Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The Carolina Panthers travel to CenturyLink Field to play the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, December 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Seattle as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45. The Panthers are 3-7-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Seahawks have an over/under record of 5-6-0 and they are 6-5-0 against the spread.
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Cam Newton finished with 246 yards through the air for Carolina last week. He completed 14 passes out of 28 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by Jonathan Stewart, who finished with 96 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Ted Ginn Jr. was the team leader in receiving with a total of 115 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 29 yards per reception. As a team in that game Carolina got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 55 total plays for 358 yards for the game. The Panthers ran for 129 yards on 25 attempts.
Russell Wilson finished with 151 yards passing for Seattle last week. He went 17 for 33, resulting in a 52% completion percentage. The Seahawks were led on the ground by Wilson, who finished with 80 yards on 8 carries. He ended the game with an average of 10 yards per rush. Jimmy Graham led the team in receiving with 67 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Seattle had 16 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 61 total plays for 245 yards for the contest. The Seahawks ran for 127 yards on 22 carries as a team.
Carolina scores 25 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 10th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 20 passes on 35 attempts for a 57% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 243 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 19th in the league. The Panthers run for an average of 109 yards per game on 28 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 13th in the league. They also run 66 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 353 yards per game, ranking their offense 14th overall this season. The Panthers average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 14th in the NFL. They accumulate 55.1 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, which ranks 20th in the league.
Carolina allows 275 passing yards per game, ranking 29th, and they allow 26 points per contest on defense, which ranks 24th. They give up 26 completions on 38 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 68%. The Panthers allow 79 rushing yards per game on 24 carries for an average of 3.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 2nd in the NFL. Carolina allows 355 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 17th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.4 penalties for 63 yards per game, ranking them 22nd among NFL teams.
Seattle averages 20 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 23rd in the league. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. They throw for 253 yards through the air per game, ranking them 14th. The Seahawks run for an average of 89 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 27th on the ground. They also run 61 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 342 yards per game, ranking them 17th in the league on offense. The Seahawks get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 26th. They average 64.5 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, ranking them 12th in the NFL.
Seattle allows an average of 235 passing yards per game, which ranks 10th in the league. Their defense overall allows 17 points per contest, which has them ranked 1st. They give up 23 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 64% per game. The Seahawks allow 100 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 13th in the NFL. Seattle allows 336 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 7th in the league. They force 6.6 penalties for 56.9 yards in each contest, ranking 9th.
Carolina Betting Trends
Carolina is 6-5-0 against the over/under this season
Carolina has an ATS record of 3-7-1 this season
Seattle Betting Trends
Seattle is 5-6-0 against the over/under this season
Seattle has an ATS record of 6-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/27/16 DE Mario Addison Foot "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
11/27/16 C Ryan Kalil Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
11/25/16 OT Michael Oher Concussion IR
11/21/16 LB Luke Kuechly Concussion out indefinitely
10/28/16 CB Teddy Williams Knee IR
10/07/16 CB Bene Benwikere None has been released
09/23/16 S Dean Marlowe Hamstring IR
08/31/16 WR LaRon Byrd Concussion IR
11/27/16 S Earl Thomas Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
11/27/16 TE Luke Willson Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
11/27/16 DE Michael Bennett Knee "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
11/27/16 LB Brock Coyle Foot "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
11/27/16 DB Deshawn Shead Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
11/21/16 RB C.J. Prosise Shoulder expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/18/16 DT Garrison Smith Undisclosed IR
09/08/16 G Germain Ifedi Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle -6.5
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