NFL Picks: Week 8 Carolina Panthers vs. Houston Texans


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The Carolina Panthers are set to face the Houston Texans at the Bank of America Stadium on Sunday at 1:00 PM ET.



SPREAD: Houston Texans -3 (-110), Carolina Panthers +3 (-110)

MONEYLINE:  Houston Texans -150, Carolina Panthers  +130

TOTAL:  Houston Texans  O 43 (-110), Carolina Panthers U 43 (-110)


Eyeing Back-to-Back Victories

NFL Team Houston TexansThe Texans come into this game riding the wave of a satisfying 20-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints, a game that marked a significant improvement from their earlier struggles. Quarterback C.J. Stroud played a pivotal role in securing the win, contributing 199 passing yards with two touchdowns, although he did have one interception on a 48.1% completion rate. The ground game saw running back Devin Singletary, who managed to gain 58 yards on 12 carries, averaging a respectable 4.8 yards per carry. Additionally, he added one reception for four yards, showcasing his versatility. Stroud’s main target through the air was Nico Collins, who hauled in four passes for 80 yards, making a strong case as one of the key contributors.

In terms of key leaders, the Texans’ offensive performance has been led by C.J. Stroud, who has amassed 1,660 passing yards at an average of 276.7 yards per game. Stroud’s completion rate stands at 59.6%, and he’s thrown nine touchdowns with only one interception, reflecting his growth as a playmaker. On the ground, Dameon Pierce has been their go-to rusher, accumulating 281 yards with an average of 46.8 yards per game and one touchdown. He’s also contributed significantly in the passing game with 84 receiving yards. Wide receiver Nico Collins has been a primary target, recording 547 receiving yards and three touchdowns, averaging 91.2 yards per game. The NFL Odds, and the Texans coming from a victory, looking sharp for this Game.


Seeking Redemption in Charlotte

NFL Team Carolina PanthersIn contrast, the Carolina Panthers have Adam Thielen as their standout player. Thielen has amassed 509 receiving yards, showcasing his ability to make a significant impact in the passing game. Young, the Panthers’ quarterback, has thrown for 967 yards with a completion rate of 63.2%. He’s contributed six touchdowns along with four interceptions, revealing both his potential and areas for improvement. In the rushing department, Chuba Hubbard has accounted for 242 yards with an average of 40.3 yards per game and 4.5 yards per carry.

They had a less pleasant experience in their most recent outing, enduring a 42-21 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Quarterback Bryce Young led the Panthers, accumulating 217 passing yards on a 23-of-38 completion rate. Although Young managed to throw for one touchdown and avoid interceptions, it was not enough to claim a victory. In the rushing game, Chuba Hubbard carried the ball 19 times for 88 yards, showing his ability to churn out yards on the ground, averaging 4.6 yards per attempt. He added one catch for two yards. Wide receiver Adam Thielen emerged as the primary receiver for Young, recording an impressive 115 receiving yards on 11 catches, making him a notable standout. The NFL Lines, and Panthers looking for a new victory.



When it comes to betting performance, the Texans have fared relatively well against the spread, posting four wins in six games this season. Their games have surpassed the over/under two times in six attempts, indicating a trend toward higher-scoring matchups. On the flip side, the Panthers have yet to secure a win against the spread this season, struggling in their attempts to cover the spread when they’ve been underdogs by three points or more in six chances. Additionally, the Panthers’ games have gone over the total in three of six opportunities, indicating their propensity for higher-scoring contests.