Panthers vs Commanders Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Preseason Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Aug 13)
Panthers vs Commanders Preseason Game Info
The Carolina Panthers and Washington Commanders meet head-to-head in preseason action on Saturday afternoon. Panthers fans will be getting their first look at offseason trade acquisition Baker Mayfield as he looks to outshine Sam Darnold in what has been a close QB competition so far.
Meanwhile, quarterback Carson Wentz is set to take his first live snaps with Washington since joining the team via trade back in March. There will be a few exciting Commanders rookies to keep an eye on here as well, including wide receiver Jahan Dotson and running back Brian Robinson Jr.
Panthers vs Commanders Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: CAR: (+125) | WSH: (-145)
Spread: CAR: +2.5 (-115) | WSH: -2.5 (-105)
Total: 37 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Commanders enter this contest as a small favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 1 p.m. ET clash also features the second-highest total of Saturday's eight-game preseason slate.
Panthers vs Commanders Prediction & Pick
The attention is going to be on Mayfield and Wentz here, but this game is likely going to come down to a different QB battle. A battle between two rookie signal-callers. Carolina's Matt Corral and Washington's Sam Howell will see most of the snaps once the starters are taken out of the game.
Corral has put together a few highlight plays during training camp and has the advantage of a veteran running back in his corner (D'onta Foreman). Carolina has also had Washington's number as of late, winning 11 of their last 15 head-to-head matchups. Look for that dominance to continue on Saturday.
Final Score Prediction: Panthers: 21 | Commanders: 17
Panthers vs Commanders Betting Trends
- Carolina is 11-4 straight up in its last 15 games against Washington.
- The total has hit the over in four of Carolina's last five away games.
- Washington is 6-2-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last nine games.
- The total has hit the under in each of Washington's last five home games.
Panthers vs Commanders Best Bet
All NFL preseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
It's been interesting to watch this spread move in the favor or Washington. It opened closer to a pick 'em and featured a spread of just one point. It has since ballooned to 2.5 points, which is surprising because the Panthers have a lot more to play for. Motivation at QB will mean a great deal.
Both Mayfield and Darnold are going to do their best early on in this game to prove why they deserve the starting gig. On the other side, Wentz already has that spot locked up for the Commanders. There's a lot to like about Carolina's chances of keeping this one close and even emerging with a win.
Bet: Carolina Panthers +2.5 (-115)
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