Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/17/2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Bank of America Stadium
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The Green Bay Packers travel to Bank of America Stadium to take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has Carolina as 2 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 44.5. The Packers have an ATS record of 7-6-0 while their over/under record is 9-4-0. The Panthers have an over/under record of 8-5-0 and they are 8-5-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
The Green Bay Packers are 9-4-0 against the over/under
The Green Bay Packers are 7-6-0 against the spread
Important Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
The Carolina Panthers are 8-5-0 against the over/under
The Carolina Panthers are 8-5-0 against the spread
Key Green Bay Packers Injuries
12/10/17 QB Aaron Rodgers Collarbone is "?" Sunday vs Carolina
12/10/17 CB Davon House Back left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Carolina
12/10/17 CB Demetri Goodson ACL is "?" Sunday vs Carolina
12/10/17 LB Nick Perry Foot is "?" Sunday vs Carolina
12/06/17 CB Kevin King Shoulder IR
12/01/17 RB Ty Montgomery Wrist IR
11/07/17 T Bryan Bulaga Knee IR
11/03/17 LS Taybor Pepper Foot IR
11/03/17 S Kentrell Brice Ankle IR
10/16/17 CB Quinten Rollins Ankle IR
09/26/17 T Kyle Murphy Foot IR
09/25/17 LS Brett Goode Hamstring IR
Key Carolina Panthers Injuries
12/10/17 LB Shaq Thompson Foot is "?" Sunday vs Green Bay
12/10/17 C Tyler Larsen Foot is "?" Sunday vs Green Bay
12/02/17 OL John Theus Illness IR
12/01/17 DE Charles Johnson Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 12/31 vs Atlanta)
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Bay Packers are 18th in the NFL in points scored with 285. They have run 804 plays this season for 4,012 yards, which ranks them 25th in the league in total offense. The Packers average 5 yards per play, which is 22nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 254 1st downs this year, placing them 16th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Green Bay has run for 1,388 yards as a team, which ranks 17th in the NFL. They've run 316 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Packers have been penalized on offense 76 times for 614 yards so far this season, which has them 26th in the league in penalties. Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 1,385 yards this season. He has completed 128 passes on 193 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.3%. His quarterback rating is 103.2. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 10.8 yards per completion.
Green Bay is 19th in the league in points allowed on defense with 302. They have surrendered a total of 4,603 yards on D, which is 26th in the NFL. The Packers are ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has given up 6.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 27th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 294 passes on 428 attempts against the Green Bay Packers defense this season, placing them 25th and 9th in the National Football League. The Green Bay pass defense has also given up a total of 3,124 yards through the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 370 attempts for 1,479 yards this year, putting them in 18th place in the league against the run. The Packers have committed 82 penalties for 720 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 15th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 39.9% of possessions on defense, which is 31st in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Green Bay is ranked 29th in the league in punt returns with 19. They've accumulated 199 punt return yards and average 10.5 yards per return, which is 4th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 65 yards. They have returned 27 kicks for 629 yards on special teams, ranking 9th in kick return yardage. The Packers average 23.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 34 yards this year. They are 21st in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,135. The Green Bay Packers have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 13, which is 31st in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 76.5%. Green Bay Packers kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 30 for 32 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,573 yards on 57 punts, averaging 45.1 yards per punt. That places them 15th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Carolina Panthers have run for 1,749 yards as a unit, which ranks 5th in the league. They've run 397 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 67 times for 557 yards so far this year, which has them 32nd in the NFL in penalties. They are 14th in the National Football League in points scored with 300. They have run 837 plays this year for 4,289 yards, which ranks them 18th 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 256 1st downs this season, ranking them 15th overall as an offensive unit. Cam Newton has completed 241 throws while attempting 402 passes for a completion percentage of 60%. He has passed for 2,720 yards this year. He averages 11.3 yards per completion and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 81.9.
The Panthers rush defense has given up 284 attempts for 1,163 yards this season, putting them in 4th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 76 penalties for 707 yards on defense this year. That places them 13th in the league. They've allowed a score on 31.5% of possessions on defense, which is 9th in the NFL. Carolina is 10th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 262. They have given up a total of 3,927 yards on D, which is 5th in the league. The Panthers are 15th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has allowed 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 10th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 276 throws on 433 attempts against the Carolina Panthers defense this season, ranking them 17th and 14th in the league. The Panthers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,764 yards in the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Carolina Panthers have tried 25 field goals this season and made 24, which is 14th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 96.0%. Carolina kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 28 for 30 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,645 yards on 57 punts, averaging 46.4 yards per punt. That ranks them 12th in the NFL in punting average. Carolina is 3rd in the NFL in punt returns with 36. They've totaled 295 punt return yards and are averaging 8.2 yards per return, which is 19th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 60 yards. They have returned 25 kicks for 516 yards on special teams, placing them 20th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 20.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 33 yards this season. They are 16th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,297.
Who will win tonight's Packers/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Packers +2
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