NFL Week 11 Picks: Detroit Lions vs. Carolina Panthers Predictions
- The Carolina Panthers are allowing 34.67 points per game in their last three games
Let’s be completely honest. Both of these teams stink. But, someone is going to have to win this thing and, more importantly, there’s value on the board to be had.
Despite the fact that Matt Patricia was brought into Detroit to be a defensive specialist, the Lions’ defense has been bad of late. Detroit is averaging 34 points against per game in their last three games.
Meanwhile, not to be outdone, Carolina is giving up 34.67 points per game in its last three contests. This game has shootout written all over it, despite the fact that Christian McCaffrey will be out for Carolina.
As of now, the total sits at 49, and I think we could get there by the end of the third quarter.
Carolina’s offense has shown the ability to score when needed. Robby Anderson and DJ Moore have both been great in 2020, taking the top off of opposing defenses and giving Teddy Bridgewater a pair of top-end recievers.
Bridgewater is coming into Week 11 with a sprained MCL, which is something we’ll have to watch, but he’s played through pain in the past and all signs are pointing toward him being good to go.
For Detroit, Matthew Stafford continues to be one of the most criminally underrated QBs in football. If it wasn’t for their awful defense, Detroit may be a competitive this season.
The Lions have four pass catchers (Danny Amendola, Marvin Jones Jr., T.J. Hockenson and Kenny Galladay) with over 330 yards on the season and the recent emergence of rookie running back DeAndre Swift gives them another explosive option.
Like I said, neither of these teams are very good, but both have lots of talent on offense and have underperformed defensively week after week in 2020. Let’s take the over and hope we get a shootout in Carolina.
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Over 49 @ -107
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Week 11 sees us entering the business end of the season. Thursday Night Football is a divisional clash between the Cardinals and Seahawks and two MVP contendeners in Russell Wilson and Kyler Murray. With nine teams currently sat on 6-3 records we are likely to see teams begin to seperate themselves from the pack this week. The Titans trip to trip to Baltimore to the Ravens is a big game and one which is sure to feature a lot of rushing, elsewhere on Sunday we'll be keeping an eye on the Saints to see how Jameis Winston does as he steps into Drew Brees' spot because of injury. Sunday Night Football sees the Chiefs face the Raiders, looking for revenge after suffering defeat against Jon Gruden's teams earlier in the season. Monday Night Football rounds off the week as we see the Rams face the Bucs in an intriguing primetime clash.
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