Carolina Panthers vs Indianapolis Colts 12/22/2019 Picks, Odds and Spread
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Carolina Panthers vs Indianapolis Colts 12/22/2019 – The Carolina Panthers (5-9) are brandishing their claws against the Indianapolis Colts (6-8). Top sports betting sites are collecting holiday wagers as people continue to watch the NFL. It’s the season to throw luck to the wind- or to learn how to read stats!
Carolina Panthers vs Indianapolis Colts 12/22/2019
The Carolina Panthers last tested their mettle versus the Seattle Seahawks. They were not able to reach the level of the birds of prey, however, and lost with a 30-24 endgame score. QB Kyle Allen was going for 25/41 with 277 air yards. He managed to score a thrown TD and threw 3 picks. Christian McCaffrey kept team morale in check. He was the brightest spot in the offense, carrying the ball 19 times through 87 yards. He lit up the offensive board with 2 rushing TDs. DJ Moore took care of the receiving end, catching the ball 8 times and helping the team gain 113 yards.
The Panthers put a premium on offense. They rushed for 29 out of 72 plays. They put a lot of effort into initiating 28 first downs. However, they forgot to put some stock into their offense. As a result, the opponent managed to answer all of their scoring blitzes. The Panthers could only put up a measly throw defense, which had the enemy going for a 74% throw completion rate. The Panthers were also helpless in stopping 34 rush attacks.
In the battle of the yards, the Panthers gained 414, while their opponent grabbed 428. The discrepancy in yardage gain was negligible. The game became a shoot-em-up, and the Panthers’ missing defense was a critical factor. The opponent heaped in points, while the Panthers struggled to keep up.
Players to watch:
K. Allen QB (12 GP 278 CMP 448 ATT 62.1 CMP% 3027 YDS 6.8 AVG 260.7 YDS/G 52 LNG 17 TD 15 INT 45 SACK 393 SYL 37.3 QBR 80.6 RTG 12 GP 30 ATT 101 YDS 3.4 AVG 17 LNG 0 BIG 2 TDS 8.4 YDS/G 3 FUM 1 LST 9 FD), C. McCaffrey RB (14 GP 265 ATT 1307 YDS 4.9 AVG 84 LNG 6 BIG 14 TDS 93.4 YDS/G 1 FUM 0 LST 50 FD 14 GP 94 REC 117 TGTS 814 YDS 8.7 AVG 4 TD 25 LNG 6 BIG 58.1 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 788 YAC 49 FD).
The Colts were laid low by the New Orleans Saints in their last matchup. The Colts couldn’t find answers and ended the game with an embarrassing 34-7 scoreboard. QB Jacoby Brissett was the worse for wear. He wasn’t able to score any thrown TDs and settled for 18/34 with 165 air yards. Marlon Mack was lackluster as well. He carried the ball 11 times but was only able to make 19 yards’ worth of headway. Zach Pascal was held down as well, going for 4 catches at 44 yards.
The Colts were shut down in both offense and defense. The opponent used them for target practice, and the Colts could only participate helplessly. The Colts were only able to squeak out 17 rush attacks out of 52 plays. They initiated a desperate 16 first downs. Their defense was downright horrible. They allowed the opponent a 97% throw completion rate plus 33 rush attacks.
In the battle of the yards, the Colts were severely handicapped. The opponent carved 424 yards in field territory, while the Colts were only able to claim 205 yards. The huge yardage gain discrepancy was a warning sign that the Colts ignored. The team needs more experience in countering blitz offenses. Hopefully, the Colts will be wiser in their upcoming matchup.
Players to watch:
J. Brissett QB (13 GP 246 CMP 395 ATT 62.3 CMP% 2661 YDS 6.7 AVG 218.1 YDS/G 50 LNG 18 TD 6 INT 21 SACK 127 SYL 54.3 QBR 90.9 RTG), M. Mack RB (12 GP 216 ATT 919 YDS 4.3 AVG 63 LNG 7 BIG 5 TDS 76.6 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 57 FD), J. Williams RB (7 GP 49 ATT 235 YDS 4.8 AVG 48 LNG 1 BIG 1 TDS 33.6 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 13 FD).
Carolina Panthers vs Indianapolis Colts Betting Numbers
Panthers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Indianapolis is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
Carolina Panthers vs Indianapolis Colts Betting Picks
If you know how to bet on sports online, set your sights on an Indianapolis win. They have been predicted to overcome with a 14.8 against 32.4 scores. The winning score will cover the spread, with a total going over.