Carolina Panthers vs Washington Football Team Prediction, 12/27/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 16
Game: Carolina Panthers vs Washington Football Team
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020
Location: FedEx Field in Landover, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Washington -2.5
FedEx Field is the venue where Dwayne Haskins and the Washington Football Team (6-8) will take on the Carolina Panthers (4-10) on Sunday. The odds on this matchup have Washington as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 45.
The Carolina Panthers come into this matchup with a record of 4-10 this season. The last time they took the field they played the Green Bay Packers and were defeated 24-16. Teddy Bridgewater went 21/35 with 258 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Mike Davis paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 12 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 59 yards via 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. DJ Moore led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 131 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 21.8 yards per reception for the game. The Carolina Panthers ended up running the ball 27 times and earned 115 yards earning them an average of 4.3 yards per run. Overall, they ran 65 plays which gave them a total of 364 yards. On the day, the Panthers got 20 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 66 yards. When discussing the defense, Carolina conceded 20 catches on 29 attempts totaling 96 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. On the ground, the Panthers conceded 195 yards on 27 runs which is an average of 7.2 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they allowed a total of 291 yards but didn't force any takeaways.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Carolina Panthers are averaging 23.1 PPG. As a unit they have an average of 108.4 yards on the ground which has them sitting 20th in the NFL. The Panthers have earned 4,992 total yards this season. In terms of notching touchdowns, Carolina has amassed 15 passing touchdowns and 17 rushing touchdowns. In terms of yards through the air, the Panthers have allowed 3,356 yards which has them sitting in 19th in the NFL. In total, they have yielded 359.1 yards per contest which puts them 19th in the NFL. The Panthers rank 20th in the league in terms of team defense, allowing 25.4 points per contest. The opposition is running for 4.7 yards per attempt on the ground and 119.4 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. During their 14 games played this year, they have yielded 239.7 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 69.2%. For the year, they have given up 1,672 rushing yards through 14 games.
The Football Team come into this game with a record of 6-8 for this season. In their last game they went up against the Seattle Seahawks and lost 20-15. J.D. McKissic led the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 11 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 51 yards by way of 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.9 yards per run. Logan Thomas was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 101 yards on 13 receptions. He notched an average of 7.8 yards per catch during the game. Dwayne Haskins Jr. went 38/55 with 295 yards passing and added 1 TD. He tossed 2 interceptions on the day. The Washington Football Team ended up running the ball 20 times and totaled 84 yards giving them an average of 4.2 yards per attempt. Overall, the Football Team got 26 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 41 yards. In all, they totaled 79 plays which added up to 353 yards. In terms of defense, Washington allowed 18 catches on 27 tries totaling 121 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. For this contest, they conceded a total of 302 yards and forced 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Football Team allowed 181 yards on 26 runs which gave them an average of 7.0 yards per attempt allowed.
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Football Team currently sit 26th in the NFL by scoring 21.6 PPG. Over the course of the season to this point, the Football Team have compiled 3,042 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 217.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 25th in the league. They are averaging 100.0 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,400 yards for the season. The Washington Football Team average 317.3 yards per outing which has them sitting 29th in football. In terms of passing yardage, the Football Team have given up 2,803 yards which has them sitting in 3rd in the league. Over the course of this year, they are surrendering 312.6 yards per game which puts them 4th in the National Football League. The Football Team sit in 5th in the league when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 21.1 PPG. They are allowing an average of 4.3 yards per rush and 112.4 yards on the ground per contest for the season. Over the course of their 14 games, they have conceded 200.2 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 63.7%. In total, they have given up 1,574 yards via the running game in 14 games.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Football Team NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Football Team -2.5
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