The Green Bay Packers hope to end a two-game losing skid, and the Week 16 NFL odds have the Packers favored by as many as -5 points against the Carolina Panthers.
Packer’s signal caller Jordan Love will need his “A” game to get past a better-than-average Carolina defensive group. Panthers placekicker Eddy Pineiro outdueled the entire Atlanta Falcons offense for a 9-7 Week 15 victory and would like nothing better than to spoil the Packers playoff chances with an upset victory.
Can Green Bay end Carolina’s one-game winning streak? Join me as I share some betting advice and some free suggestions for Sunday’s Packers vs Panthers Week 16 matchup.
Packers vs Panthers Odds
NFL odds used for this Green Bay vs Carolina preview were found at DraftKings Sportsbook and are current as of Thursday at 11:43 p.m. ET.
- Moneyline: Packers (-230) • Panthers (+190)
- Spread: Packers -5 (-110) • Panthers +5 (-110)
- Total Points: Over 37.5 (-110) • Under 37.5 (-110)
- Implied Score: Packers 23.75, Panthers 13.75
Packers vs Panthers Predictions
Score Pick: Packers 21, Panthers 10
This matchup is difficult because we have a Carolina Panthers team already eliminated from the playoffs, hosting a Green Bay Packers group that thinks they can reach the playoffs.
Green Bay was the darlings of the NFL for about three weeks before this recent two-game losing skid. Losing consecutive games to the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers hurt their playoff chances, but they must win Sunday to snag a NFC Wild Card.
I expect Green Bay to sneak past Carolina on Sunday. The Packers sometimes struggle to put points on the board, and the Panthers haven’t scored a touchdown in two games.
Both teams have an injury report that reads like a firehouse shopping list, but Green Bay should have just enough weapons to outscore a bad Carolina offense and continue their run to the playoffs.
Packers vs Panthers Best Bets & Props
Under 37.5 (-110)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 unit
The NFL Bet of the Day for this game is Under 37.5. Green Bay doesn’t have a terrific defense, but they face the worst offense in the NFL. Carolina can’t seem to score on bad defenses and hasn’t scored a TD in their last two games.
Meanwhile, the Packers’ offense has a challenge ahead of them against the Carolina defense. The Panthers allow the fifth-most points but the third-fewest total yardage, and that’s because of Bryce Young’s poor choices from his end of the field. The Carolina defense can slow down an inconsistent but injury-riddled Green Bay offense just enough, and this game ends Under the total.
Eddy Pineiro Over 1.5 made field goals (+106)
Caesars Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 unit
Panthers placekicker Eddie Pineiro has accounted for 15 points over Carolina’s last two games, and since he’s all they have offensively, we’ll give the Pinero Over 1.5 made field goals a try.
Piniero has multiple field goals in eight of the Panthers’ 14 games, including his last two, with an 85% success rate this season. Green Bay allows a below-average 349.5 total yards per game, and hopefully, Panthers rookie quarterback Bryce Young can put together a couple of successful drives and give this prop a chance.
Panthers Under 14.5 (+120)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 unit
Plus money for this wager seems like a gift. Carolina has scored 53 points over their last five without a touchdown over their last two. Green Bay has a banged-up defense, but the Carolina offense has outscored its 14.7-point average just once in their last five.
The Packers have allowed 14 points or fewer just once, but I expect the Green Bay defense to show up and throttle an inept Carolina offense that can’t find the endzone with a map.
Packers vs Panthers Same-Game Parlay
Packers vs Panthers SGP (+550)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.10 units
- Under 37.5 (-110)
- Pineiro Over 1.5 made field goals (+105)
- Panthers Under 14.5 (+105)
This three-leg SGP was selected because it fits with the theme of this article. The Under 37.5 is my favorite bet because neither offense is very trustworthy.
Pineiro is the Panthers offense, and he’s cleared this prop in consecutive weeks and eight of his 14 games. Finally, Carolina can’t seem to find the endzone, making it difficult to believe they’ll score 14+ against a motivated defense hoping to reach the playoffs.