Broncos vs. Panthers Point Spread: NFL Week 14 Odds, Prediction

Nik Kowalski | Updated Dec 10, 2020

Drew Lock has thrown 13 interceptions as his Denver Broncos head to Carolina as underogs for Sunday's game.

Denver
5-11
AT
December 13, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
Bank of America Stadium
Carolina
5-11
Pointspread +4 -109
Moneyline +175
Over / Under o +45.5

36%

Betting Action

64%

Pointspread -4 -111
Moneyline -210
Over / Under u +45.5

36%

Betting Action

64%

It’s the second meeting between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers’ since Super Bowl 50, except this time around it’s Drew Lock vs. Teddy Bridgewater and not Peyton Manning vs. Cam Newton.

Both teams are 4-8 and out of the playoff mix, but there’s still a ton to look forward to in this matchup. Panthers running Christian McCaffrey is slated to return against his father’s old squad. Bridgewater will be gunning to get two of his receivers over the 1,000-yard mark. And overall, Denver should have a little extra juice to remind Carolina why they don’t have a ring.

NFL Week 14 Point Spread and Betting Analysis

A 4-8 record with two home wins and two away wins isn’t the only thing these clubs have in common, as they also share 7-5 records ATS in the 2020–21 season. This game’s spread is fluctuating, with Denver opening up at -1.5 but the line changing line all the way to -3 Carolina.

Denver’s dropped 12 of their last 16 road games while the Panthers are 2-8 in their last 10 home games, meaning someone’s improving. Although with how even these teams are statistically, don’t rule out a tie!

The under, listed at 47 right now, seems to be worth a look too. Both teams have had four of their 12 games go over this season and rank in the bottom third in scoring.

Denver Broncos

The Broncos’ defence is taking a hit in Week 14 with the loss of cornerback A.J. Bouye, who was suspended for a PED violation. He’s helped Denver deploy a top-10 pass defence this season, which has bailed out their NFL-worst -17 turnover differential.

It’s Lock who’s catching that blame, as his 13 interceptions are the second-most in the league. Over four per cent of Lock’s throws get picked off, which leads the NFL. Although last week in Kansas City did prove that even if Lock’s turning the ball over, Denver can stick around. The Broncos took the field with under a minute to go, down 22-16 in Kansas City. They ended up losing because Lock… threw an interception.

Carolina Panthers

The aforementioned 1,000-yard-chasing receivers in Carolina are D.J. Moore (924 yards) and Robby Anderson (912 yards). Moore’s done his damage on just 50 catches this season, holding the NFL’s second-highest yards per catch at 18.5.

Carolina’s and McCaffrey’s seasons have both been roller coasters. The Panthers’ started out 0-2, got to 3-2, fell to 3-7, won a game 20-0 to improve to 4-7, and now sit 4-8. McCaffrey’s suited up in three games this year (weeks 1, 2, and 9), collecting 374 total yards and six touchdowns.

The Panthers have scored 30 points in both games McCaffrey’s finished and are going up against a hurting Denver squad giving up 26.7 points per game. Seems like a favourable spot.

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