Sunday, September 27, 2015
Bank of America Stadium
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The New Orleans Saints take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. The opening line for this game has Carolina as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44.
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Drew Brees finished his last game with 255 yards through the air for New Orleans. He completed 24 passes out of 38 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Saints were led in rushing by Mark Ingram, who finished with 53 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Marques Colston led the team in receiving with 4 receptions for 69 yards. He had an average of 17 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game New Orleans got a total of 21 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 11 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 69 total plays for 323 yards for the game. The Saints ran for 104 yards on 27 attempts.
Cam Newton finished his last game with 195 yards through the air for Carolina. He completed 18 passes out of 37 attempts for a 49% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by Cam Newton, who finished with 76 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Greg Olsen led the team in receiving with 6 receptions for 70 yards. He had an average of 12 yards per reception in the contest. Carolina got a total of 25 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 13 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 72 total plays for 350 yards for the game. The Panthers ran for 172 yards on 33 attempts.
New Orleans is scoring 19 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 27 passes on 43 attempts for a 63% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 286.5 yards per game through the air as well. The Saints carry the ball for an average of 79 yards per game on 23.5 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry this season. They also run 69.5 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 365.5 yards per game. The Saints are averaging 19.5 first downs per game and they accumulate 94 penalty yards per game via 8.5 penalties.
New Orleans gives up an average of 250.5 passing yards and 28.5 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 16.5 completions per game on 26.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 62%. The Saints allow 129.5 rushing yards per game on 30 carries for a 4.3 average per play. New Orleans allows 380 total yards per game including 6.6 yards per play. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8 penalties for 60 yards per game.
Carolina averages 22 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 18 passes per game on 34 attempts for a 53% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 168 yards through the air per game thus far. The Panthers carry the ball for an average of 138.5 yards per game on 34 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. They also run 70 plays per game and average 4.4 yards per play for a total of 306.5 yards per game. The Panthers get an average of 21 first downs per game and they average 57 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties.
Carolina gives up 204 passing yards per outing and 13 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 24.5 completions on 49 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 50%. The Panthers allow 78.5 rushing yards per contest on 22 carries for a 3.6 average per rush. Carolina allows 282.5 total yards per game for an average of 3.8 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 47.5 yards in each contest.
New Orleans Betting Trends
New Orleans is 1-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
New Orleans has an ATS record of 0-2-0 this season
Carolina Betting Trends
Carolina is 0-1-1 against the over/under so far this season
Carolina has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/21/15 QB Drew Brees Rotator Cuff "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/20/15 LB Dannell Ellerbe Toe "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/18/15 LB Davis Tull Shoulder IR
09/14/15 S Rafael Bush Pectoral IR
09/04/15 S Jairus Byrd Knee out indefinitely
09/02/15 CB Keenan Lewis Hip expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/20/15 WR Jerricho Cotchery Leg injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
09/20/15 LB Luke Kuechly Concussion "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
09/20/15 TE Richie Brockel Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
09/20/15 DT Star Lotulelei Foot "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
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
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina
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