards each game, but rank 26th in points allowed. Interim head coach Greg Williams will come up with a game plan to contain Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey. There’s a good chance the Browns win this by 6 or 7 points.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 22.2
  • Total Yards: 360.3
  • Pass Yards: 239.8
  • Rush Yards: 120.6
  • Average Score Against: 26
  • Total Yards: 412.8
  • Pass Yards: 276.3
  • Rush Yards: 136.4

NFL Football Betting Trends for Panthers vs Browns

  • Carolina is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Carolina is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Carolina’s last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games at home
  • Cleveland is 4-20-1 SU in the last 25 games
  • The total went UNDER in 14 of Cleveland’s last 19 games at home

Panthers vs Browns Final NFL Betting Analysis

Because Carolina’s really struggling, this is one of the most difficult to handicap games in Week 14. On one hand, the Panthers are the obvious choice because they’ve got a former NFL MVP playing quarterback.

On the other hand, Cleveland steps it up at home, going 4-2 ATS this season. The Browns also bounce back after against the spread losses, and they’ll be more fired up than Carolina. Cleveland takes it.

NFL Week 14 Pick: Cleveland Browns +1.5