The Detroit Lions (4-5) will be taking a drive down to the Bank of America, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, to take on the Carolina Panthers (3-7) in the NFC matchup on Sunday, the 22nd of November. The game will commence by 1:00 PM EST. The FOX TV Channel will be covering the game. Both of these teams will be playing their hearts out as a win will bump up their division rankings.
Detroit Lions vs. Carolina Panthers Betting Odds
Odds via FanDuel as of Saturday, November 21 (7:00 pm ET)
Money Line: Detroit Lions -124 | Caroline Panthers +106 (at FanDuel)
Point Spread: Detroit Lions -2.5 (-105) | Caroline Panthers +2.5 (-115) (at FanDuel)
Total Over/Under: Over 46.5 (-110) | Under 46.5 (-110) (at FanDuel)
The Detroit Lions pushing to come out top of the NFC North Division
The Detroit Lions have played their way back into possible playoff potential over the past few weeks. The team is currently tied with the Vikings in the fight out of the NFC North division. The Lions won their most recent match against the Washington Football Team, with Matt Prater producing the winning 59 yards field goal.
Detroit QB Matthew Stafford completed 24 of 33 passes in 276 yards scoring 3 touchdowns in the game. RB D’Andre Swift rushed for 81 yards with 16 carries, and Lions wide receiver Marvins Jones Jr. received 8 throws in 96 yards scoring 1 touchdown against the Washington Football Team. The Detroit Lions offense gained a total of 372 yards, 267 passing yards, and 105 yards in rushing.
In getting the ball past their opponent’s defense, the Detroit Lions have gained an average of 25.22 points per game. Talking about average yards gained, the Lions stand at 324.67 total, 233.11 yards in passing and rushing 91.56 yards. The Detroit Lions are ranked 19th in offense in the National Football League.
QB Matthew Strafford has been exceptional, leading in passing yards with 2,403 and 17 touchdowns. Season lead rusher Adrian Peterson has rushed for 371 yards with 97 carries, scoring 2 touchdowns for the Lions, and wide receiver Danny Amendola has hurled in 28 throws in 411 yards.
On defense, the Lions are led by linebacker J. Collins Sr. with 68 tackles, 39 solos, and 4.5 TFLs. The team has allowed their opponents an average of 29.67 points per game and a 358.11 average in total yards, 228.67 in passing yards, and 129.44 yards rushing. The Lions defense is ranked 29th in the NFL.
The following Detroit players will possibly be absent from the game on Sunday: D. Amendola (hip), M. Jones Jr. (knee), N. Williams (shoulder), H. Vaitai (foot), J. Davis (knee), K. Golladay (hip), A. Bryant (thigh), D. Swift (concussion), and J. Agnew (ribs).
The Panthers looking to break the losing streak
In their last game, the Carolina Panthers lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a 46-23 final score. In the games, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for 136 yards producing 2 touchdowns with 1 interception. Mike Davis led the team on the ground rushing for 32 yards with 7 carries, and wide receiver D.J Moore caught 4 throws in 96 yards scoring a touchdown.
Currently, the Carolina Panthers rank 21st in offense in the NFL, averaging 23.30 points per game. In passing yards, the team has accumulated a 245.70 average and a rushing average of 105.30 yards per game.
Quarterback T. Bridgewater has gained 2,552 yards passing and scored 137 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. In rushing yards, M. Davis takes the lead with 385 yards covered with 2 touchdowns. Meanwhile, wide receiver R. Anderson has 64 receptions in 772 yards and 1 touchdown to his name.
The Carolina Panthers rank 21st in defense, allowing an average of 27.20 points per game. The team averages 256.10 in passing yards allowed and 123.90 in rushing yards.
The Carolina Panthers will probably be missing a number of players in the game on Sunday, including R. Okung (calf), T. Bridgewater (knee), T. Whitehead (ribs), S. Weatherly (finger), J. Miller (knee), D. Jackson (toe), and C.McCaffrey (shoulder).
The Panthers may struggle in their defense and also in offense against the Lions like they did against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Lions, on the other hand, plays a great offense and might outpace the Panthers.
Pick: Detroit Lions to win (-126) at FanDuel