New England Patriots vs Carolina Panthers Prediction, 11/7/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 9
Game: New England Patriots vs Carolina Panthers
Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+2.5)
The New England Patriots (4-4) are on their way to Bank of America Stadium on Sunday where they will compete against the Carolina Panthers (4-4). New England opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites. The betting total is set at 44.5.
The New England Patriots step onto the field holding a record of 4-4 for this year. In their last contest, the Patriots took the field against the Chargers and went home with a win by a final score of 27-24. Damien Harris led the offense in rushing for the Patriots with 23 attempts for 80 yds (3.5 yards per carry). Nelson Agholor held an average of 20.0 yards per catch by notching 60 yds on 3 receptions. Mac Jones connected on 18/35 with 218 yds through the air. He had a quarterback rate of 70.9 and finished the game without throwing a pick. In the running game, the Patriots conceded 62 yards on 17 tries, which averages out to 3.6 yards per run allowed. New England allowed 26 pass completions on 42 tries for 237 yds, and a completion percentage of 61.9%. For the game, they ran 75 plays which gave them 352 yards. The New England Patriots ran the rock 39 different times and totaled 141 yards, which came out to an average of 3.6 yds per attempt.
In terms of putting points on the board, the New England Patriots have an average of 25.8 points per game. As a team they are averaging 101.1 yards on the ground ranking this team at 22nd in the NFL. The Patriots have earned 2,837 total yards for the season. New England has accrued 97 1st downs, and they have committed 46 infractions for 444 yards. They have surrendered the ball 12 different times (6 picks and 6 fumbles). In terms of scoring touchdowns, New England has earned 10 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns via the ground.
Concerning passing yards, the Patriots have allowed 1,921 yards which ranks them 16th in the league. They are allowing 240.1 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 60.9%. In total, they have surrendered 352.9 yards per outing which puts them 13th in the league. They have allowed 12 touchdowns via the pass and 5 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up 4.2 yards per attempt on the ground and 112.8 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 902 yards on the ground through 8 outings. The Patriots are sitting in 8th in the National Football League regarding team defense, giving up 20.5 PPG.
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The Panthers head into this matchup 4-4 for this season. In their last game, the Panthers took home the win by a final score of 19-13 when they played the Falcons. Sam Darnold ended the game with 129 yds on 13/24 passing while his QB rating was 69.6. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.38 yds. D.J. Moore had the best day in terms of receiving for the Panthers, snagging 4 passes for 59 yards (14.8 yards per catch). Chuba Hubbard ran the ball 24 times for 82 yards, walking away from the game with 3.4 yards per attempt for Carolina. The Panthers finished the game with 332 yds and they ran 72 plays (4.6 yds per play). Carolina ran for 4.3 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 203 yards on 47 carries. Carolina surrendered 31 running attempts for 103 yds (3.3 yards per rush). The Panthers passing defense conceded a completion rate of 70.6%, relinquishing 199 yds on 24 for 34 through the air.
The Carolina Panthers maintain an average of 328.5 yards/game which ranks them 25th out of all teams in the league. They are averaging 114.5 rushing yards per game and have run for 916 yards overall. The Carolina offense has 393 yards of penalties on 55 violations, which is 7th in football in terms of making mistakes. They have given away 8 interceptions while surrendering 4 fumbles and they have been able to tally 92 first downs. During this campaign thus far, the Panthers currently sit at 1,712 passing yards not to mention an average of 214.0 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 28th out of all NFL teams. When it comes to how much they score, the Panthers rank 22nd in the NFL maintaining an average of 20.6 points per game.
The Panthers are allowing 19.9 PPG, which has them sitting 5th in football. Carolina has given up a total of 854 rushing yards (106.8 yards/game) as well as 6 touchdowns on the ground for the season. They have given up 12 touchdowns via the pass as well as 188.9 yards per outing, which has them sitting 2nd in the league. The Panthers defense has been on the field for 470 plays, which ranks them 11th in the league. Over the course of the season, they have given up 159 total points. Their defense has 8 turnovers (2 fumbles and 6 picks) so far this year.
Who will win tonight's Patriots/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Patriots -2.5
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