Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals NFL Betting Tips 9/22/2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
State Farm Stadium
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are headed to State Farm Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Arizona Cardinals. Carolina opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 46.5. The Panthers are 0-2-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Cardinals are 1-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-1-1 against the spread.
Key Carolina Panthers Injuries
09/12/19 S Rashaan Gaulden Groin is questionable vs Arizona Cardinals
09/12/19 LB Bruce Irvin Hamstring is questionable vs Arizona Cardinals
09/12/19 T Greg Little Concussion is questionable vs Arizona Cardinals
09/02/19 K Graham Gano Knee IR
09/02/19 DT Destiny Vaeao Quad IR
Key Arizona Cardinals Injuries
09/15/19 DE Jonathan Bullard Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Carolina
09/15/19 OL Lamont Gaillard Knee is questionable Sunday vs Carolina
09/11/19 OL Marcus Gilbert Ankle IR
09/06/19 OL Max Garcia Knee is out indefinitely
09/02/19 CB Robert Alford Leg IR
09/02/19 WR Hakeem Butler Hand IR
09/02/19 S Josh Shaw Shoulder IR
07/12/19 CB Patrick Peterson Suspension is out the first 6 games of the season
In their last game, the Carolina Panthers played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and took the loss by a score of 20-14. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Panthers was Cam Newton who went 25/51 with 333 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Christian McCaffrey paced the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 10 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 37 yards on 16 carries which meant he averaged 2.3 yards per tote. Greg Olsen was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 110 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 18.3 yards per reception for that contest.
The Panthers head into this matchup 0-2 this season. They are a low scoring offensive team in the division and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game. For total yards, they are currently ranked 10th among NFC teams and 19th among all NFL teams with 695 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Panthers currently have a total of 0 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league averaging 20.5 points per contest, ranking them 16th among all NFL teams. As a unit, they have an average of 83 rushing yards per contest which is 3rd among NFC teams.
The Panthers have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, giving up 25 points per contest which has them at 11th among NFC teams. In regard to rushing yards, Carolina is allowing 133 yards per contest ranking them 3rd among NFC South teams and 25th in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.2 yards per carry putting them 8th in the conference and 13th in the league overall. Overall, they have conceded 166 yards rushing through 2 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Panthers have allowed 372 yards. Teams are completing 60.9% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.5 yards per try. They have allowed 2 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns.
In their last outing, the Arizona Cardinals faced the Baltimore Ravens and took the loss by a score of 23-17. Leading the way at QB for the Cardinals was Kyler Murray who went 25/40 with 349 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. David Johnson led the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 4 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for a total of 14 yards on 7 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.0 yards per tote. Christian Kirk was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 114 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 19.0 yards per catch for that contest.
The Cardinals head into this game 0-1-1. Arizona hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 66 rushing yards per game, ranking them 27th in the NFL. As a team, they have a total of 132 rushing yards through 2 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Cardinals average 368 yards per game overall ranking them 12th in the NFL and 6th in the NFC. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Cardinals are currently ranked 4th in the NFC West and 13th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 22 points per contest.
The Cardinals are conceding 25 points per game which puts them at 4th in the NFC West and 24th in the league. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 50 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are allowing 149 yards per game which puts them at 29th in the league and 4th in the NFC West. This year, they have conceded a total of 298 yards rushing and 0 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the most anemic groups among NFL teams. They are conceding 309.5 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Cardinals sit in 14th in the conference. They have conceded 5 passing TDs this year.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +2.5
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