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Carolina Panthers vs Detroit Lions Spread 2011 NFL Predictions Week 11

by Alexander Banks on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Carolina Panthers vs Detroit Lions Spread 2011 NFL Predictions Week 11: Humbled by the Bears last week, the (6-3, Home: 2-2) Detroit Lions [-7] will try to get back on track when a banged-up, Cam Newton and the NFL Point Spreads underdogs, (2-7, Road: 0-3 ) Carolina Panthers [+7] visit Ford Field. This NFC battle is scheduled to kickoff this Sunday afternoon at 1 PM ET on FOX.

Carolina Panthers vs Detroit Lions Spread 2011 NFL Predictions Week 11According to NFL Odds makers, the projected OVER/UNDER line for this Panthers-Lions game is set at a combined total of 47½ points. Detroit averages 28 points per game, while their defense surrenders 20.4 points per contest. The Panthers, meanwhile, average just over 21 points per game, while their defense is one of the worst in the league in this category, giving up 26.3 points a game.

For the Panthers, the biggest concern going into this game is the health of soon-to-be Rookie of the Year, Cam Newton. After injuring his shoulder, presumably after the Panthers 21-24 loss to Minnesota in Week 8, Newton underwent an MRI as the team went into its bye.

Carolina called the move a precautionary one, but the former Heisman didn’t exactly look like himself in last week’s, 30-3 loss to the Tennessee, in which the team failed to score a touchdown. Newton is expected to play this week, as no reports have indicated otherwise.

“It's doing OK. It's great,” Newton said.

For the Lions, much of their early success on could be credited to their offensive balance. The ability to run the ball effectively with Jahvid Best made life easier for Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson. However, without best, this team becomes very one-dimensional, and it even makes Megatron look human. Well, I’m sorry to say that there’s no good news to report, if you’re a Lions fan.

According to the team, there’s no timetable for Best to return from a concussion that has forced him to sit out three games now. Records indicate that the second-year back has indeed a history of concussion problems.

As a junior at CAL, he suffered his second concussion in two weeks on Nov. 7th 2009, against Oregon State, which caused him to miss the rest of the regular season. Holding him back this long could be precautionary, especially with the league’s emphasis on head injuries, but I’m only speculating.   

“No, he did not make the trip (to Chicago for Sunday’s game) and that's been typical with our guys that are fighting concussions,” said Lions coach Jim Schwartz. “That's one of the things that we're finding out isn't a great idea, it's just the whole travel issue and a lot of different things that sort of bother guys with concussions… We're status quo with that. When we get clearance from the doctors, then we'll get him back, but he needs to be symptom-free before we get clearance from the doctors.”

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Carolina’s ATS Trends:

Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home.

Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.

Panthers are 3-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.

Panthers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog of 3.5-10.0.

Panthers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games as a road underdog of 3.5-10.0.

Panthers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games as an underdog.

Panthers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game.

Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf.

Panthers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games.

Panthers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a road underdog.

Panthers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in November.

Panthers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.

Panthers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 11.

 

Detroit’s ATS Trends:

Lions are 3-0-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.

Lions are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.

Lions are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games following a SU loss of more than 14 points.

Lions are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.

Lions are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall.

Lions are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games as a favorite.

Lions are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games.

Lions are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.

Lions are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games on fieldturf.

Lions are 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 vs. NFC.

Lions are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a home favorite.

Lions are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as a home favorite of 3.5-10.0.

Lions are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite of 3.5-10.0.

Lions are 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 games after allowing less than 150 yards passing in their previous game.

Lions are 6-21-1 ATS in their last 28 games in November.

Lions are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 11.

Lions are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 250 total yards in their previous game.

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