Everything you need to know for Panthers vs. Steelers in Week 15

(Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports) D.J. Moore
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Everything you need to know as the Carolina Panthers look to extend their unbeaten home record under Steve Wilks against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Protect the Bank.

That’s been the message from the Carolina Panthers and interim head coach Steve Wilks all week as the team looks to enhance its playoff credentials. It promises to be an enthralling encounter against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 15 within a highly-charged atmosphere, which is the first meaningful December game at Bank of America Stadium in a long, long time.

Wilks sent out the rallying cry and fans have responded. The mood has completely shifted for everyone associated with the franchise, with momentum building by the day surrounding the figurehead’s chances of getting the head coaching gig beyond the current campaign.

Carolina also has the chance to lead the NFC South with a win and a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat against the Cincinnati Bengals. So it’s no wonder why the excitement is palpable with dreams of playoff football still alive at this stage of the campaign.

Mike Tomlin’s team deserves respect and can hurt Carolina when in the mood. But there’s something different about the Panthers these days, so they won’t be backing down an inch.

Carolina Panthers vs. Steelers injury report

Despite D.J. Moore being listed as questionable, the wide receiver is expected to take his place in the lineup according to multiple NFL insiders. There is no such luck for rookie linebacker Brandon Smith, who was put on injured/reserve which rules him out for Carolina’s remaining games.

Here is Carolina’s full injury report for Week 15:

  • Brandon Smith (LB) – Out (ankle)
  • D.J. Moore (WR) – Questionable (ankle)
  • Laviska Shenault Jr. (WR) – Questionable (shoulder)
  • Xavier Woods (S) – Questionable (ankle)

Here is Pittsburgh’s full injury report for Week 15:

  • Kenny Pickett (QB) – Out (concussion)
  • Myles Jack (LB) – Questionable (groin)

Carolina Panthers vs. Steelers odds

According to the latest odds from FanDuel Sportsbook, the Panthers are 3.0-point favorites to pick up their fifth victory of the campaign in Week 15.

  • Carolina -3.0: -104 (bet $104 to win $100)
  • Pittsburgh +3.0: -118 (bet $118 to win $100)

Anyone looking to wager Carolina on the money line can do so at -148 (bet $148 to win $100), with the Steelers coming in as slight underdogs at +126 (bet $100 to win $126). FanDuel has the over/under set to 37.5 points, which indicates this isn’t going to be a high-scoring affair.

  • Over 37.5 points: -112 (bet $112 to win $100)
  • Under 37.5 points: -108 (bet $108 to win $100)

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

Carolina Panthers vs. Steelers best bets

The Panthers are in tremendous form right now, especially at home. Wilks has them fighting for every yard behind a newfound confidence, which might be enough against a Pittsburgh team that’s not playing for much other than pride.

Wilks’ issued the call for fans to turn out in numbers as he looks to go 4-0 at Bank of America Stadium since replacing Matt Rhule. This is likely to be a playoff atmosphere with the chance to lead the division, so backing the Panthers +3.0 and under 37.5 points in a same-game parlay at +237 with FanDuel Sportsbook (bet $100 to win $237) is the play.

Carolina Panthers vs. Steelers weather for Week 15

Weather conditions look promising in the Charlotte area this afternoon. It’ll be sunny with winds reaching 11 kilometers per hour and humidity expected to be around 35 percent throughout.

How to watch Carolina Panthers vs. Steelers

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