Panthers Vs Texans: NFL Betting Trends, Stats And Computer Predictions – Week 3

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 23, 2021

A Week 3 matchup features the Carolina Panthers (2-0) taking on the Houston Texans (1-1). The Texans (+300 on the moneyline to win) take to their home field on September 23, 2021 at 8:20 PM ET on NFLN against the Panthers (-8). The point total for the matchup is set at 43.5 points.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 23, 2021, 9:48 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Panthers Vs Texans Odds

Computer Pick

Computer picks for Panthers vs Texans
ATS pick Over/Under pick
Texans (+8) Over (43.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Rankings (2020)

Panthers Texans
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 21.9 (24) 24.0 (18)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 25.1 (18) 29.0 (27)
Off. Yards per Play (Rank) 5.6 (17) 6.4 (1)
Def. Yards per Play (Rank) 5.6 (18) 6.2 (29)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 21 (17) 18 (9)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 22 (10) 9 (32)

Panthers Betting Insights

  • Carolina was 9-7-0 against the spread last year.
  • There were seven Carolina games (out of 16) that hit the over last year.
  • Eight times last year, Carolina and its opponent combined to score more than 43.5 points.
  • The point total average for Panthers games last season was 48.6, 5.1 more points than the over/under for this matchup.

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Texans Betting Insights

  • Houston covered the spread six times in 16 games last season.
  • The Texans were winless ATS (0-1) when playing as at least 8-point underdogs last season.
  • Houston had eight of its 16 games go over the point total last year.
  • Houston’s games finished with over 43.5 points scored 14 times last year.
  • Last season, Texans games resulted in an average scoring total of 50.6, which is 7.1 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.

Panthers Players to Watch

  • Last year Sam Darnold recorded 2,208 passing yards — including a 59.6% completion percentage — with nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions (138.0 yards per game). His rushing performance consisted of 37 carries for 217 yards (a team high) and two TDs.
  • Christian McCaffrey churned out 225 rushing yards (22.5 per game) and five touchdowns last year.
  • D.J. Moore hauled in 66 catches for 1,193 yards (74.6 per game) while being targeted 118 times. He also scored four touchdowns.
  • Robby Anderson tacked on 1,096 yards on 95 grabs with three touchdowns. He was targeted 136 times, and averaged 68.5 receiving yards per game.
  • Dan Arnold grabbed 31 passes on 45 targets for 438 yards and four touchdowns, compiling 27.4 receiving yards per game.
  • Haason Reddick did his thing last season with a memorable stat line of 12.5 sacks, 20.0 TFL and 83 tackles.
  • Last season Jeremy Chinn racked up 166 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and one interception.
  • Donte Jackson intercepted three passes last year while also totaling 46 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 11 passes defended.

Texans Players to Watch

  • Deshaun Watson averaged 301.4 pass yards per contest and tossed 33 touchdowns last season. In addition, he added 27.8 yards on the ground per game with three rushing touchdowns.
  • David Johnson compiled 691 rushing yards and six touchdowns on the ground in addition to 314 receiving yards and two touchdowns through the air during last year’s campaign.
  • Phillip Lindsay ran for one touchdown on 502 yards a year ago.
  • Brandin Cooks averaged 71.9 yards on 5.4 receptions per game and racked up six receiving touchdowns in 2020.
  • Danny Amendola averaged 37.6 receiving yards on 4.9 targets per game in 2020.
  • Anthony Miller grabbed 49 passes on his way to 485 receiving yards and two touchdowns a season ago.
  • Last year DeMarcus Walker racked up 4.5 sacks, 4.5 TFL and 27 tackles.
  • Zach Cunningham put together an excellent stat line last year, collecting 222 tackles, 7.5 TFL, and 3.0 sacks.
  • A year ago Christian Kirksey tallied 108 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks, and four passes defended as well as two interceptions.

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