Lions (0-0) vs Panthers (0-0)
Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers 8/25/2023 — The Detroit Lions, one of the pioneering NFL franchises, originated as the Portsmouth Spartans in Portsmouth, Ohio. Due to financial challenges, the franchise relocated to Motor City in 1934. Competing in the NFC North Division of the National Football Conference, the Detroit Lions established their presence in Michigan’s sports landscape by clinching the NFL Championship in only their second season.
A relatively new addition to the National Football League, the Carolina Panthers call Uptown Charlotte in North Carolina their home base, representing both Northern and Southern Carolina. Established as the NFL’s 29th franchise in 1993, the Panthers commenced league participation in 1995. Notably, the Carolina Panthers enjoyed remarkable success during their initial two seasons after joining as an expansion team, solidifying their position as one of the NFL’s prosperous teams.
Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers Game Info
Time: 7:30 PM ET.
Date: Friday, August 25, 2023
Venue: Bank of America Stadium, NC
Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff and Carolina Panthers QB Bryce Young
Jared Goff, the Lions’ designated starting quarterback, is pivotal in the team. Goff’s career has been marked by remarkable achievements, securing two Pro Bowl selections and guiding the Rams to a Super Bowl appearance within his initial three NFL seasons. Overcoming challenges like being sacked 26 times in only seven games during his debut season and being replaced by John Wolford in 2020 underscores the difficulties he’s confronted. Goff’s path to triumph hinges on his ability to maintain a consistent performance level.
In the 2023 NFL Draft, the Panthers opted for Alabama’s Bryce Young as their first overall pick, finally putting an end to the seven weeks of speculations that had swirled since their trade for the top selection. This choice follows the Panthers’ established thorough and detailed consideration pattern in their recent selections. They dispatched a substantial delegation to attend the pro days of the top four quarterbacks this year, and all four were invited for pre-draft visits, underscoring the comprehensive approach taken. Young’s measurements at the combine indicate he stands 5 feet 10 1/8 inches tall, weighs 204 pounds, and boasts 9 3/4-inch hands.
Odds/Point Spread: Carolina Panthers -4.5, Total Odds: 37.5
The Detroit Lions are one of the teams with the least championship victories. They took home four championship medals, although the NFL had already won them before the 1970 NFL-AFL merger. Since the merger, the Lions have claimed three divisional titles and four conference crowns. The Detroit Lions are one of the NFL teams that never made it to the Super Bowl. They are the oldest team that missed the Super Bowl and have the longest postseason winning run in the league. The Detroit Lions have not anticipated a postseason triumph since 1991.
Detroit Lions Betting Trends
- The Lions are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games against the Panthers.
- The Detroit Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
- Detroit is 0-6 SU in their last 6 games on the road against Carolina.
- The team is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the NFC.
Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
- The total remained UNDER in 8 of Carolina’s last 12 home games.
- The Carolina Panthers are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home against Detroit.
- Carolina is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the NFC.
- The Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference North division.
Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers: The Detroit Lions wrapped up their season with a 9-8 record. In their last game, the Lions went up against the Packers and notched a win by 20-16. Jared Goff connected on 23/34 with 224 yards passing. He had a quarterback rating of 85.9 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Jamaal Williams was the leader on the ground for the Lions with 16 carries for 72 yds (4.5 yards per carry). Kalif Raymond left with an average of 16.5 yds per reception by totaling 66 yds on 4 receptions. The Detroit Lions rushed 25 times and recorded 104 yards, earning them an average of 4.2 yards per attempt. At the end of the game, they had 60 plays for 323 yards.
The Carolina Panthers averaged 306.2 yards/game, sitting 29th in football. They averaged 130.0 yards per game via the rush and rushed for 2,210 yards for the season. The Carolina offense accrued 862 penalty yards on 104 infractions, ranking them 10th in the league for giving up free yards. They tossed 13 interceptions while surrendering 8 fumbles and recorded 138 first downs. Last season, the Panthers threw for a total of 2,996 passing yards as well as averaging 176.2 passing yards per game, putting them at 29th in the league. When discussing their scoring prowess, the Panthers had a ranking of 20th in the NFL with 20.4 points per game.
Free Pick and Prediction: Carolina Panthers will win 21-14.