Arizona Cardinals vs Carolina Panthers Prediction, 10/2/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 4
Game: Arizona Cardinals vs Carolina Panthers
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2022
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+3)
The Carolina Panthers (1-2) will take on the Arizona Cardinals (1-2) at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday. Carolina opens this matchup as 3-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is 46.5.
The Arizona Cardinals come into this game with a record of 1-2 for this season. When they last took the field, the Cardinals stepped onto the field against the Rams and went home with a loss by a final score of 20-12. James Conner was the best rusher for the Cardinals with 13 attempts for 39 yds (3.0 yards per carry). Marquise Brown averaged 10.0 yards per reception by earning 140 yards on 14 receptions. Kyler Murray went 37/58 with 314 yds passing. He had a quarterback rating of 77.8 and finished the contest with no picks. On the ground, the Cardinals gave up 100 yards on 20 tries, which averages out to 5.0 yds per run surrendered. Arizona gave up 18 pass completions on 25 attempts for a total of 239 yds, and a completion percentage of 72.0%. Overall, they ran 81 plays which totaled 365 yds. The Arizona Cardinals ended up rushing 21 times and accounted for 70 yds, earning them an average of 3.3 yards per carry.
In terms of scoring points, the Arizona Cardinals hold an average of 20.7 points per game. As a team they maintain an average of 105.3 yards in the run game ranking them 17th in the league. The Cardinals currently have 1,060 total yards over the course of this season. Arizona has amassed 40 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 23 penalties for 219 yds. They have turned the ball over 1 time (1 pick and 0 fumbles). In terms of notching touchdowns, Arizona has earned 3 touchdowns via the pass and 3 rushing touchdowns.
The Cardinals sit in 31st in the league when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 29.0 PPG. They are giving up 4.5 yards per rush on the ground and 102.7 yards on the ground per contest for the season. In total, they have given up 308 rushing yards through 3 games. When talking about passing yards, the Cardinals have surrendered 843 yards which has them sitting in 30th in the NFL. They have yielded 281.0 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 70.9%. Overall, they are allowing 383.7 yards per outing which ranks them 23rd in the league. They have yielded 7 touchdowns by air as well as 3 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Panthers head into this matchup 1-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the football field, the Panthers walked away with a victory by a final of 22-14 when they played the Saints. Baker Mayfield (1 TD) finished the game with 170 yds on 12/25 through the air while his QB rating was 83.7. He didn't throw any picks and his average yds per pass attempt was 6.8 yards. Laviska Shenault Jr. was one of the featured targets for the Panthers, bringing in 2 passes for 90 yds (45.0 yards per catch). Christian McCaffrey carried the rock 25 times for 108 yards, finishing the contest with 4.3 yards per carry for Carolina. The Panthers finished the contest with 293 yards and they ran 59 plays (5.0 yds per play). Carolina rushed the ball for 4.7 yards per carry, totaling 145 yards on 31 attempts. Carolina conceded 22 running attempts for 84 yds (3.8 yards per rush). The Panthers pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 61.0%, relinquishing 342 yards on 25 out of 41 through the air.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Panthers are sitting 14th out of all teams in football by scoring 20.7 PPG. Over the course of the season so far, the Panthers have racked up 484 passing yards in addition to an average of 161.3 throwing yards per contest, which is ranked 31st in the NFL. They maintain an average of 115.0 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 345 yards overall. The Carolina Panthers are averaging 276.3 yards/game which ranks them 30th in the NFL. The Carolina offense has totaled 174 yards of penalties on 17 violations, which is 16th in the NFL in terms of helping out the other team. They have thrown 1 interception while surrendering 2 fumbles and they have obtained 19 first downs.
The Panthers are giving up 19.7 points per game, ranking them 12th of all teams in the league. They have yielded 3 touchdowns through the air as well as 214.0 yards per contest, which has them ranked 13th out of all teams. This season, they have relinquished 59 total points. Carolina has allowed the opposition a total of 404 rushing yards (134.7 yards/game) as well as 2 touchdowns on the ground this season. The Panthers defense has participated in 208 plays, ranking them 28th in the league. Their defense has compiled 3 takeaways (1 fumble recovery and 2 interceptions) this year.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Panthers +3
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