Carolina Panthers vs Los Angeles Chargers Prediction, 9/27/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 3
Game: Carolina Panthers vs Los Angeles Chargers
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -6.5
Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers host the Carolina Panthers at SoFi Stadium on Sunday, September 27, 2020. The odds on this game have Los Angeles as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 44.5.
The Carolina Panthers come into this game with a record of 0-2 this season. The last time they took the field they played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and lost 31-17. Teddy Bridgewater went 33/42 with 367 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He gave away 2 picks during the game. Christian McCaffrey led the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 9 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for the contest. He ran for 59 yards by way of 18 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.3 yards per carry. DJ Moore led the team in receiving yardage by earning 120 yards on 8 receptions. He had an average of 15.0 yards per reception in the game. The Carolina Panthers ran the ball 24 times and earned a total of 88 yards which had them averaging 3.7 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they ran 71 plays for 427 yards. Overall, the Panthers earned 24 first downs and they had 9 infractions for 77 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Carolina conceded 23 catches on 35 tries totaling 217 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.0%. In the running game, the Panthers conceded 122 yards on 22 tries which gave them an average of 5.5 yards per run allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 339 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Panthers have earned 815 total yards over the course of this year. As a unit they're averaging 108.0 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 19th in the NFL. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Carolina has earned 1 touchdown and 4 touchdowns via the ground. Concerning putting points on the board, the Carolina Panthers have an average of 23.5 points per game. Regarding yards through the air, the Panthers are giving up 456 yards which ranks them 10th in the league. In total, they are surrendering 355.5 yards per contest ranking them 15th in the National Football League. The Panthers are ranked 27th in the league in relation to team defense, allowing 32.5 PPG. They are allowing 4.8 yards per rush and 127.5 rushing yards per contest this year. In their 2 games played, they are allowing 228.0 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 69.2%. During this campaign, they have given up 255 running yards through 2 outings.
The Chargers come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 for this season. In their last contest they took on the Kansas City Chiefs and lost 23-20. Austin Ekeler paced the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 13 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 93 yards via 16 carries which meant he averaged 5.8 yards per tote. Keenan Allen led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 96 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 13.7 yards per reception for that game. Justin Herbert went 22/33 with 311 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 pick on the day. The Los Angeles Chargers rushed the ball a total of 44 times and racked up 183 yards earning them an average of 4.2 yards per rush. For the contest, the Chargers totaled 28 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 40 yards. For the game, they ran 79 plays for 479 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Los Angeles gave up 27 catches on 47 attempts totaling 289 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.0%. For the game, they conceded 414 yards but didn't force any takeaways. On the ground, the Chargers gave up 125 yards on 22 tries which gave them an average of 5.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
For the year to this point, the Chargers have earned 503 yards through the air along with holding an average of 251.5 passing yards per game, ranking them 12th in the league. The Los Angeles Chargers are averaging 420.5 yards/game which is good for 7th out of all teams in the NFL. They average 169.0 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 338 yards for the season. In terms of their ability to score points, the Chargers are ranking 29th in football by tallying 18.0 points per game. The Chargers rank 4th in the league in terms of team defense, allowing 18.0 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.9 yards per tote and 123.5 rushing yards per contest over the course of this season. For the year, they have given up 247 rushing yards through 2 contests. In terms of passing yards, the Chargers have given up 462 yards which ranks them 12th in the NFL. In their 2 games played this season, they have given up 231.0 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 60.2%. In total, they have surrendered 354.5 yards/game putting them 14th in football.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers +6.5
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