Carolina Panthers vs Seattle Seahawks Prediction, 9/24/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 3
Game: Carolina Panthers vs Seattle Seahawks
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2023
Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seahawks (-3.5)
The Carolina Panthers (0-2) are traveling to Lumen Field on Sunday where they will attempt to beat the Seattle Seahawks (1-1). Seattle opens this matchup as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 42.5.
The Carolina Panthers head into this game 0-2 for this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Panthers faced the Saints and went home with a loss by a final score of 20-17. Bryce Young went 22/33 with 153 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 87.1 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. Miles Sanders led the offense in rushing for the Panthers with 14 carries for 43 yds (3.1 yds per carry). Adam Thielen left with an average of 7.7 yds per catch by notching 54 yards on 7 receptions. The Carolina Panthers ran the football 19 different times and totaled 100 yards, which earned them an average of 5.3 yds per attempt. Once the final whistle blew, they had 56 plays which totaled 239 yards. Carolina gave up 22 pass completions on 37 attempts for a total of 207 yards, and a completion rate of 59.5%. On the ground, the Panthers conceded 134 yds on 33 attempts, which averages out to 4.1 yards per run allowed.
In terms of scoring, the Carolina Panthers are sitting at 13.5 points per contest. Offensively they're maintaining an average of 127.0 yards rushing which has them sitting 9th in the NFL. The Panthers have earned 520 total yards for the year. Carolina has earned 17 first downs, and they have been called for 15 penalties for 101 yds. They have surrendered the football 4 different times (2 picks and 2 fumbles lost). When it comes to scoring, Carolina has earned 2 passing touchdowns and 0 touchdowns on the ground.
The Panthers are ranked 13th in the league in relation to team defense, allowing 22.0 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 4.5 yards per rush and 132.0 rushing yards per game for the year. For the year, they have conceded 264 rushing yards through 2 outings. When talking about yards via the pass, the Panthers have conceded 298 yards which ranks them 4th in the NFL. They are allowing 149.0 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 67.3%. Overall, they are allowing 281.0 yards/game putting them 8th in football.
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The Seahawks head into this game 1-1 for this year. When they last stepped on the football field, the Seahawks went home victorious with a score of 37-31 when they played the Lions. Geno Smith (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 328 yds on 32/41 through the air while his quarterback rating was 116.3. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yds per pass attempt was 8.0 yds. Kenneth Walker III ran the ball 17 times for 43 yards, finishing the contest with 2.5 yards per attempt for Seattle. D.K. Metcalf was a featured target for the Seahawks, bringing in 6 passes for 75 yds (12.5 yards per reception). Seattle ran for 3.3 yards per attempt, finishing with 82 yds on 25 attempts. The Seahawks finished the contest with 393 yds while running 67 plays (5.9 yards per play). The Seahawks pass defense gave up a completion rate of 80.0%, relinquishing 316 yards on 28 out of 35 through the air. Seattle relinquished 27 attempts on the ground for 102 yds (3.8 yds per carry).
The Seattle Seahawks have an average of 286.5 yards/outing which has them sitting 25th in the league. They have an average of 83.5 yards per game on the ground and have run for 167 yards for this year. They have yet to turn the ball over. The Seattle offense has racked up 135 penalty yds on 16 violations, which ranks them 7th in the league in terms of helping out the other team. For the season to this point, the Seahawks have thrown for a total of 406 passing yards as well as an average of 203.0 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 17th in football. When it comes to how much they score, the Seahawks are ranking 13th in football by tallying 25.0 points per outing.
The Seahawks are giving up 30.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 29th of all teams in the league. They have allowed 3 touchdowns via the pass and 325.0 yards per game, which has them ranked 30th in football. Seattle has given up a total of 194 yards on the ground (97.0 yards per game) in addition to 4 touchdowns on the ground for the season. The Seahawks defense has taken part in 142 plays, which ranks 26th in the NFL. They have compiled 3 takeaways (2 fumbles recovered and 1 interception) so far this season. This year, they have allowed 61 total points.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers +3.5
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