Each week, Gardner Minshew is getting a step closer to Canton. Seriously, Minshew has been weaving magic for the Jacksonville Jaguars, who could get at least a share of the lead in the AFC South with a win over the Carolina Panthers. Will the Jags (+320 to win the AFC South) get win No. 3? Or will the Panthers (+2700 to win the NFC title) stop them?
Betting Preview for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs Carolina Panthers NFL Regular Season Week 5 Game on October 6, 2019
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
When: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-2)
The Jaguars lost their original starting quarterback to injury in the very first week of the season and yet here they are with two wins in four games. In Week 4, the Jags defeated the Denver Broncos on the road, 26-24, behind the heroics of, who else, but Gardner Minshew — the man, the myth, the legend. Minshew threw touchdowns in the second half and finished with 213 passing yards to lead Jacksonville to a come-from-behind victory. But the work done on the ground by running back Leonard Fournette can’t just be ignored. The former LSU Tigers star rushed for 225 yards on 29 carries. Fournette could be up for another fantastic outing, as the Panthers had just allowed 136 rushing yards and 6.2 yards per carry to the Houston Texans last week. The Jags are sixth in the NFL with 135.2 rushing yards per game and second with 5.7 yards per carry on the season.
The Jaguars are 3-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last four road games. The totals hit the under in three of those contests, too.
Betting on the Carolina Panthers (2-2)
The glue that is tying the Panthers is their defense and quarterback Kyle Allen, who’s been decent under center while Cam Newton is out with a foot injury. Allen has gone 2-0 SU as a starter for Carolina this year. In their last game, Allen had 232 passing yards on 24-of-34 completions n a 16-10 road win over the Texans. While he didn’t record a touchdown pass, the Panthers went 7 for 14 on third-down situations. However, he fumbled three times and lost them all. Allen is still difficult to trust for a prolonged period, so the defense will have to keep it up. The Panthers sacked Deshaun Watson six times. The Panthers are No. 1 in the NFL in defensive sack percentage (11.32) and is tied with the New England Patriots for the most sacks in the league with 18 quarterback takedowns. With pass protection one of the Jags’ major problems, expect the Panthers to keep Minshew and the Jacksonville’s offense in check.
The Panthers are 2-0 ATS in their last two games.
The Panthers win, 23-19.
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