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Panthers host Jets in Week 15 action

New York Jets Carolina Panthers
6-7 December 15, 2013, 04:05 | Bank of America Stadium 9-4

The Carolina Panthers just had their eight-game winning streak snapped in a loss at New Orleans Sunday night.

Carolina will try to get back to its recent winning ways when it hosts the 6-7 New York Jets this Sunday.

The Panthers couldn't get anything going Sunday night, garnering less than 240 yards of offense against the New Orleans defense. Carolina didn't get into the end zone until just five minutes remained in the game.

But at 9-4 the Panthers own the five seed in the NFC.

Meanwhile New York got an improved performance from QB Geno Smith in a 37-27 victory over Oakland Sunday that kept the Jets alive in the battle for that second AFC wild-card spot.

In the early wagering action Carolina was favored by 11 points for Sunday's game at 5Dimes.

The Jets are just 1-8 SU in their past nine road games but 6-2 ATS past eight as double-digit road underdog. The Panthers have won and covered five straight as home chalk.

They battle the Jets, currently with a 6-7 mark (7-6 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 4-9 for the Panthers and 8-5 for the Jets.

View New York Jets vs Carolina Panthers Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup, the Panthers sat as 10-point favorites at shops such as 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, has been pegged by the oddsmakers at GTbets.eu at 40.5.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 6 and the Jets at No. 32 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 26-11 result in favor of the Panthers.

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New York was a 37-27 winner in its last match at home against the Raiders. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 64 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Panthers suffered a Week 14 loss against New Orleans in their last game, falling 31-13 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 22.92 PPG, against a Jets defense that ranks No. 23 this week at 25.92 PPG. The Panthers aerial game is averaging 191.69 yards per game, less than the Jets secondary allows through the air, 254.92 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Jets feature the league's No. 1-rated road run defense, allowing 68.33 yards per game. Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 9 in rushing offense at home.

A few Jets at Panthers trends to consider:
NY Jets is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
NY Jets is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Jets's last 11 games
NY Jets is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Carolina is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Carolina is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 5 games
Carolina is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
New York home to Cleveland, Sunday, December 22nd
Carolina home to New Orleans, Sunday, December 22nd