Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints Wild Card NFL Picks & Parlay 1/7/2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
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Mercedes-Benz Superdome is the venue for the game between the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in an NFC Wild Card game. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 4 point favorites. The total has been set at 49. The Saints are 9-7-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 9-7-0. The Panthers are 9-7-0 ATS and their over/under record is 9-7-0.
Valuable Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
The Carolina Panthers are 9-7-0 against the over/under
The Carolina Panthers are 9-7-0 against the spread
Important New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
The New Orleans Saints are 9-7-0 against the over/under
The New Orleans Saints are 9-7-0 against the spread
Key Carolina Panthers Injuries
12/31/17 CB Ladarius Gunter Illness is "?" Sunday vs New Orleans
12/31/17 S Kurt Coleman Ankle is "?" Sunday vs New Orleans
12/31/17 G Trai Turner Concussion is "?" Sunday vs New Orleans
12/31/17 DT Vernon Butler Undisclosed injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs New Orleans
12/26/17 WR Damiere Byrd Knee IR
12/02/17 OL John Theus Illness IR
11/14/17 WR Curtis Samuel Ankle IR
11/03/17 DB Demetrious Cox Ankle IR
09/30/17 LB Jeremy Cash Calf IR
09/04/17 WR Brenton Bersin Shoulder IR
01/01/18 RB Jonathan Stewart Back is probable Sunday vs New Orleans
Key New Orleans Saints Injuries
12/31/17 T Terron Armstead Thigh is "?" Sunday vs Carolina
12/31/17 DE Trey Hendrickson Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Carolina
12/31/17 TE Michael Hoomanawanui Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Carolina
12/29/17 DE John Hughes Arm IR
12/29/17 LB Hau'oli Kikaha Ankle IR
12/21/17 S Kenny Vaccaro Wrist IR
12/19/17 LB A.J. Klein Groin IR
12/08/17 DT David Parry Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return for 2018 season)
12/02/17 TE Coby Fleener Concussion IR
11/20/17 DE Alex Okafor Achilles is out for season
11/13/17 RB Daniel Lasco Back IR
10/04/17 LB Alex Anzalone Arm IR
10/03/17 T Zach Strief Knee IR
09/24/17 DE Mitchell Loewen Ankle IR
09/08/17 LS Jon Dorenbos Illness out indefinitely
09/05/17 CB Delvin Breaux Fibula IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Carolina Panthers have run for 2,102 yards as a unit, which ranks 4th in the league. They've run 490 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 83 times for 682 yards so far this year, which has them 32nd in the NFL in penalties. They are 12th in the National Football League in points scored with 363. They have run 1,026 plays this year for 5,179 yards, which ranks them 19th in the NFL in total offense. The Panthers average 5 yards per play, which is 21st in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 320 1st downs this season, ranking them 12th overall as an offensive unit. Cam Newton has completed 291 throws while attempting 492 passes for a completion percentage of 59.1%. He has passed for 3,302 yards this year. He averages 11.3 yards per completion and 6.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 80.7.
The Panthers rush defense has given up 353 attempts for 1,409 yards this season, putting them in 3rd place in the NFL against the run. They have had 101 penalties for 867 yards on defense this year. That places them 9th in the league. They've allowed a score on 33.9% of possessions on defense, which is 18th in the NFL. Carolina is 11th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 327. They have given up a total of 5,074 yards on D, which is 7th in the league. The Panthers are 18th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has allowed 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 19th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 351 throws on 550 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 3,665 yards in the air, which is 18th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Carolina Panthers have tried 30 field goals this season and made 29, which is 17th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 96.7%. Carolina Panthers kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 34 for 37 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,267 yards on 71 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 12th in the NFL in punting average. Carolina is 5th in the NFL in punt returns with 40. They've totaled 318 punt return yards and are averaging 8 yards per return, which is 19th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 60 yards. They have returned 34 kicks for 758 yards on special teams, placing them 11th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 22.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 103 yards this season. They are 16th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,497.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Orleans Saints are 4th in the NFL in points scored with 448. They have run 1,000 plays this season for 6,259 yards, which ranks them 2nd in the league in total offense. The Saints average 6.3 yards per play, which is 1st in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 332 1st downs this year, placing them 8th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New Orleans has run for 2,070 yards as a team, which ranks 5th in the NFL. They've run 444 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Saints have been penalized on offense 105 times for 967 yards so far this season, which has them 17th in the league in penalties. Drew Brees has thrown for 4,334 yards this season. He has completed 386 passes on 536 attempts for a completion percentage of 72%. His quarterback rating this season is 103.9. He averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 11.2 yards per completion.
New Orleans is 10th in the league in points allowed on defense with 326. They have surrendered a total of 5,384 yards on D, which is 17th in the NFL. The Saints are ranked 23rd in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has given up 6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 16th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 329 passes on 554 attempts against the New Orleans defense this season, placing them 13th and 17th in the National Football League. The Saints pass defense has also given up a total of 3,597 yards through the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 406 attempts for 1,787 yards this year, putting them in 16th place in the league against the run. The New Orleans Saints have committed 108 penalties for 850 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 7th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 33.3% of possessions on defense, which is 16th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
New Orleans is ranked 16th in the league in punt returns with 34. They've accumulated 218 punt return yards and average 6.4 yards per return, which is 25th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 24 yards. They have returned 36 kicks for 825 yards on special teams, ranking 8th in kick return yardage. The Saints average 22.9 yards per kick return and have a long of 106 yards this year. They are 2nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,447. The New Orleans Saints have attempted 36 field goals this season and made 31, which is 11th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86.1%. New Orleans kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 47 for 50 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,822 yards on 60 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That places them 8th in the NFL in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Saints -4 and over 49 total points
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