Sunday, September 20, 2015
Bank of America Stadium
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The Houston Texans face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. The opening line for this matchup has the Panthers as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 40.5.
The Panthers faced the Jacksonville Jaguars last week and ended up winning 20 - 9. Cam Newton didn't have one of his best games but he led the Panthers in passing, going 18 for 31 and throwing for 175 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. He was sacked twice. Rushing the ball, Jonathan Stewart led the way with 56 yards on 18 rushes for an average of 3.1 yards per carry and scored no touchdowns. In the receiving department, Ted Ginn Jr. led the way with 54 yards on 2 receptions, going for an average of 27 yards per catch and no touchdowns.
On special teams, the Panthers punted 4 times for a total of 179 yards on the day. They averaged 44.8 yards per punt with a long of 56 yards. The Panthers totaled 17 first downs on the night by getting 6 rushing, 10 passing, and 1 first down by way of a penalty.
The Texans faced a tough Kansas City Chiefs team and after making a push in the 4th quarter, the Texans came up short and lost 20 - 27. Brian Hoyer led the Texans in passing with 236 yards. He completed 18 passes out of 34 attempts and threw 1 touchdown and 1 interception. He was sacked 4 times for a loss of 29 total yards. Ryan Mallett came in later in the game and totaled 98 yards after going 8 for 13 on the day with 1 touchdown and no interceptions. Alfred Blue led the Texans in rushing with 42 total yards. He ran the ball 9 times and averaged 4.7 yards per carry and ended the contest with no touchdowns. Nate Washington led the Texans in receiving with 105 yards on 6 receptions on the day. He averaged 17.5 yards per catch but was unable to get into the endzone.
On special teams, Shane Lechler punted the ball a total of 7 times for a total of 329 punting yards on the day. He averaged 43.9 yards per punt and had a long of 56 yards. The Texans had a total of 24 first downs by way of 6 rushing, 17 passing, and 1 first down by way of penalties.
The Panthers are 8-3-1 against the spread in their last 12 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 17-7-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. They are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win. The under is 5-1 in the Panthers last 6 home games and 9-2 in their last 11 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game. The under is also 21-7 in their last 28 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 19-7 in their last 26 games following a S.U. win.
The Texans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games. They are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game. The under is 4-0 in the Texans last 4 vs. a team with a winning record and 5-1 in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The under is also 4-1 in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game. However, the over 5-2 in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss.
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Houston has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Carolina Betting Trends
Carolina is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Carolina has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/14/15 TE Ryan Griffin Knee doubtful Sunday vs. Carolina
09/13/15 LB Carlos Thompson Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/13/15 S Lonnie Ballentine Knee "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/13/15 G Xavier Su'a-Filo Calf "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/10/15 LB Mike Mohamed Foot out indefinitely
09/07/15 QB Tom Savage Shoulder IR
08/04/15 RB Arian Foster Groin out indefinitely
09/14/15 T Daryl Williams Knee "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/13/15 LB Luke Kuechly Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/13/15 T Nate Chandler Knee "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/13/15 TE Richie Brockel Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/13/15 DT Star Lotulelei Foot "?" Sunday vs. Houston
08/23/15 DE Frank Alexander Achilles IR
08/19/15 WR Kelvin Benjamin ACL IR
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina
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