New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers Prediction, 9/19/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 2
Game: New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+3.5)
The Carolina Panthers (1-0) will try to defeat the New Orleans Saints (1-0) at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday. Carolina opens this contest as 3.5-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 44.
The New Orleans Saints head into this matchup 1-0 for this season. In their last contest, the Saints took on the Packers and went home with a win by a final score of 38-3. Alvin Kamara led the offense in rushing for the Saints with 20 totes for 83 yards (4.2 yards per carry). Deonte Harris held an average of 36.0 yds per reception by notching 72 yds on 2 catches. Jameis Winston finished 14/20 with 148 yds passing and 5 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 130.8 and ended the game without throwing a pick. In the running game, the Saints gave up 43 yards on 15 tries, which calculates to 2.9 yds per run surrendered. New Orleans conceded 20 completions on 35 tries for a total of 186 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.1%. In all, they had 60 plays for 322 yards. The New Orleans Saints ran the football 39 different times and totaled 171 yds, which had them averaging 4.4 yards per carry.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the New Orleans Saints are averaging 38.0 PPG. As a team they're holding an average of 171.0 yards on the ground which has them sitting 3rd in the league. The Saints have earned 322 total yards for the season. New Orleans has 10 first downs as a team, and they have committed 6 penalties for 36 yds.
When talking about yards through the air, the Saints have surrendered 186 yards which has them ranked 7th in the league. They have surrendered 186.0 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 57.1%. Overall, they are granting 229.0 yards/contest ranking them 1st in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.9 yards per rushing attempt and 43.0 yards on the ground per contest for the year. During the season, they have conceded 43 rushing yards through 1 game. The Saints are sitting in 1st in the league in terms of team defense, giving up 3.0 PPG.
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The Panthers step onto the field holding a record of 1-0 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Panthers took home the win by a final score of 19-14 against the Jets. Sam Darnold (1 touchdown) finished the game with 279 yards on 24/35 passing while his quarterback rate was 102. He didn't throw any picks and his longest pass completion was 57 yds. D.J. Moore was a featured target for the Panthers, hauling in 6 throws for 80 yards (13.3 yards per reception). Christian McCaffrey ran the football 21 times for 98 yds, finishing the game with 4.7 yards per attempt for Carolina. The Panthers finished the game with a total of 381 yards while running 63 plays (6.0 yards per play). Carolina ran for 4.1 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 111 yards on 27 carries. Carolina surrendered 17 rushing attempts for 45 yards (2.6 yds per carry). The Panthers secondary gave up a completion rate of 54.1%, relinquishing 207 yds on 20 out of 37 through the air.
Regarding how much they score, the Panthers are 21st out of all teams in football with an average of 19.0 points per contest. During the season thus far, the Panthers currently have a total of 270 passing yards, which is ranked 14th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 111.0 run yards per game. The Carolina Panthers average 381.0 yards per outing which has them ranked 19th in the NFL. The Carolina offense has 38 yards of penalties on 6 infractions, which ranks 17th in football in terms of making mistakes.
The Panthers are surrendering 14.0 points per game, ranking them 5th in football. Carolina has conceded a total of 45 yards on the ground. They have conceded 2 touchdowns via the pass and 207.0 yards per contest, which puts them in 9th in the league. The Panthers defense has been on the field for 60 plays, which ranks 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Carolina +3.5
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