New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers Week 3 NFL Picks & Parlay 9/24/2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Bank of America Stadium
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Bank of America Stadium is the venue for the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, September 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Carolina as 5.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 49. The Panthers are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-2-0. The Saints are 0-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-0-0.
Valuable New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
The New Orleans Saints are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The New Orleans Saints are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
The Carolina Panthers are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Carolina Panthers are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key New Orleans Saints Injuries
09/18/17 DE Mitchell Loewen Ankle doubtful Sunday vs. Carolina
09/17/17 LB Stephone Anthony Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/17/17 T Terron Armstead Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/17/17 DE Trey Hendrickson Leg left game "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/12/17 T Zach Strief Knee expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/08/17 LS Jon Dorenbos Illness out indefinitely
09/05/17 CB Delvin Breaux Fibula IR
09/05/17 WR Willie Snead IV Suspension 3-game suspension (eligible to return 10/01 vs Miami)
Key Carolina Panthers Injuries
09/18/17 QB Cam Newton Ankle probable Sunday vs. New Orleans
09/18/17 TE Greg Olsen Foot expected to miss 6-8 weeks
09/04/17 WR Brenton Bersin Shoulder IR
09/04/17 DE Charles Johnson Knee IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Orleans Saints have run for 141 yards as a unit, which ranks 26th in the league. They've run 38 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Saints have been penalized on offense 11 times for 87 yards so far this year, which has them 26th in the NFL in penalties. They are 15th in the National Football League in points scored with 39. They have run 122 plays this year for 773 yards, which ranks them 3rd in the NFL in total offense. The Saints average 6.3 yards per play, which is 5th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 39 1st downs this season, ranking them 14th overall as an offensive unit. Drew Brees has completed 54 throws while attempting 82 passes for a completion percentage of 65.9%. He has passed for 647 yards this year. He averages 12 yards per completion and 7.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 102.
The Saints rush defense has given up 61 attempts for 248 yards this season, putting them in 25th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 14 penalties for 116 yards on defense this year. That places them 18th in the league. They've allowed a score on 68.4% of possessions on defense, which is 32nd in the NFL. New Orleans is 31st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 65. They have given up a total of 1,025 yards on D, which is 32nd in the league. The Saints are 32nd in yards per play allowed with 7.6. Their pass defense has allowed 10.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 32nd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 57 throws on 71 attempts against the New Orleans Saints defense this season, ranking them 31st and 24th in the league. The New Orleans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 777 yards in the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New Orleans Saints have tried 7 field goals this season and made 6, which is 2nd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 85.7%. New Orleans Saints kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this season. Their punters have accumulated 292 yards on 6 punts, averaging 48.7 yards per punt. That ranks them 5th in the NFL in punting average. New Orleans is 29th in the NFL in punt returns with 2. They've totaled 16 punt return yards and are averaging 8 yards per return, which is 14th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 16 yards. They have returned 8 kicks for 171 yards on special teams, placing them 2nd in kick return yardage. The Saints average 21.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 34 yards this season. They are 3rd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 975.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Carolina Panthers are 21st in the NFL in points scored with 32. They have run 129 plays this season for 542 yards, which ranks them 23rd in the league in total offense. The Panthers average 4.2 yards per play, which is 29th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 39 1st downs this year, placing them 15th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Carolina has run for 193 yards as a team, which ranks 16th in the NFL. They've run 66 times, averaging 2.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 11 times for 80 yards so far this season, which has them 27th in the league in penalties. Cam Newton has thrown for 399 yards this season. He has completed 34 passes on 57 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 85.3. He averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 11.7 yards per completion.
Carolina is 1st in the league in points allowed on defense with 6. They have surrendered a total of 393 yards on D, which is 3rd in the NFL. The Panthers are ranked 1st in yards per play allowed with 3.7. Their pass defense has given up 4.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 1st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 41 passes on 60 attempts against the Carolina defense this season, placing them 17th and 9th in the National Football League. The Panthers pass defense has also given up a total of 273 yards through the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 38 attempts for 120 yards this year, putting them in 6th place in the league against the run. The Carolina Panthers have committed 15 penalties for 118 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 19th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 10% of possessions on defense, which is 2nd in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Carolina is ranked 2nd in the league in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 37 punt return yards and average 4.6 yards per return, which is 24th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 11 yards. They are 28th in the league in all-purpose yards with 629. The Carolina Panthers have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 6, which is 3rd in the National Football League. Carolina kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 2 for 2 this year. Their punters have totaled 404 yards on 9 punts, averaging 44.9 yards per punt. That places them 17th in the NFL in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Panthers -5.5 and over 49 total points
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