Sunday, December 27, 2015
The Georgia Dome
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The Carolina Panthers face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at The Georgia Dome. The opening line for this game has Carolina as 7 point favorites and the over/under was set at 46.
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Cam Newton finished his last game with 340 yards through the air for Carolina. He completed 25 passes out of 45 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. Newton led the Panthers in rushing with 100 yards. He averaged 13 yards per carry on his 8 rushing attempts for the game. Ted Ginn Jr. was the team leader in receiving with a total of 85 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Carolina had 480 total yards on 77 plays. They gained 7 rushing first downs, 20 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 28 first downs on the game. The Panthers rushed for 171 yards by way of 29 carries.
Matt Ryan finished his last game with 246 yards through the air for Atlanta. He completed 22 passes out of 35 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. Devonta Freeman led the Falcons in rushing with 56 yards. He averaged 2 yards per carry on his 25 rushing attempts for the game. Julio Jones was the team leader in receiving with a total of 118 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Atlanta had 328 total yards on 69 plays. They gained 6 rushing first downs, 13 passing, and 3 by way of penalty for a total of 22 first downs on the game. The Falcons rushed for 83 yards by way of 33 carries.
Carolina is averaging 32 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 19 passes per game on 32 attempts for a 59% percent completion percentage and average 230 yards in the passing department per game. The Panthers are running for an average of 144 yards per game on 34 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. They are also running 68 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 374 yards per contest. The Panthers manage 23 first downs per contest and they average a total of 58.1 penalty yards on 6.6 penalties.
Carolina gives up an average of 225 passing yards and 20 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 24 completions per game on 41 attempts for a completion percentage of 59%. The Panthers allow an average of 90 rushing yards per game on 22 carries for a 4.1 average. Carolina allows 315 total yards per game including 4.8 yards per play. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 52.6 yards per game.
Atlanta is putting 22 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 26 passes per game on 40 attempts for a 65% percent completion percentage and average 269 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Falcons run for an average of 103 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season. They also run 68 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 372 yards in each contest. The Falcons are gaining 22 first downs per contest and they average 65.5 penalty yards on 6.6 penalties per game.
Atlanta gives up 246 passing yards per outing and 22 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 23 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 66%. The Falcons allow an average of 103 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. Atlanta allows 349 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 6.2 penalties for 45.9 yards in each contest.
Carolina Betting Trends
Carolina is 9-4-1 against the over/under so far this season
Carolina has an ATS record of 10-4-0 this season
Atlanta Betting Trends
Atlanta is 2-11-1 against the over/under so far this season
Atlanta has an ATS record of 5-9-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/20/15 S Colin Jones Groin "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
12/20/15 RB Jonathan Stewart Foot "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
12/20/15 WR Brenton Bersin Groin "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
12/17/15 LB David Mayo Hamstring out indefinitely
12/14/15 CB Bene Benwikere Leg IR
11/26/15 G Amini Silatolu Knee IR
10/27/15 TE Richie Brockel Hamstring IR
09/17/15 T Nate Chandler Knee IR
08/23/15 DE Frank Alexander Achilles IR
08/19/15 WR Kelvin Benjamin ACL IR
12/20/15 LB Paul Worrilow Knee "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
12/18/15 C James Stone Knee IR
12/16/15 S William Moore Ankle IR
12/12/15 K Matt Bryant Quad IR
12/05/15 WR Leonard Hankerson Hamstring IR
10/21/15 FB Collin Mooney Arm IR
09/10/15 G Jon Asamoah Undisclosed IR
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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