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Jaguars face Panthers in Week 3 odds

Expansion cousins in 1995, the cat fight between the Jaguars and Panthers has only happpened four times with Jacksonville leading 3-1 ATS.

This time, the struggling Jaguars face the exciting Panthers, led by rookie QB Cam Newton who has thrown for over 400 yards in his first two starts. Unfortunately, both have been losses.

Carolina has lost 11 of 12 SU, while 7 of the past 10 Jaguars road games have gone OVER the total.

View Jacksonville vs Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Panthers as 3.5-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 40.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Panthers rated this week at No. 23 and the Jaguars sitting at No. 22. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 14-7 result in favor of the Panthers this week.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 18-ranked offense (22 PPG) against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 16 at 23 PPG. The Panthers passing attack has averaged 403.5 yards per game, more than the Jaguars give up through the air (215.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Jaguars feature the league's No. 12-rated road run defense, allowing 101 yards per game. Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 26 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Jacksonville, they were a 32-3 loser as they battled the Jets on the road. The Jaguars failed to cover in the match as a 8.5-point underdog, while 35 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Panthers were a 30-23 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Packers. They covered the 10–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (53) made winners of OVER bettors. Cam Newton's 432-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Green Bay earned a 30-23 win over Carolina on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.

Jacksonville Jaguars Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 4-6

Carolina Panthers Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 2-8

A few Jaguars at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Jacksonville's last 10 games on the road
Jacksonville is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Jacksonville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Jacksonville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Carolina's last 13 games at home
Carolina is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Carolina is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Jacksonville home to New Orleans, Sunday, October 2
Carolina at Chicago, Sunday, October 2