Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons Prediction, 10/11/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 5
Game: Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2020
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta -7
Teddy Bridgewater and the Carolina Panthers (2-2) are headed to Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Atlanta Falcons (0-4). The spread on this contest has Atlanta as 7-point favorites. The O/U opens at 53.5.
The Carolina Panthers head into this matchup 2-2 for this season. In their last game they took on the Arizona Cardinals and won 31-21. Teddy Bridgewater went 26/37 with 276 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He gave away 1 pick during the game. Mike Davis led the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 21 yards and he notched 1 touchdown during the game. He scurried for 84 yards via 16 carries which gave him an average of 5.3 yards per run. Robby Anderson was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 99 yards on 8 receptions. He averaged 12.4 yards per reception for that contest. The Carolina Panthers ran the ball a total of 35 times and generated 168 yards giving them an average of 4.8 yards per carry. In all, they ran 72 plays for a total of 444 yards. For the contest, the Panthers got 30 1st downs and they had 10 penalties for 72 yards. In terms of defense, Carolina allowed 24 completions on 31 tries for a total of 133 yards, and a completion percentage of 77.0%. In the running game, the Panthers allowed 129 yards on 23 tries which means they had an average of 5.6 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they conceded a total of 262 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Panthers have earned 1,561 yards in total this season. As a team they maintain an average of 116.3 yards rushing which is 14th in the league. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Carolina has earned 4 touchdowns through the air and 6 rushing touchdowns. When talking about putting points on the board, the Carolina Panthers have an average of 24.8 points per outing. When it comes to passing yardage, the Panthers have allowed 908 yards which puts them in 9th in the NFL. For the year, they are granting 352.3 yards/contest which puts them 10th in the league. The Panthers rank 19th in the league in relation to the opposition scoring, conceding 25.5 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.1 yards per running attempt and 125.3 yards on the ground per contest over the course of this season. In their 4 games played, they are conceding 227.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 71.7%. Overall, they have given up 501 yards via the ground game in 4 outings.
The Falcons come into this game with a record of 0-4 for this season. In their last contest they took on the Green Bay Packers and lost 30-16. Todd Gurley II led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 13 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns in the game. He ran for a total of 57 yards via 16 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.6 yards per tote. Olamide Zaccheaus led the team in receiving yardage by earning 86 yards on 8 catches. He earned an average of 10.8 yards per catch for the game. Matt Ryan went 28/39 with 285 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with no picks. The Atlanta Falcons ended up running the ball 25 times and earned 78 yards giving them an average of 3.1 yards per attempt. On the day, the Falcons racked up a total of 24 1st downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 23 yards. Overall, they finished with a total of 68 plays for 327 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Atlanta conceded 27 catches on 33 throws totaling 315 yards, and a completion percentage of 82.0%. In the game, they gave up 403 yards but weren't able to force a turnover. On the ground, the Falcons conceded 88 yards on 26 tries which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per carry allowed.
During the season thus far, the Falcons have thrown for 1,177 passing yards in addition to an average of 294.3 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 5th in the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons average 396 yards per contest which ranks them 8th in the NFL. They average 101.8 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 407 yards for this year. Regarding their ability to score points, the Falcons currently rank 16th in the NFL holding an average of 26.5 PPG. The Falcons are sitting in 31st in the NFL in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 34.5 points per game. They are allowing 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 106.8 yards on the ground per contest for the year. Over the course of this year, they have given up 427 yards on the ground through 4 games. In terms of yards via the pass, the Falcons have conceded 1,366 yards which puts them in 31st in the league. During their 4 games played this season, they have given up 341.5 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 72.0%. Over the course of this season, they are allowing 448.3 yards per contest which ranks them 31st in football.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons -7
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