Panthers visit Chargers in Week 15 NFL clash

Carolina PanthersSan Diego Chargers
Dec 16, 4:05 PM | Grass of Qualcomm Stadium

Carolina Panthers vs San Diego Chargers Odds

4-9TEAM RECORD5-8

The Carolina Panthers are 3-1 SU and ATS over their last four games against the San Diego Chargers and will try to pick up another win when they visit the Chargers this Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium. Carolina is 2-1 SU and ATS over its last two games after going 1-7 SU over its previous eight games.

San Diego snapped a four-game losing streak with last Sunday's win over Pittsburgh and is now 2-7 SU and 3-6 ATS over its last nine games. The total has gone OVER in four of Carolina's last five games and in seven of San Diego's last 10.

View Carolina vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag, had set the Chargers as 3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 46 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Chargers at No. 16 and the Panthers at No. 17 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 23-18 result in favor of the Chargers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Diego's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 22.5 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 21 this week at 24 PPG. The Chargers aerial game is averaging 225 yards per game, less than the Panthers secondary allows through the air, 227.2 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Panthers own the league's No. 28-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 140.5 yards per game when on the road. San Diego, on the other hand, rates No. 24 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

The Panthers were a 30-20 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Falcons. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (50) made winners of OVER bettors. Atlanta was unable to contain Cam Newton in its last action Sunday and the result was a 30-20 Week 14 loss against the Panthers.

The Chargers were a 34-24 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Steelers. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (58) made winners of OVER bettors. San Diego comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Philip Rivers in defeating the Steelers 34-24.

Carolina Panthers Trends:
When playing in December are 5-5
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 4-6

San Diego Chargers Trends:
When playing in December are 6-4
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 3-7

A few Panthers at Chargers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games on the road
Carolina is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Carolina is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of San Diego's last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Diego's last 10 games
San Diego is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Carolina home to Oakland, Sunday, December 23
San Diego at NY Jets, Sunday, December 23

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