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Panthers vs Lions Game Preview

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Nov 20, 1:00 PM | Turf of Ford Field

Carolina Panthers vs Detroit Lions Odds


The Carolina Panthers are 4-1 SU career vs Detroit, but just 1-4 ATS as these NFC teams battle in a conference tilt in Week 11 betting action.

Both teams are coming off bad losses as Tennessee clobbered Carolina and the Lions were thrashed in Chicago.

The Carolina Panthers will be looking for their first road win in three seasons. They have lost 11 in a row on the road since he finale of the 2009 season. They are just 3-8 ATS in those losses.

View Carolina vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup the Lions sit as 7-point favorites . The total, meanwhile, has been pegged by the oddsmakers at 48.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lions - Panthers odds would favor the Lions if the lines were set according to power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 13 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Panthers sit at No. 14. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 32-19 win for the Lions.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 4-ranked offense (28 PPG) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 30 at 26.3 PPG. The Lions passing attack has averaged 266.4 yards per game, more than the Panthers give up through the air (223.9 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Panthers own the league's No. 30-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 163 yards per game when on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 21 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Carolina lost its last outing, a 30-3 result against the Titans on November 13. The Panthers failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 33 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 37-13 loser as they battled the Bears on the road. The Lions failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 50 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, Detroit's aerial attack generated 329 yards but it was the Bears coming away with a 37-13 victory over Detroit at Soldier Field.

Carolina Panthers Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing outside the division are 3-7

Detroit Lions Trends:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 6-4

A few Panthers at Lions trends to consider:
Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Carolina is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Carolina is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
Detroit is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Detroit is 10-3-1 ATS in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Detroit's last 22 games

Next up:
Carolina at Indianapolis, Sunday, November 27
Detroit home to Green Bay, Thursday, November 24