Falcons vs Panthers Picks, Predictions, Week 11 Odds 11/17/2019
Game: Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers
Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Carolina -7
Bank of America Stadium is the venue where Kyle Allen and the Carolina Panthers will play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Atlanta opens this matchup as 7-point underdogs. The total is set at 54. The Falcons are 2-7-0 ATS and 3-6-0 when betting on the total. The Panthers are 6-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Atlanta Falcons faced the New Orleans Saints and won 26-9. Leading the way at QB for the Falcons was Matt Ryan who went 20/35 with 182 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception during the game. Brian Hill led the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 15 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 61 yards on 20 carries which meant he was running for 3.1 yards per carry. Julio Jones was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 79 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 26.3 yards per catch during the game. The Atlanta Falcons ran the football 34 times and totaled 143 yards giving them an average of 4.2 yards per rush. For the contest, the Falcons totaled 24 first downs and they had 7 infractions for 48 yards. For the game, they totaled 70 plays for a total of 317 yards. When discussing the defense, Atlanta allowed 33 catches on 46 attempts for a total of 258 yards, and a completion percentage of 72.0%. In the game, they conceded 310 yards but weren't able to force a turnover. On the ground, the Falcons allowed 52 yards on 11 carries which is an average of 4.7 yards per run allowed. Tony Sink has a free pick for the contest between the Texans and Ravens.
Falcons Rise to 2-7 After Win
The Falcons step onto the field holding a record of 2-7 this year. They are a low scoring offensive team in the division and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. For total yards, they currently sit at 9th among NFC teams and 13th in the NFL with 3,399 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Falcons currently have a total of 19 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 21 points per game, which has them at 20th in the NFL. As a unit, they are averaging 77 yards on the ground per game which is 16th in the NFC.
The Falcons have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, giving up 28.8 points per contest which has them at 14th among NFC teams. When it comes to yards through the air, the Falcons have conceded 2,347 yards. Teams are completing 69.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.6 yards per attempt. They have conceded 19 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns. In terms of yards on the ground, Atlanta is giving up 111.0 yards per game which has them at 3rd in the division and 20th in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per rush putting them 5th in the NFC and 6th in the NFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 691 rushing yards through 9 games.
In their last outing, the Carolina Panthers played the Green Bay Packers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 24-16. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Panthers was Kyle Allen who went 28/43 with 307 yards passing and completed 1 TD. He tossed 1 pick on the day. Christian McCaffrey led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 18 yards and he added 1 TD during the game. He rushed for a total of 108 yards by way of 20 carries which meant he averaged 5.4 yards per run. DJ Moore was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 120 yards on 9 catches. He notched an average of 13.3 yards per reception during the game. The Carolina Panthers ran the football 23 times and totaled 120 yards which earned them an average of 5.2 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Panthers totaled 26 first downs and they totaled 5 infractions for 46 yards. In the game, they ran 69 plays for a total of 401 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Carolina gave up 17 completions on 29 tries totaling 225 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. For this contest, they gave up 388 yards but didn't force any takeaways. On the ground, the Panthers gave up 163 yards on 27 attempts which is an average of 6.0 yards per carry allowed. for the game between free pick against the spread from Guy Bruhn on the Chiefs vs Chargers game.
Panthers End Up at 5-4 After Loss
The Panthers head into this game 5-4. In discussing the offensive production, the Panthers have one of the average offenses in the NFL. When looking at their ability to score points, the Panthers currently sit at 2nd in the division and 12th out of all the teams in the league averaging 25.0 points per game. Carolina has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 131 yards on the ground per game, putting them 7th in the league. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,183 yards rushing through 9 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 347 yards per game overall putting them 21st among NFL teams and 13th in the conference.
The Panthers are conceding 25.3 points per game which puts them at 2nd among NFC South teams and 22nd in the league. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in the NFL. They are giving up 227 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Panthers currently sit at 4th among NFC teams. They have conceded 10 passing TDs for this year. When talking about points given up, they have given up 228 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are giving up 137 yards per game ranking them 29th among NFL teams and 4th in the division. For the 2019 season, they have conceded 1,230 yards rushing and 17 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers -7
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