Sunday, January 24, 2016
Bank of America Stadium
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The Arizona Cardinals face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in the NFC Championship game. The opening line for this game has Carolina as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47.5.
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Carson Palmer finished with 349 yards through the air for Arizona in their 26-20 overtime win against Green Bay. He completed 25 passes out of 41 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by David Johnson, who finished with 35 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Larry Fitzgerald was the team leader in receiving with a total of 176 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game Arizona had 368 total yards on 63 plays. They gained 2 rushing first downs, 16 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 20 first downs on the game. The Cardinals rushed for 40 yards by way of 19 carries.
Cam Newton finished with 161 yards through the air for Carolina in their 31-24 win over Seattle. He completed 16 passes out of 22 attempts for a 73% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by Jonathan Stewart, who finished with 106 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Greg Olsen was the team leader in receiving with a total of 77 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Carolina had 295 total yards on 64 plays. They gained 7 rushing first downs, 12 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 19 first downs on the game. The Panthers rushed for 144 yards by way of 41 carries.
Arizona is scoring 31 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 22 passes on 35 attempts for a 63% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 289 yards per game through the air as well. The Cardinals are running for an average of 120 yards per game on 28 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. They are also running 65 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for an average of 408 yards per contest. The Cardinals manage 23 first downs per contest and they average a total of 46.1 penalty yards on 5.7 penalties.
Arizona allows 230 passing yards per game and 20 points per contest on defense. They give up 21 completions on 36 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58%. The Cardinals allow 91 rushing yards per game on 23 carries for a 4 average per play. Arizona gives up 322 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.1 penalties per game that total 73.9 yards as a unit.
Carolina averages 31 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 31 attempts for a 61% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 224 yards through the air per game thus far. The Panthers run for an average of 143 yards per game on 33 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season. They also run 66 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 367 yards in each contest. The Panthers are gaining 22 first downs per contest and they average 53.6 penalty yards on 6.2 penalties per game.
Carolina allows an average of 235 passing yards and 19 points per contest. They give up 24 completions on 41 attempts for a completion percentage of 59% per game. The Panthers allow 88 rushing yards per contest on 23 carries for a 3.8 average per rush. Carolina gives up 323 total yards per game including an average of 4.9 per play. They create an average of 2.4 turnovers per game and 6 penalties for 49.5 yards each game.
Arizona Betting Trends
Arizona is 9-8-0 against the over/under so far this season
Arizona has an ATS record of 9-8-0 this season
Carolina Betting Trends
Carolina is 11-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
Carolina has an ATS record of 12-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/21/15 S Tyrann Mathieu Knee IR
12/10/15 G Earl Watford Undisclosed IR
12/01/15 RB Chris Johnson Leg IR - designated to return
11/26/15 LB LaMarr Woodley Chest IR
10/15/15 S Chris Clemons Hamstring IR
10/13/15 LB Kenny Demens Knee out indefinitely
09/10/15 TE Ifeanyi Momah Knee out indefinitely
09/04/15 DL Corey Peters Achilles IR
09/04/15 LB Daryl Washington Suspension out indefinitely
01/12/16 LB Alex Okafor Toe IR
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
01/18/16 TE Greg Olsen Shoulder probable Sunday vs. Arizona
01/18/16 RB Jonathan Stewart Foot probable Sunday vs. Arizona
01/18/16 DE Jared Allen Foot out for season
01/17/16 RB Foswhitt Whittaker Leg "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
01/04/16 CB Charles Tillman Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina
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