Sunday, December 6, 2015
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The Carolina Panthers face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The opening line for this game has Carolina as 7 point favorites and the over/under was set at 49.5.
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Cam Newton finished his last game with 183 yards through the air for Carolina. He completed 16 passes out of 27 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by Jonathan Stewart, who finished with 68 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Jerricho Cotchery led the team in receiving. He had a total of 73 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 15 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Carolina had 294 total yards on 65 plays. They gained 9 rushing first downs, 8 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 18 first downs on the game. The Panthers rushed for 129 yards by way of 37 carries.
Drew Brees finished his last game with 228 yards through the air for New Orleans. He completed 25 passes out of 44 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Saints were led in rushing by Mark Ingram, who finished with 52 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Benjamin Watson led the team in receiving. He had a total of 53 yards on 4 receptions for an average of 13 yards per catch in the game. New Orleans had 268 total yards on 56 plays. They gained 2 rushing first downs, 11 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 14 first downs on the game. The Saints rushed for 50 yards by way of 10 carries.
Carolina is scoring 30 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 17 passes on 30 attempts for a 57% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 210 yards per game through the air as well. The Panthers are averaging 139 rushing yards per game on 34 attempts per contest for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. They are also running 67 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 349 yards per contest. The Panthers manage 21 first downs per contest and they average a total of 52.6 penalty yards on 6.5 penalties.
Carolina allows 224 passing yards per game and 19 points per contest on defense. They give up 24 completions on 40 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60%. The Panthers allow an average of 89 rushing yards per game on 23 carries for a 3.9 average. Carolina allows 313 total yards per game including 4.7 yards per play. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.1 penalties for 48.4 yards per game.
New Orleans averages 24 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 29 passes per game on 41 attempts for a 71% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 305 yards through the air per game thus far. The Saints rush for an average of 97 yards per contest on 25 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry for the season. They also run 68 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 401 yards in each contest. The Saints are gaining 23 first downs per contest and they average 72.7 penalty yards on 8.4 penalties per game.
New Orleans allows an average of 284 passing yards and 31 points per contest. They give up 23 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 68% per game. The Saints allow an average of 134 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. New Orleans allows 419 total yards per game for an average of 6.6 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 6.9 penalties for 49.2 yards in each contest.
Carolina Betting Trends
Carolina is 7-3-1 against the over/under so far this season
Carolina has an ATS record of 9-2-0 this season
New Orleans Betting Trends
New Orleans is 6-4-1 against the over/under so far this season
New Orleans has an ATS record of 4-6-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/30/15 DE Mario Addison Ankle "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/30/15 DT Star Lotulelei Ankle "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/29/15 CB Charles Tillman Knee expected to miss Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/29/15 WR Philly Brown Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
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
11/29/15 CB Damian Swann Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
11/29/15 LB Dannell Ellerbe Hip "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
11/29/15 LB David Hawthorne Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
11/26/15 CB Keenan Lewis Leg IR
11/10/15 QB Luke McCown Back IR
11/04/15 RB Khiry Robinson Leg IR
10/16/15 T Andrus Peat Knee out indefinitely
09/18/15 LB Davis Tull Shoulder IR
09/14/15 S Rafael Bush Pectoral IR
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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