Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons Week 2 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/16/2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018
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The Carolina Panthers head to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 4 point favorites. The total has been set at 44.
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The Panthers are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Falcons are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-1-0.
Valuable Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
The Carolina Panthers are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Carolina Panthers are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends
The Atlanta Falcons are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Falcons are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key Carolina Panthers Injuries
09/10/18 T Daryl Williams Leg is doubtful Sunday vs Atlanta
09/10/18 TE Greg Olsen Foot is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Atlanta
09/09/18 WR Curtis Samuel Heart is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
09/09/18 LB Luke Kuechly Leg injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
09/06/18 LB Thomas Davis Suspension 4- game suspension (eligible to return 10/14 vs Washington)
09/04/18 S Damian Parms Shoulder IR
09/04/18 T Matt Kalil Knee IR
09/04/18 CB Ross Cockrell Leg IR
09/04/18 RB Elijah Hood Knee IR
09/04/18 WR Fred Ross Hip IR
09/04/18 T Jeremiah Sirles Hamstring IR
09/04/18 CB Kevon Seymour Shoulder IR
08/03/18 RB Fozzy Whittaker Knee IR
Key Atlanta Falcons Injuries
09/09/18 G Ben Garland Calf is questionable Sunday vs Carolina
09/09/18 CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Carolina
09/09/18 RB Devonta Freeman Knee is questionable Sunday vs Carolina
09/09/18 CB Isaiah Oliver Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Carolina
09/09/18 S Keanu Neal ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Carolina Panthers are 12th in the National Football League in points scored with 16. They have run 61 plays this year for 293 yards, which ranks them 19th in the NFL in total offense. The Panthers average 4.8 yards per play, which is 21st in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 20 1st downs this season, ranking them 12th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Carolina has run for 147 yards as a unit, which ranks 4th in the league. They've run 32 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 9 times for 80 yards so far this year, which has them 32nd in the NFL in penalties. Cam Newton has passed for 161 yards this year. He's completed 17 throws while attempting 26 passes for a completion percentage of 65.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 82.4. He averages 9.5 yards per completion and 6.2 yards per pass attempt.
Carolina is 11th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 8. They have given up a total of 232 yards on D, which is 7th in the league. The Panthers are 18th in yards per play allowed with 4.1. Their pass defense has allowed 3.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 19th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 19 throws on 29 attempts against the Carolina Panthers defense this season, ranking them 22nd and 15th in the league. The Carolina pass defense has also surrendered a total of 138 yards in the air, which is 18th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 22 attempts for 94 yards this season, putting them in 3rd place in the NFL against the run. The Panthers have had 10 penalties for 85 yards on defense this year. That places them 9th in the league. They've allowed a score on 9.1% of possessions on defense, which is 18th in the NFL.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Atlanta Falcons have run for 74 yards as a team, which ranks 13th in the NFL. They've run 18 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Falcons have been penalized on offense 15 times for 135 yards so far this season, which has them 20th in the league in penalties. They are 15th in the NFL in points scored with 12. They have run 65 plays this season for 299 yards, which ranks them 8th in the league in total offense. The Falcons average 4.6 yards per play, which is 5th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 16 1st downs this year, placing them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Matt Ryan averages 5.8 yards per pass attempt and 12 yards per completion. He has completed 21 passes on 43 attempts for a completion percentage of 48.8%. His quarterback rating is 57.4. He has thrown for 251 yards this season.
The Falcons rush defense has allowed 27 attempts for 113 yards this year, putting them in 9th place in the league against the run. Atlanta has committed 11 penalties for 101 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 13th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 27.3% of possessions on defense, which is 21st in the league. They are 8th in the league in points allowed on defense with 18. They have surrendered a total of 232 yards on D, which is 9th in the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons are ranked 13th in yards per play allowed with 3.6. Their pass defense has given up 3.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 10th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 20 passes on 35 attempts against the Atlanta defense this season, placing them 25th and 16th in the National Football League. The Falcons pass defense has also given up a total of 119 yards through the air, which is 12th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons -4
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