Sunday, December 11, 2016
Bank of America Stadium
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The San Diego Chargers take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Bank of America Stadium. The opening line for this game has Carolina as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 49.5. The Chargers are 7-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-3-1. The Panthers have an over/under record of 7-5-0 and they are 3-8-1 against the spread.
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Philip Rivers finished with 225 yards through the air for San Diego last week. He completed 15 passes out of 26 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Chargers were led in rushing by Melvin Gordon, who finished with 84 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Gordon was the team leader in receiving with a total of 54 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game San Diego got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 53 total plays for 330 yards for the game. The Chargers ran for 119 yards on 25 attempts.
Cam Newton finished with 182 yards passing for Carolina last week. He went 14 for 32, resulting in a 44% completion percentage. The Panthers were led on the ground by Jonathan Stewart, who finished with 50 yards on 11 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Ted Ginn Jr. led the team in receiving with 80 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Carolina had 14 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 54 total plays for 271 yards for the contest. The Panthers ran for 89 yards on 21 carries as a team.
San Diego scores 28 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 4th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 22 passes on 36 attempts for a 61% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 266 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 6th in the league. The Chargers run for an average of 101 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 20th in the league. They also run 64 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 368 yards per game, ranking their offense 10th overall this season. The Chargers average 22 first downs per game which ranks them 5th in the NFL. They accumulate 46.8 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, which ranks 16th in the league.
San Diego allows 271 passing yards per game, ranking 27th, and they allow 27 points per contest on defense, which ranks 27th. They give up 25 completions on 39 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64%. The Chargers allow 89 rushing yards per game on 24 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 3rd in the NFL. San Diego allows 360 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 19th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 8.7 penalties for 60.3 yards per game, ranking them 32nd among NFL teams.
Carolina averages 24 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 14th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 20 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. They throw for 238 yards through the air per game, ranking them 20th. The Panthers run for an average of 108 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 13th on the ground. They also run 65 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 346 yards per game, ranking them 18th in the league on offense. The Panthers get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 16th. They average 55.8 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, ranking them 21st in the NFL.
Carolina allows an average of 277 passing yards per game, which ranks 30th in the league. Their defense overall allows 27 points per contest, which has them ranked 28th. They give up 26 completions on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 68% per game. The Panthers allow 93 rushing yards per contest on 25 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 9th in the NFL. Carolina allows 370 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 24th in the league. They force 7.2 penalties for 60.8 yards in each contest, ranking 24th.
San Diego Betting Trends
San Diego is 8-3-1 against the over/under this season
San Diego has an ATS record of 7-5-0 this season
Carolina Betting Trends
Carolina is 7-5-0 against the over/under this season
Carolina has an ATS record of 3-8-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/04/16 CB Brandon Flowers Head "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
12/04/16 LB Jatavis Brown Knee "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
11/30/16 LB Jerry Attaochu Foot IR
11/16/16 NT Brandon Mebane Bicep IR
10/12/16 LB Nick Dzubnar Knee IR
10/05/16 CB Jason Verrett ACL IR
09/27/16 LB Manti Te'o Achilles IR
09/20/16 RB Danny Woodhead Knee IR
09/19/16 S Jahleel Addae Collarbone out indefinitely
09/11/16 WR Keenan Allen Knee IR
09/02/16 NT Sean Lissemore Undisclosed IR
09/02/16 WR Javontee Herndon Knee IR
09/02/16 TE Jeff Cumberland Achilles IR
08/31/16 G Chris Watt Knee PUP
08/31/16 G Donavon Clark Knee IR
08/30/16 RB Branden Oliver Achilles IR
08/11/16 WR Stevie Johnson Knee IR
12/05/16 CB Daryl Worley Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. San Diego
12/05/16 LB David Mayo Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. San Diego
12/04/16 T Daryl Williams Ankle "?" Sunday vs. San Diego
12/04/16 S Kurt Coleman Concussion "?" Sunday vs. San Diego
12/04/16 DE Mario Addison Foot "?" Sunday vs. San Diego
11/29/16 C Gino Gradkowski Knee IR
11/29/16 C Ryan Kalil Shoulder IR
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
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina -3
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