Sunday, February 7, 2016
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The Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7 at Levi's 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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Cam Newton had 335 yards through the air for Carolina in their 49-15 win over Arizona in the NFC Championship. He completed 19 passes out of 28 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by Jonathan Stewart, who finished with 83 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Philly Brown was the team leader in receiving with a total of 113 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 28 yards per reception. As a team in that game Carolina got a total of 21 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 11 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 66 total plays for 476 yards for the game. The Panthers ran for 152 yards on 37 attempts.
Peyton Manning finished with 176 yards through the air for Denver in their 20-18 victory over New England in the AFC Championship. He completed 17 passes out of 32 attempts for a 53% completion percentage. The Broncos were led in rushing by C.J. Anderson, who finished with 72 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Emmanuel Sanders was the team leader in receiving with a total of 62 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Denver got a total of 12 first downs by way of 2 rushing, 9 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 65 total plays for 244 yards for the game. The Broncos ran for 99 yards on 30 attempts.
Carolina is scoring 31 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 19 passes on 31 attempts for a 61% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 224 yards per game through the air as well. The Panthers are running for an average of 143 yards per game on 33 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. They also run 66 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 367 yards per game. The Panthers are averaging 22 first downs per game and they accumulate 53.2 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties.
Carolina allows 235 passing yards per game and 19 points per contest on defense. They give up 24 completions on 41 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59%. The Panthers allow 88 rushing yards per game on 23 carries for a 3.8 average per play. Carolina allows 323 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.1 penalties for 49.6 yards per game.
Denver averages 22 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 61% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 248 yards through the air per game thus far. The Broncos run for an average of 107 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season. They also run 66 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 356 yards per game. The Broncos get an average of 20 first downs per game and they average 64.6 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties.
Denver allows an average of 200 passing yards and 19 points per contest. They give up 22 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 61% per game. The Broncos allow 84 rushing yards per contest on 26 carries for a 3.2 average per rush. Denver allows 283 total yards per game for an average of 4.4 yards per play. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 48 yards in each contest.
Carolina Betting Trends
Carolina is 12-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
Carolina has an ATS record of 13-5-0 this season
Denver Betting Trends
Denver is 6-11-1 against the over/under so far this season
Denver has an ATS record of 9-8-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
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
01/24/16 S Roman Harper Eye injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Denver
01/24/16 LB Thomas Davis Arm injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Denver
01/24/16 DE Jared Allen Foot "?" Sunday vs. Denver
01/04/16 CB Charles Tillman Knee out for season
12/23/15 S David Bruton Fibula IR
11/03/15 T Ty Sambrailo Shoulder IR
09/04/15 DT Marvin Austin Groin IR
05/29/15 OT Ryan Clady Knee IR
01/25/16 S Darian Stewart Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
01/25/16 S T.J. Ward Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
01/18/16 S Omar Bolden Knee IR
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