Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers - 12/17/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Green Bay Packers (7-6) at Carolina Panthers (9-4)

NFL Football: Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm (Bank of America Stadium)

The Line: Carolina Panthers -2 -- Over/Under: 44.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Green Bay Packers will visit the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in Week 15 NFL action. 

Green Bay enters this game at 7-6 on the season. The Packers have won their last two games in overtime against the Buccaneers and the Browns. In that Cleveland game, Green Bay QB Brett Hundley put up 265 yards and three TDs. 

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This season so far, Hundley leads the Packers with 1534 yards, eight TDs and eight INTs, while Aaron Jones is the top rusher on 388 yards and four TDs. Tops in receiving is Davonte Adams with 828 yards and nine TDs off 69 catches. 

Over on the Panthers’ side, they’re currently 9-4 on the year. Carolina had a four-game win streak broken by New Orleans, but bounced back for a win over Minnesota in their last game. In that one, Panthers QB Cam Newton put up 137 yards and a TD through the air and 70 more on the ground. 

Newton is sitting on 2720 pass yards this year with 17 TDs and 12 INTs, and Jonathan Stewart is the lead Panthers rusher on 634 yards and six TDs. Devin Funchess is the leader of the Carolina receiving corps with 762 yards, seven TDs and 57 catches. 

The Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Green Bay is also 25-10 ATS in their last 35 games in December and 1-4 ATS versus a team with a winning record. 

Meanwhile, the Panthers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games on grass and 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. Carolina is also 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 15 and the over is 4-0 in their last four games overall. 

Packers fans rejoice: Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to play in this game. The bad news is that he returns to three tough matchups to finish out the regular season. Still, Rodgers’ mere presence could be enough to lift the team here, so I like Green Bay to cover.

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