Sunday, October 16, 2016
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The Carolina Panthers travel to Mercedes-Benz Superdome to play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, October 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Carolina as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45.5. The Panthers are 1-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Saints have an over/under record of 3-1-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
Derek Anderson finished with 278 yards through the air for Carolina last week. He completed 18 passes out of 28 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by Cameron Artis-Payne, who finished with 85 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Greg Olsen was the team leader in receiving with a total of 181 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game Carolina got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 53 total plays for 414 yards for the game. The Panthers ran for 136 yards on 25 attempts.
Drew Brees finished with 206 yards passing for New Orleans last week. He went 23 for 36, resulting in a 64% completion percentage. The Saints were led on the ground by Mark Ingram, who finished with 57 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Ingram led the team in receiving with 49 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. New Orleans had 21 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 72 total plays for 275 yards for the contest. The Saints ran for 84 yards on 34 carries as a team.
Carolina scores 25 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 11th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 37 attempts for a 62% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 267 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 10th in the league. The Panthers run for an average of 125 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 6th in the league. They also run 67 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 392 yards per game, ranking their offense 3rd overall this season. The Panthers average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 9th in the NFL. They accumulate 63 penalty yards per game via 7.8 penalties, which ranks 7th in the league.
Carolina allows 246 passing yards per game, ranking 15th, and they allow 27 points per contest on defense, which ranks 22nd. They give up 20 completions on 31 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65%. The Panthers allow 95 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 11th in the NFL. Carolina allows 341 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 12th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 46.2 yards per game, ranking them 10th among NFL teams.
New Orleans averages 29 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 5th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 29 passes per game on 44 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. They throw for 304 yards through the air per game, ranking them 2nd. The Saints run for an average of 82 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 28th on the ground. They also run 69 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 386 yards per game, ranking them 6th in the league on offense. The Saints get an average of 24 first downs per game, which ranks 2nd. They average 59.5 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, ranking them 20th in the NFL.
New Orleans allows an average of 301 passing yards per game, which ranks 29th in the league. Their defense overall allows 33 points per contest, which has them ranked 32nd. They give up 26 completions on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 68% per game. The Saints allow 122 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 4.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 27th in the NFL. New Orleans allows 423 total yards per game for an average of 6.3 yards per play, which ranks 31st in the league. They force 6.5 penalties for 61.8 yards in each contest, ranking 19th.
Carolina Betting Trends
Carolina is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Carolina has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
New Orleans Betting Trends
New Orleans is 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
New Orleans has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/10/16 QB Cam Newton Concussion "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/10/16 CB James Bradberry Toe "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/10/16 RB Jonathan Stewart Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/10/16 OT Michael Oher Concussion "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/07/16 CB Bene Benwikere None has been released
09/26/16 DT Vernon Butler Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/23/16 S Dean Marlowe Hamstring IR
08/31/16 WR LaRon Byrd Concussion IR
08/31/16 CB Leonard Johnson Ankle PUP
10/09/16 DE Paul Kruger Back "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/09/16 LB Dannell Ellerbe Quad "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/09/16 LB James Laurinaitis Quad "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/09/16 T Terron Armstead Knee "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/09/16 C Senio Kelemete Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/29/16 DE Obum Gwacham Undisclosed IR
09/22/16 CB P.J. Williams Concussion IR
09/12/16 CB Delvin Breaux Fibula expected to miss 6-8 weeks
09/12/16 TE Josh Hill Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/06/16 DT Sheldon Rankins Fibula IR
09/04/16 TE Michael Hoomanawanui Leg IR
08/31/16 CB Damian Swann Abdominal IR
08/31/16 LB Hau'oli Kikaha Knee PUP
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina
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