The Carolina Panthers will host the Denver Broncos in Week 12. Both teams enter the week with just three wins on the season. However, the Panthers are the ones that could still cling to some hopes of making the playoffs because of their weak division. The Broncos are the mid-week favorites, set at -2.0 with bet365 sportsbook.
The Pick: Panthers +110 (bet365) to beat Broncos
The big news ahead of this game is that Carolina is still trying to win. Unsatisfied with both Baker Mayfield and PJ Walker, the Panthers have gone to Sam Darnold as the starting quarterback for the game. It may not be that bad of a move as the Panthers clearly couldn’t just keep doing what they were doing all season.
Injury report is long for both teams
Neither team is in great shape when one looks at the injury report for the week. The Panthers listed 11 players after practice on Wednesday while the Broncos listed 12. Furthermore, these are teams that were trade deadline sellers so, ahead of injuries, they have already seen some attrition.
In a tough pick, bettors should be getting behind the Panthers in this one. They have the better odds at 11/10 (+110) for the game.
Furthermore, Carolina is at home and they are 3-3 when hosting against Denver’s 1-4 road record (including neutral). Those splits compile nicely in Carolina’s favor with an implied record of 7-4 if the game was, hypothetically, played 11 times (ie. Carolina’s home wins + Denver’s road losses = 7; Denver’s road wins + Carolina’s home losses = 4).
Those home-and-away splits, Carolina’s willpower to try and compete, and the longer odds on the Panthers should be considered the important circumstances in this game. Take the Panthers to win at +110 (11/10) with bet365.
Broncos vs Panthers betting recommendation
- Panthers +110 (11/10) with bet365 sportsbook