Buffalo Bills at Carolina Panthers Week 2 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/17/2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Bank of America Stadium
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The Buffalo Bills head to Bank of America Stadium to play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Carolina as 4.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 42. The Bills are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Panthers are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-1-0.
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Valuable Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bills are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bills are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
The Carolina Panthers are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Carolina Panthers are 1-0-0 against the spread
Key Buffalo Bills Injuries
09/11/17 CB E.J. Gaines Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/10/17 DT Jerel Worthy Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/10/17 LB Tanner Vallejo Knee "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/07/17 QB T.J. Yates Concussion IR
09/07/16 T Seantrel Henderson Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
07/30/17 S Colt Anderson Foot PUP
Key Carolina Panthers Injuries
09/10/17 CB Cole Luke Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
09/10/17 LB Jared Norris Groin "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
09/10/17 DT Vernon Butler Knee "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
09/04/17 WR Brenton Bersin Shoulder IR
09/04/17 DE Charles Johnson Knee IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bills are 13th in the National Football League in points scored with 21. They have run 72 plays this year for 408 yards, which ranks them 3rd in the NFL in total offense. The Bills average 5.7 yards per play, which is 6th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 23 1st downs this season, ranking them 5th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Buffalo has run for 190 yards as a unit, which ranks 1st in the league. They've run 42 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Bills have been penalized on offense 6 times for 50 yards so far this year, which has them 15th in the NFL in penalties. Tyrod Taylor has passed for 224 yards this year. He's completed 16 throws while attempting 28 passes for a completion percentage of 57.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 92. He averages 14 yards per completion and 8 yards per pass attempt.
Buffalo is 9th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 12. They have given up a total of 214 yards on D, which is 4th in the league. The Bills are 6th in yards per play allowed with 3.9. Their pass defense has allowed 4.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 7th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 26 throws on 39 attempts against the Buffalo Bills defense this season, ranking them 23rd and 24th in the league. The Buffalo pass defense has also surrendered a total of 176 yards in the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 15 attempts for 38 yards this season, putting them in 5th place in the NFL against the run. The Bills have had 5 penalties for 62 yards on defense this year. That places them 20th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Buffalo is 1st in the NFL in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 35 punt return yards and are averaging 8.8 yards per return, which is 10th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 19 yards. They have returned 1 kick for 23 yards on special teams, placing them 17th in kick return yardage. They are 3rd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 472. Buffalo Bills kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this season. Their punters have accumulated 257 yards on 6 punts, averaging 42.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 20th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Carolina Panthers have run for 116 yards as a team, which ranks 10th in the NFL. They've run 38 times, averaging 3.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 5 times for 40 yards so far this season, which has them 24th in the league in penalties. They are 11th in the NFL in points scored with 23. They have run 63 plays this season for 287 yards, which ranks them 18th in the league in total offense. The Panthers average 4.6 yards per play, which is 20th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 20 1st downs this year, placing them 14th overall as an offensive unit. Cam Newton averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 12.2 yards per completion. He has completed 14 passes on 25 attempts for a completion percentage of 56%. His quarterback rating is 87.2. He has thrown for 171 yards this season.
The Panthers rush defense has allowed 15 attempts for 51 yards this year, putting them in 7th place in the league against the run. Carolina has committed 10 penalties for 74 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 25th in the NFL. They are 5th in the league in points allowed on defense with 3. They have surrendered a total of 217 yards on D, which is 5th in the NFL. The Carolina Panthers are ranked 7th in yards per play allowed with 4. Their pass defense has given up 4.3 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 6th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 24 passes on 35 attempts against the Carolina defense this season, placing them 21st and 18th in the National Football League. The Panthers pass defense has also given up a total of 166 yards through the air, which is 9th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Carolina Panthers have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 3, which is 9th in the National Football League. Carolina kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 2 for 2 this year. Their punters have totaled 155 yards on 3 punts, averaging 51.5 yards per punt. That places them 4th in the NFL in punting average. Carolina is ranked 12th in the league in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 7 punt return yards and average 2.3 yards per return, which is 21st in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 4 yards. They are 25th in the league in all-purpose yards with 294.
Who will win tonight's Bills/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers -4.5
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