Sunday, September 18, 2016
Bank of America Stadium
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The San Francisco 49ers take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Bank of America Stadium. The opening line for this game has Carolina as 13.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 48.5. The 49ers are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Panthers have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
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Blaine Gabbert finished with 170 yards through the air for San Francisco last week. He completed 22 passes out of 35 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The 49ers were led in rushing by Carlos Hyde, who finished with 88 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Jeremy Kerley was the team leader in receiving with a total of 61 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. As a team in that game San Francisco got a total of 28 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 77 total plays for 320 yards for the game. The 49ers ran for 150 yards on 42 attempts.
Cam Newton finished with 194 yards through the air for Carolina last week. He completed 18 passes out of 33 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by Jonathan Stewart, who finished with 64 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Kelvin Benjamin was the team leader in receiving with a total of 91 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Carolina got a total of 21 first downs in that game. 8 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 333 yards for the game. The Panthers ran for 157 yards on 32 attempts.
San Francisco scores 28 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 9th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 22 passes on 35 attempts for a 63% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 170 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 27th in the league. The 49ers run for an average of 150 yards per game on 42 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 5th in the league. They also run 77 plays per contest and average 4.2 yards per play for an average of 320 yards per game, ranking their offense 21st overall this season. The 49ers average 28 first downs per game which ranks them 2nd in the NFL. They accumulate 10 penalty yards per game via 2 penalties, which ranks 31st in the league.
San Francisco allows 120 passing yards per game, ranking 2nd, and they allow 0 points per contest on defense, which ranks 1st. They give up 17 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 49%. The 49ers allow 65 rushing yards per game on 23 carries for an average of 2.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 7th in the NFL. San Francisco allows 185 total yards per game including 3.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 2nd in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 10 penalties for 102 yards per game, ranking them 31st among NFL teams.
Carolina averages 20 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 22nd in the league. In the passing department, they complete 18 passes per game on 33 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. They throw for 176 yards through the air per game, ranking them 26th. The Panthers run for an average of 157 yards per game on 32 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 2nd on the ground. They also run 68 plays per game and average 4.9 yards per play for a total of 333 yards per game, ranking them 19th in the league on offense. The Panthers get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 14th. They average 85 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, ranking them 7th in the NFL.
Carolina allows an average of 159 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 4th in the league. Their defense overall allows 21 points per contest, which has them ranked 13th. They give up 18 completions on 26 attempts for a completion percentage of 69% per game. The Panthers allow 148 rushing yards per contest on 29 carries for a 5.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 27th in the NFL. Carolina allows 307 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 8th in the league. They force 4 penalties for 22 yards in each contest, ranking 8th.
San Francisco Betting Trends
San Francisco is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
San Francisco has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Carolina Betting Trends
Carolina is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Carolina has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/12/16 CB Chris Davis Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/12/16 NT Ian Williams Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/12/16 CB Keith Reaser Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/06/16 CB Will Redmond ACL IR
09/02/16 QB Thad Lewis Knee out for season
09/01/16 LB Aaron Lynch Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
08/30/16 WR Bruce Ellington Hamstring IR
09/11/16 S Dean Marlowe Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. San Francisco
08/31/16 WR LaRon Byrd Concussion IR
08/31/16 CB Leonard Johnson Ankle PUP
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina
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