Carolina Panthers vs Dallas Cowboys Prediction, 10/3/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 4
Game: Carolina Panthers vs Dallas Cowboys
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (-5.5)
The Dallas Cowboys (2-1) will take on the Carolina Panthers (3-0) at AT&T Stadium on Sunday. Dallas opens as 5.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 50.5.
The Carolina Panthers come into this game with a record of 3-0 for this season. In their last game, the Panthers played the Texans and went home with a win by a final score of 24-9. Chuba Hubbard led the offense in rushing for the Panthers with 11 attempts for 52 yds (4.7 yds per attempt). D.J. Moore had an average of 15.8 yds per reception by totaling 126 yards on 8 receptions. Sam Darnold went 23/34 with 304 yds passing. He had a QB rate of 95.7 and ended the game with no interceptions. When it came to stopping the run, the Panthers conceded 42 yards on 17 tries, which is an average of 2.5 yards per run allowed. Carolina surrendered 19 completions on 28 attempts for 151 yards, and a completion rate of 67.9%. In all, they ran 70 plays which gave them a total of 407 yds. The Carolina Panthers ran the ball 33 different times and tallied 117 yards, which earned them an average of 3.5 yards per tote.
In terms of scoring points, the Carolina Panthers have an average of 23.0 points per game. Offensively they hold an average of 107.7 yards on the ground ranking this team at 12th in the National Football League. The Panthers currently have 1,177 total yards this season. Carolina has tallied 47 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 19 infractions for 151 yards. They have surrendered the football 2 different times (1 pick and 1 fumble lost). With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Carolina has earned 3 touchdowns via the pass and 5 touchdowns via the ground.
The Panthers are ranked 2nd in the National Football League in terms of team defense, allowing 10.0 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.6 yards per rush on the ground and 45.0 yards on the ground per contest this year. During this campaign, they have conceded 135 rushing yards through 3 outings. Regarding yards via the pass, the Panthers have surrendered 438 yards which has them ranked 1st in the NFL. They have surrendered 146.0 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 57.5%. During this campaign, they are surrendering 191.0 yards/contest putting them 1st in football. They have given up 3 touchdowns via the pass as well as 1 touchdown on the ground.
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The Cowboys come into this game with a record of 2-1 for this year. In their last game, the Cowboys got the victory with a final of 41-21 when they faced the Eagles. Ezekiel Elliott carried the rock 17 times for 95 yds, ending the game with 5.6 yards per carry for Dallas. Dalton Schultz was one of the featured targets for the Cowboys, snagging 6 footballs for 80 yards (13.3 yds per catch). Dak Prescott (3 touchdowns) finished the game with 238 yds on 21/26 passing while his QB rate was 143.3. He didn't toss any picks and his longest pass completion was 44 yds. Dallas surrendered 12 rushing attempts for 64 yards (5.3 yds per rush). The Cowboys secondary allowed a completion percentage of 64.1%, surrendering 303 yards on 25 out of 39 through the air. The Cowboys finished the game with 380 yards while running 71 plays (5.4 yards per play). Dallas rushed the ball for 3.9 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 160 yards on 41 attempts.
The Dallas Cowboys hold an average of 416.7 yards per outing which has them ranked 5th in the NFL. They are averaging 139.3 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 418 yards in total. The Dallas offense has compiled 168 yards of penalties on 20 violations, which is 16th in the NFL in terms of hurting your team. They have given away 2 interceptions while conceding 1 fumble and they have been able to tally 48 first downs. For the year thus far, the Cowboys have earned 832 passing yards not to mention an average of 277.3 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 10th in the NFL. In terms of how much they score, the Cowboys currently sit 7th in the league holding an average of 30.0 points per game.
The Cowboys are relinquishing 23.0 points per contest, ranking them 13th of all teams in the NFL. Dallas has given up a total of 211 yards rushing (70.3 yards per game) and has yet to give up a rushing TD. They have surrendered 7 touchdowns through the air and 331.7 yards/game, which puts them in 31st out of all teams. The Cowboys defense has been on the field for 179 plays, ranking them 8th in the NFL. This year, they have given up 69 points in total. Their defense has 8 takeaways (2 fumbles and 6 interceptions) over the course of the season.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers +5.5
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