Arizona Cardinals vs Carolina Panthers Prediction, 10/4/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 4
Game: Arizona Cardinals vs Carolina Panthers
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Carolina -1
Teddy Bridgewater and the Carolina Panthers (1-2) host the Arizona Cardinals (2-1) at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Carolina opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The over/under opens at 51.
The Arizona Cardinals step onto the field holding a record of 2-1 for this year. In their last contest they faced the Detroit Lions and took the defeat by a score of 26-23. Kyler Murray went 23/35 with 270 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He threw 3 interceptions on the day. Kenyan Drake paced the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 15 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 73 yards via 18 carries which had him averaging 4.1 yards per run. DeAndre Hopkins was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 137 yards on 10 catches. He averaged 13.7 yards per reception for that game. The Arizona Cardinals ran the ball 27 times and generated 109 yards which earned them an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they ran 63 plays for 377 yards. On the day, the Cardinals totaled 28 first downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 48 yards. In terms of defense, Arizona allowed 22 catches on 31 tries for a total of 232 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. In the running game, the Cardinals allowed 90 yards on 27 carries which gave them an average of 3.3 yards per run allowed. In the game, they gave up 322 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers.
In terms of scoring points, the Arizona Cardinals are sitting at 25.7 points per game. As a team they hold an average of 149.7 yards rushing giving them a rank of 7th in the league. The Cardinals have earned 1,219 total yards for the year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Arizona has earned 4 passing touchdowns and 5 touchdowns on the ground. The Cardinals are sitting in 8th in the NFL when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 20.3 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt and 110 yards on the ground per game for the year. Overall, they have given up 330 yards via the ground game in 3 games. When talking about yards via the pass, the Cardinals have conceded 674 yards which puts them in 8th in the NFL. In their 3 games, they are giving up 224.7 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 61.9%. In total, they are allowing 334.7 yards/game ranking them 7th in the NFL.
The Panthers step onto the field holding a record of 1-2 this season. In their last outing they faced the Los Angeles Chargers and ended up getting the victory by a score of 21-16. Mike Davis paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 25 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 46 yards via 13 carries which gave him an average of 3.5 yards per run. DJ Moore was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 65 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 32.5 yards per reception for that contest. Teddy Bridgewater went 22/28 with 235 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Carolina Panthers ended up running the ball 21 times and earned a total of 81 yards which gave them an average of 3.9 yards per attempt. In the game, the Panthers racked up a total of 14 first downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 30 yards. In all, they finished with a total of 51 plays for 302 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Carolina gave up 35 catches on 49 attempts for a total of 319 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. On the day, they conceded a total of 436 yards and earned 4 turnovers. On the ground, the Panthers gave up 117 yards on 23 attempts which is an average of 5.1 yards per run allowed.
During this campaign thus far, the Panthers have thrown for a total of 820 yards through the air along with an average of 273.3 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 9th in the league. The Carolina Panthers are averaging 372.3 yards/game which ranks them 16th out of all teams in the league. They hold an average of 99.0 yards per game on the ground and have run for 297 yards for the season. When looking at the points being put on the board, the Panthers rank 24th in football by tallying 22.7 PPG. The Panthers are ranked 19th in the league concerning team defense, conceding 27 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.9 yards per rush on the ground and 124 yards on the ground per contest over the course of this season. During this campaign, they have allowed 372 yards via the running game in 3 games. Concerning passing yards, the Panthers have surrendered 775 yards which has them ranked 24th in the National Football League. During their 3 games, they are giving up 258.3 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 70.2%. For the season, they have surrendered 382.3 yards per outing which ranks them 22nd in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Panthers -1
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