Las Vegas Raiders vs Carolina Panthers Prediction, 9/13/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 1
Game: Las Vegas Raiders vs Carolina Panthers
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Carolina -1
Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders head to Bank of America Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Carolina Panthers. Las Vegas opens this game as 1-point dogs. The total is set at 46.5.
The Raiders finished the year holding a 7-9 mark. Regarding putting points on the board, the Raiders averaged 19.6 points per outing. Offensively they held an average of 118.3 yards in the run game, giving them a rank of 13th in the league. The Raiders racked up 5,819 total yards for the prior year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Las Vegas earned 22 touchdowns via the pass and 13 rushing touchdowns. The Raiders ranked 24th in the National Football League in terms of team defense, conceding 26.2 PPG. They gave up an average of 3.9 yards per run and 98.1 yards on the ground per game for the prior year. Over the course of last year, they gave up 1,570 rushing yards through 16 games. In terms of passing yardage, the Raiders gave up 4,107 yards which ranked them 25th in the NFL. They granted 33 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 15 touchdowns via the ground game. Over the course of last season, they granted 354.8 yards per game which had them sitting 19th in the league.
In the 94 games in his career, Carr has completed 2,120 of 3,313 attempts for 22,793 yards. He averages 242.5 yards per game through the air with a 100.8 quarterback rating. Carr has thrown 143 touchdowns while giving up 62 interceptions and the longest throw of his career went for 75 yards. He's been driven back 1,042 yards while being the victim of a quarterback sack 171 times. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 4.3% and his interception percentage is 1.9%. To this point in his career, Josh Jacobs has stepped onto the field in 13 games and has accumulated 1,150 yards on the ground. He's carried the ball 242 times for an average of 4.8 YPC. He is rushing for 88.5 yds per contest and has crossed the goal line 7 different times while carrying the ball. Jacobs has coughed up the ball 1 time in his career and his longest run is 28 yds.
The Panthers ended the season holding a 5-11 mark. They had an average of 113.7 yards per game on the ground and toted the ball for 1,819 yards for last year. For the 2019 campaign, the Panthers threw for a total of 3,650 passing yards in addition to averaging 228.1 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 20th in the league. The Carolina Panthers held an average of 341.8 yards per outing which ranked them 19th in the league. In terms of their ability to score points, the Panthers had a ranking of 20th out of all teams in the NFL averaging 21.3 points per outing. The Panthers surrendered 29.4 PPG, which put them in 31st in the league. Last season, they conceded 470 total points. Carolina conceded a total of 2,296 rushing yards (143.5 yards per outing) in addition to 31 touchdowns on the ground last year. They conceded 21 touchdowns through the air as well as conceded 231.0 yards/game, which put them in 13th in football.
Teddy Bridgewater has connected on 698 of his attempted career 1,070 throws for a completion percentage of 65.2%. His longest pass completion during his time in the NFL was for 45 yards and he's passing for 173.9 yards per game. For his NFL career, Bridgewater has passed for a total of 7,652 yds with 38 touchdowns and 25 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 99.1 with a touchdown rate of 3.6% and an interception percentage of 2.3%. Over the course of his time in the league, he has been sacked 97 times totaling 653 yards lost. Christian McCaffrey has coughed up the ball 7 times in his career and his longest rush is 38 yards. He's gaining 60.8 yards per game and has gotten into the endzone 24 times as a runner. He's carried the ball 623 times for an average of 4.7 yards per attempt. Up to this point in his career, McCaffrey has taken the field in 48 contests and has accumulated 2,920 yards carrying the ball.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Raiders +1
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