Carolina Panthers vs Buffalo Bills Prediction, 12/19/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 15
Game: Carolina Panthers vs Buffalo Bills
Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021
Location: Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Bills (-9.5)
The Carolina Panthers (5-8) are headed to Highmark Stadium on Sunday where they will try to defeat the Buffalo Bills (7-6). Buffalo is 9.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 43.5.
The Carolina Panthers head into this matchup 5-8 for this season. In their last game, the Panthers faced the Falcons and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 29-21. Cam Newton finished 15/23 with 178 yds passing. He had a QB rating of 70.6 and ended the game with 1 interception. Chuba Hubbard was the rushing leader for the Panthers with 10 totes for 33 yards (3.3 yards per carry). Robby Anderson had an average of 12.0 yards per catch by accounting for 84 yards on 7 receptions. The Carolina Panthers rushed the ball a total of 26 different times and had 91 yds, which is an average of 3.5 yards per tote. On the day, they ran 62 plays which gave them 334 yards. Carolina surrendered 19 completions on 28 attempts for 190 yds, and a completion rate of 67.9%. In the running game, the Panthers conceded 128 yds on 36 tries, which is 3.6 yds per rush surrendered.
The Panthers have tallied 4,038 total yards this year. Carolina has recorded 138 1st downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 94 penalties for 762 yards. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Carolina has earned 11 touchdowns through the air and 15 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 23 times (17 picks and 6 fumbles lost). Offensively they maintain an average of 109.7 yards on the ground ranking them 18th in the NFL. Regarding scoring, the Carolina Panthers have an average of 19.8 points per contest.
Concerning yards via the pass, the Panthers have surrendered 2,310 yards which ranks them 1st in football. They have conceded 177.7 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 66.3%. During the season, they have given up 293.0 yards per game ranking them 2nd in the league. They have yielded 18 touchdowns through the air in addition to 11 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.1 yards per tote and 115.3 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,499 rushing yards through 13 games. The Panthers are ranked 8th in the National Football League concerning team defense, conceding 21.7 PPG.
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The Bills come into this game with a record of 7-6 this season. In their last game, the Bills went home defeated by a final of 33-27 when they faced the Buccaneers. Josh Allen (2 touchdowns) finished the game with 308 yds on 36/54 passing while his QB rating was 86. He threw 1 pick and his average yds per pass attempt was 5.7 yds. Devin Singletary ran the ball 4 times for 52 yds, walking away from the contest with 13.0 yds per attempt for Buffalo. Stefon Diggs was the best receiver for the Bills, catching 7 balls for 74 yards (10.6 yards per catch). Buffalo rushed the football for 9.1 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 173 yards on 19 attempts. The Bills finished the game with a total of 466 yds while they ran 76 plays (6.1 yards per play). The Bills pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 67.4%, relinquishing 351 yards on 31 for 46 passing. Buffalo relinquished 29 rushing attempts for 137 yds (4.7 yards per rush).
The Buffalo Bills maintain an average of 382.9 yards per contest which has them ranked 8th in the league. They average 121.0 yards per game via the ground game and have rushed for 1,573 yards overall. The Buffalo offense has 781 yds of penalties on 89 violations, which ranks 6th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They have thrown 12 interceptions while letting opponents recover 6 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 181 first downs. For the season thus far, the Bills have thrown for a total of 3,405 yards through the air along with an average of 261.9 passing yards per game, ranking them 8th out of all NFL teams. Regarding their ability to score points, the Bills currently sit 6th in the league scoring 27.9 points per game.
The Bills are surrendering 17.6 PPG, which has them ranked 3rd of all teams in the NFL. Buffalo has allowed a total of 1,422 yards on the ground (109.4 yards per game) and 14 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have conceded 10 touchdowns through the air in addition to 179.5 yards per contest, which puts them in 2nd in the NFL. The Bills defense has participated in 787 plays, which is 5th in the league. In total, they have surrendered 229 points in total. Their defense has 26 turnovers (10 fumbles recovered and 16 picks) so far this year.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Bills NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bills -9.5
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