Carolina Panthers vs New England Patriots Prediction, 8/19/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Preseason Week 2
Game: Carolina Panthers vs New England Patriots
Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
Location: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
TV: NFL League Pass/NFL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Patriots (+1.5)
Gillette Stadium is where the New England Patriots (10-7 last season) will go up against the Carolina Panthers (5-12 last year) on Friday. New England opens as 1.5-point dogs. The total is 38.
The Carolina Panthers wrapped up their year holding a 5-12 record. In their last game of last season, the Panthers stepped onto the field against the Buccaneers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 41-17. Sam Darnold finished 29/42 with 219 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 87.3 and ended the game with 1 pick. D.J. Moore averaged 12.4 yds per catch by earning 87 yds on 7 catches. Chuba Hubbard led the offense in rushing for the Panthers with 9 carries for 48 yds (5.3 yds per carry). In the game, they ran 71 plays which gave them 317 yards. The Carolina Panthers ran the football 26 different times and amassed 110 yards, which had them averaging 4.2 yards per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Panthers gave up 85 yds on 20 tries, which calculates to 4.3 yds per run surrendered. Carolina gave up 29 completions on 39 tries for 324 yards, and a completion percentage of 74.4%.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Carolina Panthers averaged 17.9 points per game. As a unit they had an average of 108.4 yards in the run game, which had them sitting 20th in the league. The Panthers racked up 5,081 total yards over the course of last year. Carolina had 174 1st downs as an offense, and they committed 107 penalties for 864 yds. They gave the ball to the opposition 29 times (21 interceptions and 8 fumbles lost). Carolina compiled 14 touchdowns through the air and 17 rushing touchdowns.
Concerning yards through the air, the Panthers gave up 3,266 yards which had them ranked 4th in the league. During their 17 games played last year, they relinquished 192.1 yards per outing via the pass as well as surrendering a completion percentage of 65.4%. They surrendered 305.9 yards/contest which had them ranked 2nd in the NFL. They gave up 26 touchdowns via the pass as well as 16 running touchdowns. They gave up 4.1 yards per running attempt and 113.8 rushing yards per game last season. During the campaign, they conceded 1,935 yards via the ground game in 17 games. The Panthers sat in 21st in the league in relation to the opposition scoring, conceding 23.8 points per game.
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The Patriots wrapped up their year having a 10-7 record. For their last game of last season, the Patriots walked away with a loss by a score of 47-17 when they faced the Bills. Mac Jones (2 TDs) walked away from the contest with 232 yds on 24/38 through the air while his QB rating was 75.8. He had 2 interceptions and his average yds per pass attempt was 6.11 yards. Kendrick Bourne was one of the featured targets for the Patriots, snagging 7 throws for 77 yards (11.0 yards per catch). Damien Harris ran the ball 9 times for 30 yds, finishing the game with 3.3 yds per carry for New England. The Patriots finished the contest with a total of 305 yards and they ran 61 plays (5.0 yards per play). New England rushed the football for 4.5 yds per carry, finishing the game with 89 yds on 20 carries. New England surrendered 29 rushing attempts for 174 yards (6.0 yds per carry). The Patriots passing defense gave up a completion rate of 84.0%, surrendering 308 yds on 21 out of 25 passing.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Patriots ranked 6th out of all teams in the NFL averaging 27.2 points per contest. Last year, the Patriots had a total of 3,857 passing yards as well as averaging 226.9 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 14th out of all NFL teams. They averaged 126.5 run yards per game and ran for 2,151 yards in total. The New England Patriots maintained an average of 353.4 yards/contest ranking them 15th in football. The New England offense racked up 854 yds of penalties on 95 infractions, which had them ranked 24th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They tossed 13 picks while allowing opponents to recover 10 fumbles and they recorded 187 1st downs.
The Patriots allowed 17.8 points per contest, which had them sitting 2nd of all teams in the league. New England yielded a total of 2,103 rushing yards (123.7 yards per contest) as well as 9 touchdowns via the rush last season. They surrendered 21 touchdowns via the pass as well as 187.1 yards per game, ranking them 2nd in football. The Patriots defense participated in 1,038 plays, which was 8th in football. Last year, they allowed 303 total points. Their defense compiled 30 turnovers (7 fumbles recovered and 23 picks) over the course of last year.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Patriots NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Patriots +1.5
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