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Panthers at Lions 10/8/17 - NFL Picks & Predictions

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Game Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers
Date & Time Sunday October 8, 2017, 1:00 PM (EDT)
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Latest odds
DET -3 Total 44
TV Channel
FOX

The Detroit Lions are 3-1 after beating the Vikings on the road last week. Detroit is 1st in the NFC North and will host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon. The Lions are 1-1 at home after losing to the Falcons. Detroit last played the Panthers in 2014 and lost 24-7. The Lions are 2-1 against the spread this season and have covered just two of the last eight games against a team from the NFC.

The Detroit Lions find ways to win even with a mediocre offense and defense. The Lions are ranked 24th in the NFL in yards per game and 10th in the league with an average of 24.8 points per game. Detroit is lead by QB Matthew Stafford who has seven touchdowns on the season and just one interception.
The Carolina Panthers are also 3-1 on the season and beat the Patriots 33-30 on the road this season. Carolina is 2-0 on the road this year and 1-2 against the spread this season. The Panthers have covered the spread in just one of their last six games against the Lions. Carolina is just 2-5 against the spread during Week 5 games.

The Carolina Panthers average 318.5 yards per game which ranks 22nd in the NFL. The Panthers rank 20th in the league in points per game but their offense is the best team in the league on 3rd downs. QB Cam Newton has 882 passing yards heading into this game which five touchdowns and five interceptions.

Recent Betting Trends

Panthers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.

Lions are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Under is 8-2 in Panthers last 10 games in Week 5.
Under is 6-0 in Lions last 6 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.

Free Pick:
Carolina Panthers +3

Grab the free points with Carolina on the road. The Panthers have proven that they can play on the road and leave it all on the field. Cam Newton is a dangerous QB to try to handle and this should be another close game for the Lions. Grab the free points. Final Score Prediction, Carolina Panthers win outright as underdog 24-21.

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