Who the experts think will win in Week 12


After falling to the Raiders in overtime in Week 11, the Broncos are trying to fix the ship while taking on the Panthers. Carolina is 3-8 after losing to the Ravens, so both teams are hoping to get things rolling in the final seven weeks of the season.

To get you ready for the big game, we’ve rounded up points and spread predictions from NFL analysts.

BetMGM’s model assumes the Broncos will win confidence at 51.0 percent. The model accounts for offensive and defensive games, current games, key player performances of the season, and injuries. Here is BetMGM’s game overview with betting trends and more.

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The Broncos are 0-4 in actual road games this year and haven’t won a road game since Nov. 7, 2021. The seven-game active losing streak on the road is just close to tying the franchise record. They will match that record Sunday in Carolina. The Panthers have similar offensive problems but have seemingly found something, albeit on an uneven basis, since firing Matt Rhule and firing defensive coordinator Phil Snow seven weeks ago. They’ve crept into the middle third in most defensive DVOA areas, including overall DVOA, after mistaking offenses from Lamar Jackson and the Ravens for most of the eventual 10-point losses in Baltimore last week.

Estimated Score: Panthers 19, Broncos 17

The Panthers’ defense is much better with Jaycee Horn and Jeremy Chinn back in secondary. That should make for another long day for Russell Wilson, who has only played well against the Raiders this season. Unfortunately, Sam Darnold’s return to the lineup will be up against this jaded but excellent Broncos defense. This won’t be the first game I’ll be checking out on Game Pass next week.

Estimated points: Broncos 12, Panthers 9

The Broncos are bottom in the league with 14.7 points per game and the Panthers are 25th with 18.9, including their 3-point performance in their Week 11 loss to Baltimore. In terms of quarterback position, Denver’s Russell Wilson ranks 28th with an overall QBR of 32.3 and has Carolina’s collective QBR of 20.8 to thank. – David Newton

Moody’s predicted score: Broncos 13, Panthers 10

Walder’s projected score: Broncos 20, Panthers 16