Sunday, October 4, 2015
Raymond James Stadium
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The Carolina Panthers face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. The opening line for this game has Carolina as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 40.
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Cam Newton finished his last game with 315 yards through the air for Carolina. He completed 20 passes out of 31 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by Jonathan Stewart, who finished with 52 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Greg Olsen led the team in receiving. He had a total of 134 yards on 8 receptions for an average of 17 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Carolina had 431 total yards on 62 plays. They gained 7 rushing first downs, 15 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 24 first downs on the game. The Panthers rushed for 119 yards by way of 30 carries.
Jameis Winston finished his last game with 261 yards through the air for Tampa Bay. He completed 17 passes out of 36 attempts for a 47% completion percentage. The Buccaneers were led in rushing by Doug Martin, who finished with 46 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Mike Evans led the team in receiving. He had a total of 101 yards on 7 receptions for an average of 14 yards per catch in the game. Tampa Bay had 318 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 Buccaneers rushed for 57 yards by way of 20 carries.
Carolina is scoring 24 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 19 passes on 33 attempts for a 58% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 216 yards per game through the air as well. The Panthers are averaging 132 rushing yards per game on 33 attempts per contest for an average of 4 yards per carry. They are also running 67 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 348 yards per contest. The Panthers manage 22 first downs per contest and they average a total of 67.3 penalty yards on 7.7 penalties.
Carolina allows 239 passing yards per game and 16 points per contest on defense. They give up 27 completions on 45 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60%. The Panthers allow an average of 76 rushing yards per game on 23 carries for a 3.3 average. Carolina allows 315 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 50 yards per game.
Tampa Bay averages 16 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 16 passes per game on 30 attempts for a 53% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 212 yards through the air per game thus far. The Buccaneers rush for an average of 96 yards per contest on 27 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry for the season. They also run 59 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 308 yards in each contest. The Buccaneers are gaining 16 first downs per contest and they average 90.3 penalty yards on 11 penalties per game.
Tampa Bay allows an average of 210 passing yards and 27 points per contest. They give up 20 completions on 31 attempts for a completion percentage of 65% per game. The Buccaneers allow an average of 138 rushing yards per game on 35 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. Tampa Bay allows 348 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 8 penalties for 76 yards in each contest.
Carolina Betting Trends
Carolina is 1-1-1 against the over/under so far this season
Carolina has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Tampa Bay Betting Trends
Tampa Bay is 1-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Tampa Bay has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/30/15 DE Charles Johnson Hamstring IR - designated to return (eligible to return week 12)
09/29/15 DE Jared Allen Acquired probable Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
09/27/15 WR Jerricho Cotchery Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
09/27/15 LB Luke Kuechly Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
09/17/15 T Nate Chandler Knee IR
09/16/15 T Daryl Williams Knee expected to miss 2-4 weeks
08/23/15 DE Frank Alexander Achilles IR
08/19/15 WR Kelvin Benjamin ACL IR
09/27/15 C Evan Smith Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/27/15 S Major Wright Abdominal "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/23/15 TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Shoulder expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/07/15 T Demar Dotson MCL IR - designated to return (eligible to return week 11)
09/07/15 WR Kenny Bell Hamstring IR
09/04/15 DT Akeem Spence Back out indefinitely
09/04/15 DL Larry English Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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