Monday, December 19, 2016
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The Carolina Panthers travel to FedExField to play the Washington Redskins on Monday, December 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Washington as 4 point favorites and the over/under was set at 51. The Panthers are 4-8-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-6-0. The Redskins have an over/under record of 11-2-0 and they are 9-4-0 against the spread.
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Cam Newton finished with 160 yards through the air for Carolina last week. He completed 10 passes out of 27 attempts for a 37% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by Jonathan Stewart, who finished with 66 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Greg Olsen was the team leader in receiving with a total of 87 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game Carolina got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 67 total plays for 272 yards for the game. The Panthers ran for 126 yards on 38 attempts.
Kirk Cousins finished with 234 yards passing for Washington last week. He went 14 for 21, resulting in a 67% completion percentage. The Redskins were led on the ground by Rob Kelley, who finished with 63 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. DeSean Jackson led the team in receiving with 102 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 34 yards per reception. Washington had 16 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 46 total plays for 334 yards for the contest. The Redskins ran for 107 yards on 23 carries as a team.
Carolina scores 24 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 13th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 19 passes on 35 attempts for a 54% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 231 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 23rd 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 65 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 340 yards per game, ranking their offense 19th overall this season. The Panthers average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 15th in the NFL. They accumulate 54.2 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranks 23rd in the league.
Carolina allows 272 passing yards per game, ranking 30th, and they allow 26 points per contest on defense, which ranks 26th. They give up 25 completions on 38 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 66%. The Panthers allow 90 rushing yards per game on 24 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 6th in the NFL. Carolina allows 363 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 23rd in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.2 penalties for 58.6 yards per game, ranking them 22nd among NFL teams.
Washington averages 25 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 8th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 26 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. They throw for 303 yards through the air per game, ranking them 2nd. The Redskins run for an average of 109 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 12th on the ground. They also run 64 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 412 yards per game, ranking them 2nd in the league on offense. The Redskins get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 6th. They average 55.7 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 7th in the NFL.
Washington allows an average of 258 passing yards per game, which ranks 24th in the league. Their defense overall allows 24 points per contest, which has them ranked 22nd. They give up 25 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 68% per game. The Redskins allow 113 rushing yards per contest on 25 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 22nd in the NFL. Washington allows 371 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 26th in the league. They force 6.5 penalties for 66.7 yards in each contest, ranking 21st.
Carolina Betting Trends
Carolina is 7-6-0 against the over/under this season
Carolina has an ATS record of 4-8-1 this season
Washington Betting Trends
Washington is 11-2-0 against the over/under this season
Washington has an ATS record of 9-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/11/16 DE Charles Johnson Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Washington
12/11/16 T Daryl Williams Ankle "?" Monday vs. Washington
12/11/16 LB David Mayo Concussion "?" Monday vs. Washington
12/11/16 LB Luke Kuechly Concussion "?" Monday vs. Washington
11/29/16 C Gino Gradkowski Knee IR
11/29/16 C Ryan Kalil Shoulder IR
11/25/16 OT Michael Oher Concussion IR
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
12/12/16 S Su'a Cravens Bicep injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Carolina
12/11/16 DE Anthony Lanier Leg "?" Monday vs. Carolina
12/11/16 S Will Blackmon Concussion "?" Monday vs. Carolina
12/11/16 G Shawn Lauvao Groin "?" Monday vs. Carolina
12/11/16 G Spencer Long Concussion "?" Monday vs. Carolina
11/07/16 TE Niles Paul Shoulder IR
10/21/16 WR Josh Doctson Achilles IR
10/05/16 S David Bruton Jr. Concussion IR
09/28/16 C Kory Lichtensteiger Calf IR
09/26/16 S DeAngelo Hall Knee IR
09/21/16 NT Kedric Golston Hamstring IR
08/31/16 RB Keith Marshall Elbow IR
07/26/16 LB Junior Galette Achilles IR
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -4
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