Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers Week 10 NFL Picks & Predictions 11/8/2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018
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The Carolina Panthers travel to Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 5.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50.
The Panthers have an ATS record of 5-3-0 while their over/under record is 5-3-0. The Steelers have an over/under record of 5-3-0 and they are 5-3-0 against the spread.
Valuable Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
The Carolina Panthers are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The Carolina Panthers are 5-3-0 against the spread
Important Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 5-3-0 against the spread
Key Carolina Panthers Injuries
11/04/18 WR Torrey Smith Knee is questionable Thursday vs Pittsburgh
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 Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
11/04/18 T Marcus Gilbert Knee is questionable Thursday vs Carolina
09/16/18 RB Le'Veon Bell Holdout is out indefinitely
09/09/18 WR Eli Rogers ACL PUP
09/04/18 TE Jake McGee Achilles IR
09/04/18 LB Olasunkanmi Adeniyi Hamstring IR
09/04/18 TE Ryan Malleck Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 DB Trey Johnson Shoulder IR
08/03/18 T Jerald Hawkins Quad IR
08/03/18 LB Ryan Shazier Back IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Carolina Panthers are 12th in the NFL in points scored with 220. They have run 498 plays this season for 2,973 yards, which ranks them 19th in the league in total offense. The Panthers average 6 yards per play, which is 21st in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 176 1st downs this year, placing them 12th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Carolina has run for 1,151 yards as a team, which ranks 4th in the NFL. They've run 222 times, averaging 5.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 49 times for 415 yards so far this season, which has them 32nd in the league in penalties. Cam Newton has thrown for 1,893 yards this season. He has completed 177 passes on 263 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.3%. His quarterback rating is 100.8. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 10.7 yards per completion.
Carolina is 11th in the league in points allowed on defense with 180. They have surrendered a total of 2,758 yards on D, which is 7th in the NFL. The Panthers are ranked 18th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has given up 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 19th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 195 passes on 298 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 2,005 yards through the air, which is 18th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 174 attempts for 753 yards this year, putting them in 3rd place in the league against the run. The Panthers have committed 50 penalties for 404 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 9th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 34.9% 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 7 kicks for 146 yards on special teams, ranking 11th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 20.9 yards per kick return and have a long of 32 yards this year. They are 16th in the league in all-purpose yards with 3,321. 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 91% of their extra points, going 21 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,475 yards on 32 punts, averaging 46.1 yards per punt. That places them 12th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Steelers have run for 813 yards as a unit, which ranks 20th in the league. They've run 189 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Steelers have been penalized on offense 74 times for 691 yards so far this year, which has them 21st in the NFL in penalties. They are 8th in the National Football League in points scored with 227. They have run 545 plays this year for 3,322 yards, which ranks them 3rd in the NFL in total offense. The Steelers average 6.1 yards per play, which is 6th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 194 1st downs this season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. Ben Roethlisberger has completed 222 throws while attempting 344 passes for a completion percentage of 64.5%. He has passed for 2,560 yards this year. He averages 11.5 yards per completion and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 93.9.
The Steelers rush defense has given up 178 attempts for 722 yards this season, putting them in 10th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 64 penalties for 475 yards on defense this year. That places them 28th in the league. They've allowed a score on 34.3% of possessions on defense, which is 7th in the NFL. Pittsburgh is 7th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 188. They have given up a total of 2,783 yards on D, which is 5th in the league. The Steelers are 14th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has allowed 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 9th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 199 throws on 321 attempts against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense this season, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in the league. The Steelers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,061 yards in the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Pittsburgh Steelers have tried 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 5th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 70.0%. Pittsburgh kickers have made 85% of their extra points, going 22 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,582 yards on 37 punts, averaging 42.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 30th in the NFL in punting average. Pittsburgh is 22nd in the NFL in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 166 punt return yards and are averaging 10.4 yards per return, which is 23rd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 23 yards. They have returned 18 kicks for 362 yards on special teams, placing them 18th in kick return yardage. The Steelers average 20.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this season. They are 6th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 3,923.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Panthers +5.5
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