Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers Week 9 NFL Picks & Predictions 11/5/2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Bank of America Stadium
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The Atlanta Falcons head to Bank of America Stadium to play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Carolina as 1.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 44. The Falcons are 2-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-4-0. The Panthers are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-4-0.
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Valuable Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends
The Atlanta Falcons are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Falcons are 2-5-0 against the spread
Important Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
The Carolina Panthers are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Carolina Panthers are 4-4-0 against the spread
Key Atlanta Falcons Injuries
10/29/17 LB Duke Riley Knee is "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/03/17 DE Jack Crawford Bicep IR
09/07/17 LB LaRoy Reynolds Pectoral IR
Key Carolina Panthers Injuries
10/29/17 C Ryan Kalil Neck is "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
10/29/17 G Trai Turner Knee injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
10/29/17 DB Demetrious Cox Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
10/29/17 RB Fozzy Whittaker Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
10/04/17 WR Damiere Byrd Forearm IR
09/30/17 LB Jeremy Cash Calf IR
09/18/17 TE Greg Olsen Foot IR
09/04/17 WR Brenton Bersin Shoulder IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Atlanta Falcons are 20th in the National Football League in points scored with 153. They have run 424 plays this year for 2,621 yards, which ranks them 9th in the NFL in total offense. The Falcons average 6.2 yards per play, which is 2nd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 146 1st downs this season, ranking them 14th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Atlanta has run for 863 yards as a unit, which ranks 15th in the league. They've run 180 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Falcons have been penalized on offense 44 times for 401 yards so far this year, which has them 28th in the NFL in penalties. Matt Ryan has passed for 1,844 yards this year. He's completed 153 throws while attempting 232 passes for a completion percentage of 65.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 92.3. He averages 12.1 yards per completion and 7.9 yards per pass attempt.
Atlanta is 14th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 152. They have given up a total of 2,244 yards on D, which is 6th in the league. The Falcons are 10th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has allowed 5.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 10th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 162 throws on 250 attempts against the Atlanta Falcons defense this season, ranking them 19th and 14th in the league. The Atlanta pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,529 yards in the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 178 attempts for 715 yards this season, putting them in 11th place in the NFL against the run. The Falcons have had 50 penalties for 420 yards on defense this year. That places them 13th in the league. They've allowed a score on 41.4% of possessions on defense, which is 29th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Atlanta is 30th in the NFL in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 83 punt return yards and are averaging 8.3 yards per return, which is 16th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 27 yards. They have returned 17 kicks for 339 yards on special teams, placing them 9th in kick return yardage. The Falcons average 19.9 yards per kick return and have a long of 61 yards this season. They are 11th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 3,129. The Atlanta Falcons have tried 17 field goals this season and made 14, which is 15th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 82.4%. Atlanta Falcons kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 970 yards on 22 punts, averaging 44.1 yards per punt. That ranks them 26th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Carolina Panthers have run for 781 yards as a team, which ranks 18th in the NFL. They've run 231 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 34 times for 305 yards so far this season, which has them 32nd in the league in penalties. They are 23rd in the NFL in points scored with 148. They have run 523 plays this season for 2,488 yards, which ranks them 17th in the league in total offense. The Panthers average 4.8 yards per play, which is 27th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 158 1st downs this year, placing them 6th overall as an offensive unit. Cam Newton averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 11.1 yards per completion. He has completed 166 passes on 263 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.1%. His quarterback rating is 79.1. He has thrown for 1,841 yards this season.
The Panthers rush defense has allowed 174 attempts for 653 yards this year, putting them in 6th place in the league against the run. Carolina has committed 45 penalties for 414 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 9th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 29.4% of possessions on defense, which is 4th in the league. They are 8th in the league in points allowed on defense with 142. They have surrendered a total of 2,112 yards on D, which is 4th in the NFL. The Carolina Panthers are ranked 5th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense has given up 5.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 7th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 159 passes on 244 attempts against the Carolina defense this season, placing them 17th and 11th in the National Football League. The Panthers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,459 yards through the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Carolina Panthers have attempted 18 field goals this season and made 17, which is 8th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 94.4%. Carolina kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 13 for 14 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,554 yards on 33 punts, averaging 47.1 yards per punt. That places them 11th in the NFL in punting average. Carolina is ranked 4th in the league in punt returns with 22. They've accumulated 161 punt return yards and average 7.3 yards per return, which is 20th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 25 yards. They have returned 14 kicks for 296 yards on special teams, ranking 14th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 21.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 33 yards this year. They are 14th in the league in all-purpose yards with 3,096.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers -1.5
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