Denver Broncos vs Carolina Panthers Prediction, 12/13/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 14
Game: Denver Broncos vs Carolina Panthers
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Carolina +1.5
Drew Lock and the Denver Broncos (4-8) are headed to Bank of America Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Carolina Panthers (4-8). The odds on this contest have Denver as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 47.5.
The Denver Broncos head into this game 4-8 for this year. In their last game they faced the Kansas City Chiefs and were beaten 22-16. Drew Lock went 15/28 with 151 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He gave away 2 interceptions in the game. Melvin Gordon III led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 65 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 131 yards via 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.7 yards per run. Noah Fant was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 57 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 14.3 yards per catch for the game. The Denver Broncos ran the ball 33 times and racked up a total of 179 yards earning them an average of 5.4 yards per attempt. In all, they ran 61 plays for a total of 330 yards. In the game, the Broncos totaled 19 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 31 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Denver gave up 25 completions on 40 attempts for a total of 313 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. Against the run, the Broncos gave up 134 yards on 22 tries which means they had an average of 6.1 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 447 yards but finished the game without a turnover.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Denver Broncos are sitting at 18.8 points per game. As a team they're averaging 118.9 yards via the ground game which is 12th in the league. The Broncos have earned 3,907 yards in total this year. When it comes to scoring, Denver has amassed 14 touchdowns through the air and 9 rushing touchdowns. The Broncos are sitting in 21st in the National Football League regarding team defense, allowing 26.7 points per contest. The opposition is running for an average of 4.6 yards per rush on the ground and 131.5 yards on the ground per game this season. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,578 running yards through 12 games. Concerning passing yards, the Broncos have surrendered 2,624 yards which ranks them 10th in the NFL. In their 12 games, they are allowing 218.7 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 65.1%. For the year, they have allowed 350.2 yards per outing which ranks them 14th in the National Football League.
The Panthers head into this game 4-8 for this season. In their last game they played the Minnesota Vikings and lost 28-27. Mike Davis paced the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 10 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 55 yards via 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.7 yards per run. Robby Anderson was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 94 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 23.5 yards per catch for that game. Teddy Bridgewater went 19/36 with 267 yards passing and completed 1 TD. He threw 1 interception on the day. The Carolina Panthers ended up running the ball 28 times and added 107 yards which earned them an average of 3.8 yards per run. Overall, the Panthers earned a total of 21 1st downs and they had a total of 7 infractions for 58 yards. In all, they finished with a total of 64 plays which gave them a total of 374 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Carolina conceded 34 completions on 45 tries for a total of 291 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.0%. On the day, they gave up a total of 387 yards and forced 3 turnovers. On the ground, the Panthers conceded 96 yards on 24 runs which is an average of 4.0 yards per carry allowed.
When looking at their ability to score points, the Panthers sit 21st in the league maintaining an average of 23.3 PPG. For the year thus far, the Panthers have thrown for a total of 2,981 yards via the pass along with an average of 248.4 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 15th in the NFL. They are averaging 106.4 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,277 yards for the season. The Carolina Panthers maintain an average of 354.8 yards per outing which has them sitting 20th in football. The Panthers sit in 16th in the NFL in terms of team defense, conceding 25.0 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 115.1 yards on the ground per game this season. In total, they have given up 1,381 rushing yards through 12 games. When it comes to passing yardage, the Panthers have allowed 2,991 yards which has them sitting in 19th in football. In their 12 games played this season, they have yielded 249.3 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 68.7%. Overall, they have surrendered 364.3 yards per contest which puts them 20th in the National Football League.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Panthers +1.5
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