Carolina Panthers at San Francisco 49ers Week 1 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/10/2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
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The Carolina Panthers travel to Levi's Stadium to take on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Carolina as 4 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 48.5. The Panthers had an ATS record of 6-9-1 last season while their over/under record was 7-8-1. The 49ers had an over/under record of 10-6-0 and they were 4-11-1 against the spread.
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Valuable Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
The Carolina Panthers were 7-8-1 against the over/under last season
The Carolina Panthers were 6-9-1 against the spread last year
Important San Francisco 49ers Betting Trends
The San Francisco 49ers were 10-6-0 against the over/under last season
The San Francisco 49ers were 4-11-1 against the spread last year
Key Carolina Panthers Injuries
08/12/17 DT Vernon Butler Knee "?" Sunday vs. San Francisco
Key San Francisco 49ers Injuries
08/18/17 DB Jimmie Ward Hamstring probable Sunday vs. Carolina
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Carolina Panthers were 15th in the NFL in points scored with 369 last season. They ran 1,052 plays last year for 5,499 yards, which ranked them 19th in the league in total offense. The Panthers averaged 5.2 yards per play, which was 24th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 318 1st downs last year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Carolina ran for 1,814 yards as a team, which ranked 10th in the NFL. They ran 453 times last year, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers were penalized on offense 98 times for 835 yards last season, which had them 26th in the league in penalties. Cam Newton threw for 3,509 yards last season. He completed 270 passes on 510 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.9%. His QBR last year was 53.1 while is quarterback rating was 75.8. He averaged 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 13.0 yards per completion.
Carolina was 26th in the league in points allowed on defense with 402 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,756 yards on D, which was 21st in the NFL. The Panthers were ranked 23rd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense gave up 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 22nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 409 passes on 612 attempts against the Carolina Panthers defense last season, placing them 30th and 28th in the National Football League. The Carolina pass defense also gave up a total of 4,291 yards through the air, which was 29th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 376 attempts for 1,465 yards last year, putting them in 6th place in the league against the run. The Panthers committed 112 penalties for 907 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 12th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 36.2% of possessions on defense, which was 19th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Carolina was ranked 20th in the league in punt returns last season with 29. They accumulated 202 punt return yards and averaged 7 yards per return, which was 23rd in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 19 yards. They returned 37 kicks for 828 yards on special teams, ranking 11th in kick return yardage. The Panthers averaged 22.4 yards per kick return and had a long of 59 yards last year. They were 17th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,806. The Carolina Panthers attempted 38 field goals last season and made 30, which was 9th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 78.9%. Carolina Panthers kickers made 91% of their extra points, going 31 for 34 last year. Their punters totaled 3,481 yards on 76 punts, averaging 29 yards per punt. That placed them 15th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The San Francisco 49ers ran for 2,019 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 4th in the league. They ran 458 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The 49ers were penalized on offense 99 times for 831 yards last season, which had them 25th in the NFL in penalties. They were 27th in the National Football League in points scored with 309. They ran 996 plays last year for 4,930 yards, which ranked them 31st in the NFL in total offense. The 49ers averaged 4.9 yards per play, which was 30th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 287 1st downs last season, ranking them 30th overall as an offensive unit. Brian Hoyer completed 134 throws while attempting 200 passes for a completion percentage of 67.0% last year. He passed for 1,445 yards. He averaged 10.8 yards per completion and 7.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 98.0 and his QBR was 61.1.
The 49ers rush defense gave up 548 attempts for 2,654 yards last season, putting them in 32nd place in the NFL against the run. They had 93 penalties for 780 yards on defense last year. That placed them 2nd in the league. They allowed a score on 41.4% of possessions on defense, which was 29th in the NFL. San Francisco was 32nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 480. They gave up a total of 6,502 yards on D, which was 32nd in the league. The 49ers were 29th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense allowed 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 28th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 322 throws on 521 attempts against the San Francisco defense last season, ranking them 4th and 2nd in the league. The San Francisco 49ers pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,848 yards in the air, which was 14th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The San Francisco 49ers tried 21 field goals last season and made 18, which was 31st in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 85.7%. San Francisco kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 33 for 34 last season. Their punters accumulated 4,402 yards on 100 punts, averaging 23 yards per punt. That ranked them 26th in the NFL in punting average. San Francisco was 28th in the NFL in punt returns with 23 last year. They totaled 216 punt return yards and averaged 9.4 yards per return, which was 10th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 33 yards. They returned 38 kicks for 749 yards on special teams, placing them 15th in kick return yardage. The 49ers averaged 19.7 yards per kick return and had a long of 41 yards last season. They were 31st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,150.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/49ers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Panthers -4
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