Houston Texans vs Carolina Panthers Prediction, 10/29/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 8
Game: Houston Texans vs Carolina Panthers
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+3.5)
Bank of America Stadium is the site where the Carolina Panthers (0-6) will take on the Houston Texans (3-3) on Sunday. Houston is 3.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 41.5.
The Houston Texans come into this game with a record of 3-3 for this year. In their last game, the Texans took the field against the Saints and took home the win by a score of 20-13. C.J. Stroud connected on 13/27 with 199 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 82.2 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Nico Collins had an average of 20.0 yds per reception by tallying 80 yds on 4 catches. Devin Singletary led the offense in rushing for the Texans with 12 totes for 58 yds (4.8 yds per carry). On the day, they tallied 60 plays which gave them a total of 297 yards. The Houston Texans ended up rushing 31 different times and accrued 120 yards, which earned them an average of 3.9 yards per tote. Against the run, the Texans conceded 89 yds on 25 attempts, which calculates to 3.6 yds per rush allowed. Houston gave up 33 pass completions on 51 tries for a total of 341 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.7%.
The Texans have attained 2,084 total yards this season. Houston has tallied 78 1st downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 36 penalties for 300 yards. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Houston has earned 10 touchdowns through the air and 1 touchdown on the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 3 different times (1 interception and 2 fumbles lost). As a unit they're holding an average of 88.8 yards rushing which has them sitting 25th in the NFL. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Houston Texans are averaging 22.5 points per outing.
The Texans are sitting in 8th in the league in terms of team defense, conceding 18.8 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per running attempt and 108.5 yards on the ground per game for the season. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 651 running yards through 6 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Texans have surrendered 1,473 yards which has them sitting in 17th in the league. They are conceding 245.5 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 70.6%. During the season, they are giving up 354.0 yards per contest putting them 25th in the league.
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The Panthers come into this matchup with a record of 0-6 for this season. In their last contest, the Panthers took a loss by a final score of 42-21 against the Dolphins. Chuba Hubbard ran the ball 19 times for 88 yards, ending the contest with 4.6 yds per carry for Carolina. Adam Thielen was one of the featured targets for the Panthers, hauling in 11 footballs for 115 yards (10.5 yards per catch). Bryce Young (1 touchdown) walked away from the contest with 217 yards on 23/38 passing while his quarterback rate was 85.1. He didn't throw any interceptions and his avg yards per attempt was 5.7 yds. Carolina allowed 33 rushing attempts for 162 yards (4.9 yards per carry). The Panthers pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 65.6%, relinquishing 262 yards on 21 out of 32 passing. The Panthers finished the game with a total of 296 yds and they ran 68 plays (4.4 yds per play). Carolina rushed for 4.3 yards per carry, totaling 108 yds on 25 attempts.
In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Panthers currently sit 23rd in the NFL by tallying 18.7 points per outing. Over the course of the season thus far, the Panthers currently sit at 1,180 passing yards together with an average of 196.7 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 24th in football. They maintain an average of 98.0 yards per game on the ground and have run for 588 yards for this season. The Carolina Panthers are averaging 294.7 yards/contest which ranks them 24th in football. The Carolina offense has totaled 319 yards of penalties on 44 violations, which ranks 14th in the NFL in terms of helping out the other team. They have thrown 4 picks while letting opponents recover 4 fumbles and they have been able to record 73 1st downs.
They have surrendered 10 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 197.8 yards per contest, which puts them in 9th in football. Carolina has allowed a total of 866 yards via the ground game (144.3 yards/game) in addition to 12 touchdowns on the ground for the season. This season, they have surrendered 186 total points. Their defense has 5 turnovers (0 fumbles recovered and 5 interceptions) on the campaign. The Panthers defense taken the field for 362 plays, ranking them 3rd in the league. The Panthers are relinquishing 31.0 PPG, which has them ranked 31st in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers +3.5
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