Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints Pick, Odds, Week 12 Prediction 11/24/2019
Game: Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans -7
Mercedes-Benz Superdome is the venue where Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Carolina opens this contest as 7-point underdogs. The total opens at 48. The Panthers are 5-5-0 ATS and 6-4-0 when betting on the total. The Saints are 5-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 8-2-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Carolina Panthers faced the Atlanta Falcons and lost 29-3. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Panthers was Kyle Allen who went 31/50 with 325 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 4 interceptions during the game. Christian McCaffrey paced the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 18 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 70 yards via 14 carries which gave him an average of 5.0 yards per carry. Christian McCaffrey was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 121 yards on 11 receptions. He notched an average of 11.0 yards per reception for that game. The Carolina Panthers ran the football 15 times and earned a total of 77 yards which earned them an average of 5.1 yards per attempt. In all, they ran 70 plays which added up to 347 yards. In the game, the Panthers had a total of 17 first downs and they totaled 8 infractions for 68 yards. In terms of defense, Carolina gave up 22 catches on 32 attempts for a total of 295 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. Against the run, the Panthers gave up 54 yards on 26 carries which is an average of 2.1 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they conceded 349 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. Another matchup you may want to look into is the NFL pick ATS from Guy Bruhn on the Raiders vs Jets game.
The Panthers head into this game 5-5 in 2019. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the division and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 12th in the NFC and 19th in the NFL with 3,466 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Panthers have compiled a total of 10 passing TDs and 14 rushing touchdowns. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league with an average of 23 points per contest, which has them at 15th in the NFL. As a team, they have an average of 126 yards on the ground per contest which is 5th in the NFC.
The Panthers have one of the average defenses in the NFL, giving up 25.7 points per game which has them at 11th in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Panthers have allowed 2,336 yards. Teams are completing 63.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.8 yards per attempt. They have allowed 11 passing TDs and 18 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to yards on the ground, Carolina is allowing 128.4 yards per game putting them 4th among NFC South teams and 27th in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.9 yards per rush which has them at 16th in the conference and 29th in the NFL overall. In total, they have allowed 1,260 rushing yards through 10 games.
In their last outing, the New Orleans Saints took on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and won 34-17. Alvin Kamara led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 75 yards by way of 13 carries which meant he was running for 5.8 yards per carry. Michael Thomas was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 114 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 14.3 yards per catch for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Saints was Drew Brees who went 28/35 with 228 yards through the air and tossed 3 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The New Orleans Saints ran the ball a total of 28 times and added 109 yards which gave them an average of 3.9 yards per run. For the game, they totaled 64 plays for 328 yards. For the game, the Saints earned a total of 21 1st downs and they had 9 penalties for 76 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, New Orleans allowed 30 completions on 51 tries totaling 298 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. In the running game, the Saints allowed 36 yards on 8 tries which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they gave up 334 yards and forced 4 turnovers. Josh Schonwald has a NFL prediction for the game between the Lions and Redskins.
The Saints step onto the field holding a record of 8-2. In discussing the offensive production, the Saints have an offense that could be called mediocre in the league. When looking at their ability to score points, the Saints sit in 2nd in the division and 13th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 23.8 points per contest. New Orleans is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 108 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 17th among NFL teams. As a unit, they have a total of 1,075 yards rushing through 10 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Saints average 364 yards per game overall which has them at 14th among NFL teams and 9th in the conference.
The Saints are conceding 19.9 points per game which puts them at 1st among NFC South teams and 12th in the NFL. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the league. They are giving up 233 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Saints currently sit at 4th among NFC teams. They have conceded 14 passing touchdowns this year. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 199 total points. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are giving up 85 yards per contest ranking them 3rd in the NFL and 2nd in the division. This year, they have conceded 853 yards rushing and 7 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Panthers +7
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