Jets vs. Panthers odds, picks, how to watch, live stream: Top 2021 Week 1 NFL predictions from proven model, SportsLine’s proven model reveals its NFL picks for the Carolina Panthers vs. New York Jets on Paramount+
With a loaded NFL Week 1 schedule, some games can fly under the radar and that’s the case with the Jets vs. Panthers matchup. Not only will it mark the debuts of New York quarterback Zach Wilson and head coach Robert Saleh on the sideline, but it will also mark the return of Christian McCaffrey. Carolina’s All-Pro running back rewrote the record books in 2019 before various injuries limited him to three games in 2020. McCaffrey didn’t play in the preseason, so Week 1 will mark his first competitive action since Week 9 of last year. You can stream your local market NFL on CBS games with Paramount+.
Kick-off for Panthers vs. Jets will take place at 1 p.m. ET from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Carolina is 3.5-point favorites in the latest Jets vs. Panthers odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under for total points scored is 44.5, making it one of the lowest among the Week 1 NFL schedule. In select markets, Sunday’s matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Jets vs. Panthers
- Date: Sunday, Sept. 12
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- TV: CBS
- Streaming: Paramount+
Week 1 NFL picks for Panthers vs. Jets
Before you tune in to Sunday’s Jets vs. Panthers game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,900 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six years ago. It went a sizzling 24-14 on top-rated NFL picks last season, returning more than $800. The model also enters the 2021 season on an incredible 120-78 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
For Panthers vs. Jets the model says the value is on under 44.5 points being scored. With it being Week 1, the offenses should lag behind the defenses, especially since Wilson and Sam Darnold only played in two preseason games apiece. It will take some time for the quarterbacks to gel with their new teammates and the model says the under hits in well over 50 percent of simulations.
There’s also the fact that both of these teams fielded bottom-10 offenses last year with the Jets ranking dead last in scoring. New York was also 32nd in yards, 32nd in red-zone touchdown percentage and 32nd in third-down conversion percentage.
Meanwhile, the Panthers’ ranking of 24th can partially be attributed to McCaffrey’s absence, but the team still only ranked 20th during his magical 2019 season. In the offseason, Carolina lost WR Curtis Samuel who was a Swiss Army knife of sorts with 851 receiving yards and 200 rushing yards last year. There are lots of moving parts related to Carolina on the offensive side of the ball and coupled with the Jets’ ineptitude on offense, the model likes the under.