Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints Week 13 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/3/2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
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Mercedes-Benz Superdome is the venue for the game between the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 4 point favorites. The total has been set at 47.5. The Saints are 7-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-5-0. The Panthers are 7-4-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-5-0.
Valuable Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
The Carolina Panthers are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Carolina Panthers are 7-4-0 against the spread
Important New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
The New Orleans Saints are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The New Orleans Saints are 7-4-0 against the spread
Key Carolina Panthers Injuries
11/27/17 CB Daryl Worley Foot is "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/27/17 WR Devin Funchess Toe is "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/26/17 CB Captain Munnerlyn Illness is "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/26/17 LB Thomas Davis Thigh left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/26/17 TE Greg Olsen Foot left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/14/17 WR Curtis Samuel Ankle IR
11/03/17 DB Demetrious Cox Ankle IR
10/04/17 WR Damiere Byrd Forearm IR
09/30/17 LB Jeremy Cash Calf IR
09/04/17 WR Brenton Bersin Shoulder IR
Key New Orleans Saints Injuries
11/26/17 TE Coby Fleener Concussion injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
11/26/17 T Terron Armstead Hamstring left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
11/26/17 DB Ken Crawley Abdominal is "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
11/26/17 CB Marshon Lattimore Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
11/20/17 DE Alex Okafor Achilles is out for season
11/13/17 RB Daniel Lasco Back IR
10/04/17 LB Alex Anzalone Arm IR
10/03/17 T Zach Strief Knee IR
09/27/17 DT David Parry Ankle IR
09/24/17 DE Mitchell Loewen Ankle IR
09/08/17 LS Jon Dorenbos Illness out indefinitely
09/05/17 CB Delvin Breaux Fibula IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Carolina Panthers have run for 1,421 yards as a unit, which ranks 5th in the league. They've run 338 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 55 times for 455 yards so far this year, which has them 32nd in the NFL in penalties. They are 16th in the National Football League in points scored with 248. They have run 721 plays this year for 3,665 yards, which ranks them 17th in the NFL in total offense. The Panthers average 5.1 yards per play, which is 20th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 225 1st downs this season, ranking them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Cam Newton has completed 211 throws while attempting 350 passes for a completion percentage of 60.3%. He has passed for 2,400 yards this year. He averages 11.4 yards per completion and 6.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 81.1.
The Panthers rush defense has given up 235 attempts for 915 yards this season, putting them in 3rd place in the NFL against the run. They have had 67 penalties for 609 yards on defense this year. That places them 13th in the league. They've allowed a score on 29.8% of possessions on defense, which is 6th in the NFL. Carolina is 8th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 207. They have given up a total of 3,171 yards on D, which is 2nd in the league. The Panthers are 13th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has allowed 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 10th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 224 throws on 355 attempts against the Carolina Panthers defense this season, ranking them 9th and 6th in the league. The Carolina pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,256 yards in the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Carolina Panthers have tried 24 field goals this season and made 23, which is 10th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 95.8%. Carolina Panthers kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 21 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,171 yards on 46 punts, averaging 47.2 yards per punt. That ranks them 9th in the NFL in punting average. Carolina is 2nd in the NFL in punt returns with 32. They've totaled 268 punt return yards and are averaging 8.4 yards per return, which is 17th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 60 yards. They have returned 20 kicks for 426 yards on special teams, placing them 20th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 21.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 33 yards this season. They are 13th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 4,532.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Orleans Saints are 4th in the NFL in points scored with 322. They have run 702 plays this season for 4,503 yards, which ranks them 2nd in the league in total offense. The Saints average 6.4 yards per play, which is 1st in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 239 1st downs this year, placing them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New Orleans has run for 1,563 yards as a team, which ranks 3rd in the NFL. They've run 316 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Saints have been penalized on offense 69 times for 652 yards so far this season, which has them 21st in the league in penalties. Drew Brees has thrown for 3,029 yards this season. He has completed 266 passes on 373 attempts for a completion percentage of 71.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 104.1. He averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 11.4 yards per completion.
New Orleans is 12th in the league in points allowed on defense with 222. They have surrendered a total of 3,682 yards on D, which is 15th in the NFL. The Saints are ranked 22nd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense has given up 6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 13th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 228 passes on 373 attempts against the New Orleans defense this season, placing them 13th and 15th in the National Football League. The Saints pass defense has also given up a total of 2,440 yards through the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 270 attempts for 1,242 yards this year, putting them in 18th place in the league against the run. The New Orleans Saints have committed 78 penalties for 605 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 12th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 34.2% of possessions on defense, which is 13th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
New Orleans is ranked 17th in the league in punt returns with 22. They've accumulated 141 punt return yards and average 6.4 yards per return, which is 23rd in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 24 yards. They have returned 22 kicks for 430 yards on special teams, ranking 19th in kick return yardage. The Saints average 19.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 39 yards this year. They are 3rd in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,163. The New Orleans Saints have attempted 28 field goals this season and made 24, which is 8th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85.7%. New Orleans kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 32 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,790 yards on 37 punts, averaging 48.4 yards per punt. That places them 5th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Saints -4
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