Carolina Panthers at Detroit Lions Week 5 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/8/2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017
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The Carolina Panthers travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 43.5. The Panthers have an ATS record of 2-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Lions have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread.
Valuable Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
The Carolina Panthers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Carolina Panthers are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Lions are 3-1-0 against the spread
Key Carolina Panthers Injuries
10/02/17 S Kurt Coleman Knee doubtful Sunday vs. Detroit
10/01/17 DT Kyle Love Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/01/17 DE Mario Addison Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/01/17 C Ryan Kalil Neck "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/01/17 WR Curtis Samuel Back "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/01/17 DE Daeshon Hall Knee "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/01/17 WR Damiere Byrd Forearm injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/01/17 CB Daryl Worley Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/30/17 LB Jeremy Cash Calf IR
09/18/17 TE Greg Olsen Foot IR
09/04/17 WR Brenton Bersin Shoulder IR
09/04/17 DE Charles Johnson Knee IR
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
10/02/17 RB Ameer Abdullah Ankle probable Sunday vs. Carolina
10/01/17 DE Armonty Bryant Suspension Served probable Sunday vs. Carolina
10/01/17 S Don Carey Knee "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/01/17 LB Jarrad Davis Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/01/17 G Zac Kerin Knee "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/01/17 WR Kenny Golladay Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/01/17 LB Paul Worrilow Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/26/17 G Joe Dahl Leg IR
09/22/17 RB Dwayne Washington Quad out indefinitely
09/13/17 T Corey Robinson Foot IR
09/11/17 P Kasey Redfern Knee IR
09/05/17 DE Kerry Hyder Jr. Achilles IR
09/05/17 RB Mike James Concussion IR
09/04/17 P Sam Martin Foot PUP
08/28/17 T Taylor Decker Shoulder PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Carolina Panthers are 19th in the NFL in points scored with 78. They have run 248 plays this season for 1,274 yards, which ranks them 21st in the league in total offense. The Panthers average 5.1 yards per play, which is 20th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 85 1st downs this year, placing them 9th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Carolina has run for 465 yards as a team, which ranks 13th in the NFL. They've run 117 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 13 times for 118 yards so far this season, which has them 32nd in the league in penalties. Cam Newton has thrown for 882 yards this season. He has completed 73 passes on 112 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.2%. His quarterback rating is 85.5. He averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 12.1 yards per completion.
Carolina is 7th in the league in points allowed on defense with 70. They have surrendered a total of 1,128 yards on D, which is 5th in the NFL. The Panthers are ranked 7th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. 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 95 passes on 134 attempts against the Carolina Panthers defense this season, placing them 25th and 16th in the National Football League. The Carolina pass defense has also given up a total of 779 yards through the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 84 attempts for 349 yards this year, putting them in 9th place in the league against the run. The Panthers have committed 23 penalties for 183 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 4th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 35.9% of possessions on defense, which is 17th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Carolina is ranked 3rd in the league in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 49 punt return yards and average 4.9 yards per return, which is 25th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 11 yards. They have returned 1 kick for 30 yards on special teams, ranking 30th in kick return yardage. They are 29th in the league in all-purpose yards with 987. The Carolina Panthers have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 8, which is 4th in the National Football League. Carolina Panthers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 533 yards on 12 punts, averaging 44.4 yards per punt. That places them 21st in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions have run for 388 yards as a unit, which ranks 19th in the league. They've run 109 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Lions have been penalized on offense 31 times for 308 yards so far this year, which has them 9th in the NFL in penalties. They are 10th in the National Football League in points scored with 99. They have run 259 plays this year for 1,199 yards, which ranks them 23rd in the NFL in total offense. The Lions average 4.6 yards per play, which is 29th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 71 1st downs this season, ranking them 24th overall as an offensive unit. Matthew Stafford has completed 88 throws while attempting 138 passes for a completion percentage of 63.8%. He has passed for 887 yards this year. He averages 10.1 yards per completion and 6.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 95.9.
The Lions rush defense has given up 86 attempts for 345 yards this season, putting them in 7th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 23 penalties for 183 yards on defense this year. That places them 3rd in the league. They've allowed a score on 25.5% of possessions on defense, which is 2nd in the NFL. Detroit is 6th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 70. They have given up a total of 1,290 yards on D, which is 17th in the league. The Lions are 21st in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has allowed 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 15th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 89 throws on 145 attempts against the Detroit Lions defense this season, ranking them 20th and 25th in the league. The Lions pass defense has also surrendered a total of 945 yards in the air, which is 22nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Detroit Lions have tried 6 field goals this season and made 6, which is 11th in the league. Detroit kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this season. Their punters have accumulated 637 yards on 15 punts, averaging 42.5 yards per punt. That ranks them 30th in the NFL in punting average. Detroit is 13th in the NFL in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 159 punt return yards and are averaging 22.7 yards per return, which is 1st in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 88 yards. They have returned 5 kicks for 75 yards on special teams, placing them 25th in kick return yardage. The Lions average 15 yards per kick return and have a long of 18 yards this season. They are 14th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,203.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers +2.5
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