Carolina Panthers at New England Patriots Week 4 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/1/2017
Sunday, October 1, 2017
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Gillette Stadium is the venue for the game between the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots on Sunday, October 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New England as 8.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 47. The Patriots are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-0-0. The Panthers are 1-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-2-0.
Valuable Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
The Carolina Panthers are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Carolina Panthers are 1-2-0 against the spread
Important New England Patriots Betting Trends
The New England Patriots are 3-0-0 against the over/under
The New England Patriots are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key Carolina Panthers Injuries
09/26/17 WR Kelvin Benjamin Knee doubtful Sunday vs. New England
09/24/17 LB Jeremy Cash Calf "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/24/17 C Ryan Kalil Neck "?" Sunday vs. New England
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 New England Patriots Injuries
09/24/17 LB Dont'a Hightower Knee "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/24/17 DB Eric Rowe Groin "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/24/17 OL Marcus Cannon Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/24/17 RB Rex Burkhead Ribs "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/22/17 DT Vincent Valentine Knee IR
09/06/17 WR Malcolm Mitchell Knee IR
09/05/17 WR Julian Edelman ACL IR
09/04/17 LB Shea McClellin Undisclosed IR
09/01/17 CB Cyrus Jones ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Carolina Panthers have run for 325 yards as a unit, which ranks 13th in the league. They've run 88 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 12 times for 85 yards so far this year, which has them 31st in the NFL in penalties. They are 29th in the National Football League in points scored with 45. They have run 188 plays this year for 830 yards, which ranks them 27th in the NFL in total offense. The Panthers average 4.4 yards per play, which is 30th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 57 1st downs this season, ranking them 18th overall as an offensive unit. Cam Newton has completed 51 throws while attempting 83 passes for a completion percentage of 61.4%. He has passed for 566 yards this year. He averages 11.1 yards per completion and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 69.7.
The Panthers rush defense has given up 65 attempts for 269 yards this season, putting them in 15th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 16 penalties for 128 yards on defense this year. That places them 4th in the league. They've allowed a score on 26.7% of possessions on defense, which is 4th in the NFL. Carolina is 3rd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 40. They have given up a total of 755 yards on D, which is 2nd in the league. The Panthers are 7th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense has allowed 5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 4th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 63 throws on 89 attempts against the Carolina Panthers defense this season, ranking them 18th and 7th in the league. The Carolina pass defense has also surrendered a total of 486 yards in the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Carolina Panthers have tried 8 field goals this season and made 8, which is 4th in the league. Carolina Panthers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this season. Their punters have accumulated 533 yards on 12 punts, averaging 44.4 yards per punt. That ranks them 21st in the NFL in punting average. Carolina is 3rd in the NFL in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 49 punt return yards and are averaging 4.9 yards per return, which is 25th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 11 yards. They have returned 1 kick for 30 yards on special teams, placing them 30th in kick return yardage. They are 29th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 987.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New England Patriots are 2nd in the NFL in points scored with 99. They have run 206 plays this season for 1,322 yards, which ranks them 1st in the league in total offense. The Patriots average 6.4 yards per play, which is 4th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 75 1st downs this year, placing them 1st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New England has run for 302 yards as a team, which ranks 16th in the NFL. They've run 86 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Patriots have been penalized on offense 20 times for 190 yards so far this season, which has them 21st in the league in penalties. Tom Brady has thrown for 1,092 yards this season. He has completed 71 passes on 110 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 121.5. He averages 9.9 yards per pass attempt and 15.4 yards per completion.
New England is 32nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 95. They have surrendered a total of 1,383 yards on D, which is 32nd in the NFL. The Patriots are ranked 32nd in yards per play allowed with 7.1. Their pass defense has given up 8.3 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 29th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 77 passes on 113 attempts against the New England defense this season, placing them 28th and 25th in the National Football League. The Patriots pass defense has also given up a total of 992 yards through the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 76 attempts for 391 yards this year, putting them in 26th place in the league against the run. The New England Patriots have committed 30 penalties for 234 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 27th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 44.4% of possessions on defense, which is 30th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
New England is ranked 25th in the league in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 61 punt return yards and average 15.3 yards per return, which is 3rd in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 33 yards. They have returned 5 kicks for 93 yards on special teams, ranking 18th in kick return yardage. The Patriots average 18.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 26 yards this year. They are 1st in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,548. The New England Patriots have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 5, which is 14th in the National Football League. New England kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 10 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 625 yards on 15 punts, averaging 41.7 yards per punt. That places them 32nd in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Patriots NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Patriots -8.5
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