Week 8 Free Betting Pick: Carolina Panthers vs. San Francisco 49ers

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The Carolina Panthers (+6) are taking a trip across the country to take the field against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. This vital late afternoon game is scheduled to get going at 4:05 p.m. ET and FOX will broadcast the action.

Betting Preview: San Francisco 49ers vs. Carolina Panthers

In what might potentially be a NFC postseason preview, San Francisco has been projected as the favorite and the team’s currently giving up 6 points. The Panthers are also receiving +190 moneyline odds while the 49ers are -230. Vegas has set the over/under (O/U) at 41.5 points. It appears that there will probably be multiple solid live betting opportunities for this matchup.

Each team has posted a positive return this season as the Panthers have gained 1.3 units while the 49ers are up 6.3 units.

The flawless Panthers are 4-2 straight up (SU) in 2019 while the 49ers are 6-0 SU.

The Panthers are coming off a resounding 37-26 win over Tampa Bay on October 13. Kyle Allen completed 20-of-32 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns. Christian McCaffrey (31 yards on 22 rush attempts, one TD) mounted the ground attack in the win. DJ Moore (seven receptions, 73 yards) and Curtis Samuel (four catches, 70 yards, one TD) shared the receiving duties.

San Francisco just cobbled together a 9-0 win over Washington a week ago. The defense allowed the Redskins to rush for 104 yards on 26 attempts. Adrian Peterson was a bright spot in the loss, recording 81 rushing yards on 20 attempts for Washington. For San Francisco, Jimmy Garoppolo completed 12-of-21 passes for 151 yards and one interception. Tevin Coleman (62 yards on 20 rush attempts) handled the ground game in the win as Kendrick Bourne (three receptions, 69 yards) and George Kittle (three catches, 38 yards) led the pass-catching corps.

Carolina has run the ball on 42.5 percent of its offensive possessions this year while San Francisco has a rush percentage of 58.2 percent. The Panthers have run for 129.5 yards per game and have 10 scores via handoffs this year. The Niners are averaging 172.7 rushing yards per game and have eight total rush TDs.

The Panthers offensive scheme has logged 245.5 yards per game in the air overall and has seven passing TDs so far. The Niners have recorded 221.7 pass yards per outing and also have seven total pass scores.

Defensively, Carolina has allowed opponents to rush for an average of 119 yards and pass for 250.2 yards per game. The San Francisco defense has allowed 159 yards per game to opposing passers and 90.0 yards per game on the ground. The Niners are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 3.17 to opposing QBs, while the Panthers have given up a 4.08 ANY/A.

Offensively, Allen is up to 720 passing yards this season. The signal-caller has completed 68 percent of his 92 attempts with six scores through the air and has yet to throw an interception. Allen’s got a 7.80 adjusted net yards per pass attempt, including 6.40 over the last two games.

In the other locker room, Jimmy Garoppolo has completed 90-of-134 passes for 1,071 yards, seven TDs and five INTs. Garoppolo’s ANY/A sits at 6.81 for the season and 4.97 across his past two outings.

Carolina Panthers vs. San Francisco 49ers Betting Prediction

SU Winner: Panthers, ATS Winner: Panthers, O/U: Over

Team Betting Notes

  • The Over/Under for Carolina’s previous game going into it was 48.5. The over cashed in the team’s 37-26 victory over Tampa Bay.
  • Carolina has averaged 5.2 yards per rush attempt across its last three games and 6.1 over its last two.
  • San Francisco has averaged 4.3 yards per carry over its last three outings and only 3.0 over its last two.
  • The San Francisco offense has lost five fumbles this season while Carolina has let eight get away.
  • In its last three matchups, Carolina is 3-0 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
  • The O/U for San Francisco’s last match was 38.5. The under cashed in the 9-0 win over Washington.
  • Over its last three games, San Francisco is 2-1 ATS and the under cashed in each of those three.
  • The Panthers offense has created four pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the 49ers have put up two such plays.
  • The Carolina defense has allowed one pass play of 40 or more yards, while San Francisco has given up three such plays.
  • The Carolina offense has created four rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while San Francisco has created three such runs.
  • The Panthers defense has allowed six rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the 49ers have given up two such runs.
  • The Carolina defense has 27 sacks on the year while San Francisco has just 20.