Seattle Seahawks vs Carolina Panthers Picks, Odds, Week 15 Predictions 12/15/2019
Game: Seattle Seahawks vs Carolina Panthers
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Carolina +4.5
Kyle Allen and the Carolina Panthers play the Seattle Seahawks at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Carolina opens this contest as 4.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 48.5. The Seahawks are 10-3-0 ATS and 7-6-0 when betting on the total. The Panthers are 9-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-8-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Seattle Seahawks faced the Los Angeles Rams and took the defeat by a score of 28-12. Running the show from under center for the Seahawks was Russell Wilson who went 22/36 with 245 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He threw 1 pick on the day. Chris Carson led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 13 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 76 yards via 15 carries which had him averaging 5.1 yards per tote. DK Metcalf was the receiving yardage leader by earning 78 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 13.0 yards per reception for the game. The Seattle Seahawks ended up running the ball 21 times and generated 106 yards which gave them an average of 5.0 yards per run. In all, they finished with a total of 62 plays for 308 yards. On the day, the Seahawks racked up a total of 16 first downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 64 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Seattle allowed 22 completions on 32 tries totaling 293 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. On the day, they conceded 455 yards and forced 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Seahawks allowed 162 yards on 35 runs which means they had an average of 4.6 yards per run allowed. Josh Schonwald has a free pick for the contest between the Patriots and Bengals.
Seahawks are Now 10-3 After Loss
The Seahawks come into this matchup with a record of 10-3 this year. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league with an average of 26 points per contest, putting them 6th in the NFL. As a unit, they have an average of 141 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd in the NFC. For total yards, they sit in 4th in the conference and 5th in the NFL with 4,991 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Seahawks currently have a total of 26 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing TDs. 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.
The Seahawks have one of the average defenses in the league, allowing 24.7 points per game putting them 10th in the NFC. When it comes to passing yards, the Seahawks have conceded 3,525 yards. Teams are completing 64.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.7 yards per attempt. They have allowed 17 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing TDs. In regard to rushing yards, Seattle is allowing 104.4 yards per game which has them at 2nd in the NFC West and 13th among NFL teams. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per rush ranking them 13th in the NFC and 25th in the league overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,830 rushing yards through 13 games.
The last time they took the field, the Carolina Panthers played the Atlanta Falcons and lost 40-20. Leading the way at QB for the Panthers was Kyle Allen who went 28/41 with 293 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He walked away with 2 picks in the game. Christian McCaffrey paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 11 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 53 yards via 11 carries which meant he was running for 4.8 yards per carry. Christian McCaffrey was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 82 yards on 11 catches. He averaged 7.5 yards per reception for the game. The Carolina Panthers ended up running the ball 22 times and totaled 100 yards earning them an average of 4.5 yards per run. For the contest, the Panthers earned 27 first downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 44 yards. Overall, they ran 68 plays which added up to 345 yards. In terms of defense, Carolina allowed 20 catches on 34 throws for a total of 302 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. Against the run, the Panthers allowed 159 yards on 32 carries which means they had an average of 5.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 461 yards but weren't able to force a turnover. Another prediction you may want to look into is the free pick against the spread from Parlays Pundit on the Buccaneers vs Lions game.
Panthers Drop to 5-8 After Loss
The Panthers head into this matchup 5-8. Carolina hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 119 rushing yards per game, which has them at 12th in the NFL. As a team, they have a total of 1,546 yards rushing through 13 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Panthers average 342 yards per game overall which has them at 21st among NFL teams and 11th in the conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Panthers are currently ranked 3rd among NFC South teams and 14th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 23.1 points per game.
The Panthers are allowing 27.7 points per game ranking them 3rd in the NFC South and 27th in the NFL. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in the league. They are giving up 235 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Panthers are ranked 6th in the NFC. They have conceded 16 passing touchdowns in 2019. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 360 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are allowing 139 yards per contest which puts them at 29th in the league and 4th among NFC South teams. For this year, they have given up a total of 1,809 yards rushing and 24 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers +4.5
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