Carolina Panthers at Detroit Lions Week 11 NFL Picks & Predictions 11/18/2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
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The Carolina Panthers travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday, November 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Carolina as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50.5.
The Panthers have an ATS record of 5-4-0 while their over/under record is 6-3-0. The Lions have an over/under record of 6-3-0 and they are 5-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
The Carolina Panthers are 6-3-0 against the over/under
The Carolina Panthers are 5-4-0 against the spread
Important Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions are 6-3-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Lions are 5-4-0 against the spread
Key Carolina Panthers Injuries
11/11/18 DE Marquis Haynes Illness is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
11/11/18 WR Torrey Smith Knee is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
10/19/18 LB Jared Norris Toe IR
09/27/18 S Da'Norris Searcy Concussion IR
09/12/18 T Daryl Williams Knee IR
09/04/18 S Damian Parms Shoulder 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
09/04/18 T Matt Kalil Knee IR
09/04/18 CB Ross Cockrell Leg IR
08/03/18 RB Fozzy Whittaker Knee IR
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
11/11/18 CB Darius Slay Knee is questionable Sunday vs Carolina
11/11/18 LB Eli Harold Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Carolina
11/11/18 LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin Neck is questionable Sunday vs Carolina
11/11/18 TE Luke Willson Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Carolina
11/11/18 WR Marvin Jones Jr. Knee injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Carolina
11/11/18 TE Michael Roberts Shoulder injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Carolina
11/11/18 P Sam Martin Medical is questionable Sunday vs Carolina
11/11/18 G T.J. Lang Neck is questionable Sunday vs Carolina
10/15/18 CB Jamal Agnew Knee IR
09/04/18 S Marcus Cromartie Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 FB Nick Bawden Knee IR
09/04/18 LB Steve Longa Knee IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Carolina Panthers are 12th in the NFL in points scored with 241. They have run 554 plays this season for 3,215 yards, which ranks them 19th in the league in total offense. The Panthers average 5.8 yards per play, which is 21st in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 194 1st downs this year, placing them 12th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Carolina has run for 1,246 yards as a team, which ranks 4th in the NFL. They've run 244 times, averaging 5.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 54 times for 457 yards so far this season, which has them 32nd in the league in penalties. Cam Newton has thrown for 2,086 yards this season. He has completed 200 passes on 292 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.5%. His quarterback rating is 101.2. He averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 10.4 yards per completion.
Carolina is 11th in the league in points allowed on defense with 232. They have surrendered a total of 3,215 yards on D, which is 7th in the NFL. The Panthers are ranked 18th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense has given up 6.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 19th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 218 passes on 325 attempts against the Carolina Panthers defense this season, placing them 22nd and 15th in the National Football League. The Carolina pass defense has also given up a total of 2,324 yards through the air, which is 18th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 204 attempts for 891 yards this year, putting them in 3rd place in the league against the run. The Panthers have committed 51 penalties for 428 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 9th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 38.5% of possessions on defense, which is 18th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Carolina is ranked 5th in the league in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 118 punt return yards and average 8.4 yards per return, which is 19th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 30 yards. They have returned 12 kicks for 253 yards on special teams, ranking 11th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 21.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 32 yards this year. They are 16th in the league in all-purpose yards with 3,716. The Carolina Panthers have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 11, which is 17th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100.0%. Carolina Panthers kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 24 for 26 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,680 yards on 37 punts, averaging 45.4 yards per punt. That places them 12th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions have run for 910 yards as a unit, which ranks 32nd in the league. They've run 210 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Lions have been penalized on offense 59 times for 501 yards so far this year, which has them 18th in the NFL in penalties. They are 7th in the National Football League in points scored with 202. They have run 576 plays this year for 3,128 yards, which ranks them 13th in the NFL in total offense. The Lions average 5.4 yards per play, which is 10th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 193 1st downs this season, ranking them 21st overall as an offensive unit. Matthew Stafford has completed 221 throws while attempting 331 passes for a completion percentage of 66.8%. He has passed for 2,385 yards this year. He averages 10.8 yards per completion and 7.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 93.8.
The Lions rush defense has given up 244 attempts for 1,194 yards this season, putting them in 18th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 55 penalties for 527 yards on defense this year. That places them 24th in the league. They've allowed a score on 41.9% of possessions on defense, which is 11th in the NFL. Detroit is 21st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 244. They have given up a total of 3,259 yards on D, which is 27th in the league. The Lions are 25th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Their pass defense has allowed 7.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 22nd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 174 throws on 252 attempts against the Detroit Lions defense this season, ranking them 27th and 28th in the league. The Lions pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,065 yards in the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Detroit Lions have tried 20 field goals this season and made 17, which is 13th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 85.0%. Detroit kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 19 for 19 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,773 yards on 33 punts, averaging 53.7 yards per punt. That ranks them 25th in the NFL in punting average. Detroit is 10th in the NFL in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 73 punt return yards and are averaging 6.1 yards per return, which is 1st in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 16 yards. They have returned 16 kicks for 393 yards on special teams, placing them 26th in kick return yardage. The Lions average 24.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 45 yards this season. They are 11th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 3,775.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers -3.5
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