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detroit lions vs carolina panthers prediction & betting tips 10/8/2023 sport preview

Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers Prediction & Betting Tips 10/8/2023

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Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers 10/8/2023:
  • Take the Lions on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Panthers (+10)
  • Our NFL model projects 39 points, and we suggest taking the under

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The Carolina Panthers and Detroit Lions will face off on Sunday, October 8th at 1:00 ET. You can find this week 5 NFL game between the Panthers and Lions on FOX.

The Lions are favored by 10 points at home in this NFC contest. Can they secure a home victory and cover the spread? Check out BetCoco for Detroit Lions – Carolina Panthers odds

Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The Panthers and Lions faced off one time last season with the the Panthers picking up a 37-23 win. The over/under line in last year’s matchup between the Panthers and Lions was 43.5, which they surpassed with 60 point combined. The Panthers finished with the ATS win in this game. Offensively, the Panthers finished with 570 total yards with 250 coming in the passing game and 320 on the ground. The Lions finished with 381 yards of offense in the loss.

When looking back on the last three head-to-head matchups between Detroit and Carolina, the Panthers hold the edge with a record of 2-1. Not only does the team have the better record, but they have won in convincing fashion, posting an average scoring differential of 11 points.

Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers Prediction

Through four games, the Panthers are 0-4. In the NFC-South standings, they are in 4th place which puts them 16th in the NFC. Carolina come in with average scoring margin of -8.8. Their ATS record stands at 0-3-1, and they have been the underdog in all of their games. With an over/under record of 1-3, the Panthers come in with an average margin of +0.1 relative to their over/under lines. Their games have averaged 42.2 points per game (combined).

So far this season, the Carolina offense has been averaging 16.8 points per game, ranking them 23rd in the league. The Panthers’ defense has, on average, allowed 313.0 yards and 25.5 points per contest (23rd). Leading up to this game, they’ve permitted a 65.5% completion rate and yielded four passing touchdowns. In terms of run defense, they rank 26th in the NFL.

Entering week 5, Detroit is positioned 1st in the NFC-North with a 3-1 record. In the NFC, they are currently in 4th place. Looking at the Lions’ scoring margin so far, it currently stands at +5.8. This has led to an ATS record of 3-1. Up to this point in the season, games featuring Detroit have ranked 11th in total points. They have maintained an over/under record of 2-2, and the average over/under line for their games is 47.9 points.

Coming into week 5, the Lions offense is 8th in the league at 26.5 points per contest. Going up against the Panthers’ offense, the Lions defense has allowed an average of 20.8 points per game. So far this season, they are 6th in quarterback hits and have yielded an average of 280.5 yards per contest.

The Lions enter this game as 10-point favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 22-17. In terms of win probabilities, our analytics suggests that the Detroit team has a 66% chance of prevailing over the Panthers.

Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers Betting Tips

  • Take the Lions on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Panthers (+10)
  • Our NFL model projects 39 points, and we suggest taking the under

Detroit Lions Injury Report

  • Matt Nelson – Ankle (Out)
  • C.J. Gardner-Johnson – Pectoral (Out)
  • Jason Cabinda – Knee (Questionable)
  • Emmanuel Moseley – Knee/hamstring (Questionable)
  • Nate Sudfeld – Knee (Out)
  • Halapoulivaati Vaitai – Knee (Questionable)
  • Shane Zylstra – Knee (Out)
  • Josh Paschal – Knee (Out)
  • Khalil Dorsey – Illness (Out)
  • Julian Okwara – Arm (Questionable)
  • James Houston – Ankle (Out)
  • Hendon Hooker – Knee (Out)
  • Brian Branch – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Jameson Williams – Non Injury Related (personal) (Probable)
  • Taylor Decker – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Josh Reynolds – Groin (Questionable)
  • Frank Ragnow – Toe (Questionable)
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown – Abdomen (Questionable)
  • Kerby Joseph – Hip (Questionable)

Carolina Panthers Injury Report

  • Xavier Woods – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Austin Corbett – Knee (Questionable)
  • Donte Jackson – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Marquis Haynes Sr. – Back (Out)
  • Shaq Thompson – Leg (Out)
  • Henry Anderson – Foot (Out)
  • Jaycee Horn – Hamstring (Out)
  • Brady Christensen – Bicep (Out)
  • Stephen Sullivan – Hip (Questionable)
  • Claudin Cherelus – Ankle (Questionable)
  • DeShawn Williams – Elbow (Questionable)
  • Frankie Luvu – Hip (Questionable)
  • Miles Sanders – Groin (Questionable)
  • Giovanni Ricci – Shoulder (Questionable)


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