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    The Detroit Lions (3-1) host a struggling Carolina Panthers (0-4) squad on Sunday, October 8, 2023 at Ford Field. The Panthers have lost four games in a row.

    The Lions have the eighth-ranked offense this season (386.3 yards per game), and they’ve been even better defensively, ranking fourth-best with just 280.5 yards allowed per game. From an offensive perspective, the Panthers are posting 282.5 total yards per game (25th-ranked). They rank 14th in the NFL on the other side of the ball (313 total yards surrendered per game).

    Lions vs. Panthers Picks

    Splash Inc. users project the Panthers will win straight up as underdogs and cover against the Lions, with 1.5% of users picking them to win and 21.3% picking them to cover the 9.5-point spread on Sunday.

    Game Info: Lions vs. Panthers

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 8, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Detroit, Michigan
    • Stadium: Ford Field

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    Read the betting insights and trends below before placing a wager on Sunday’s Detroit-Carolina spread (Detroit -9.5) or over/under (44 points).

    Game Trends for Lions

    • The Lions have a 3-1-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Detroit has hit the over in two of four games with a set total (50%).

    Stats & Insights for Lions

    • The Lions rank eighth in total offense this season (386.3 yards per game), but they’ve been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-best in the NFL with 280.5 yards allowed per game.
    • The Lions rank eighth in scoring offense (26.5 points per game) and 13th in scoring defense (20.8 points allowed per game) this season.
    • The Lions are compiling 249.8 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them eighth in the NFL. On defense, they rank 18th, allowing 219.8 passing yards per game.
    • The Lions sport the 10th-ranked offense this season in terms of rushing yards (136.5 per game), and they’ve been better defensively, ranking best with only 60.8 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • The Lions are averaging a 38.6% third-down conversion rate offensively this season (18th in NFL), and they are allowing a 34% third-down conversion rate (11th) on defense.
    • The Lions have the fifth-best defense in the NFL in terms of yards per play allowed (5), while their offense is ranked ninth, putting up 5.8 per play.
    • With four forced turnovers (20th in NFL) against six turnovers committed (22nd in NFL), the Lions’ -2 turnover margin ranks 22nd in the league.

    Best Players for Lions

    • Jared Goff: 1,029 PASS YDS / 257.3 YPG / 69.5% / 6 TD / 3 INT
    • David Montgomery: 69 CAR / 262 YDS / 87.3 YPG / 5 TD / 3 REC / 27 YDS / 9 YPG / 0 TD
    • Jahmyr Gibbs: 39 CAR / 179 YDS / 44.8 YPG / 0 TD / 14 REC / 70 YDS / 17.5 YPG / 0 TD
    • Amon-Ra St. Brown: 26 REC / 331 YDS / 82.8 YPG / 2 TD
    • Sam LaPorta: 22 REC / 242 YDS / 60.5 YPG / 1 TD
    • Josh Reynolds: 12 REC / 215 YDS / 71.7 YPG / 2 TD
    • Jerry Jacobs: 25 TKL / 2 INT / 4 PD

    Game Trends for Panthers

    • The Panthers have put together a 0-3-1 record against the spread this season.
    • The Panthers have hit the over in one of four games with a set total (25%).

    Stats & Insights for Panthers

    • In terms of total yards, the Panthers rank 25th in the NFL (282.5 total yards per game) and 14th on defense (313 total yards allowed per game).
    • In terms of points scored the Panthers rank 24th in the NFL (16.8 points per game), and they are 25th on defense (25.5 points allowed per game).
    • From an offensive angle, the Panthers are accumulating 187.3 passing yards per contest (24th-ranked). They rank sixth in the NFL on defense (176.8 passing yards allowed per game).
    • The Panthers rank 21st in the NFL with 95.3 rushing yards per contest on offense, and they rank 27th with 136.3 rushing yards surrendered per game on the defensive side of the ball.
    • The Panthers rank 14th in the NFL with a 39.3% third-down conversion rate, but they’ve been carried by their defense, which ranks third-best by allowing a 27.7% third-down rate.
    • The Panthers’ offense has been sputtering in terms of yards per play, ranking third-worst in the NFL at 4.6. They have been more productive defensively, giving up 5.6 yards per play (21st-ranked).
    • With four forced turnovers (20th in NFL) and five turnovers committed (13th in NFL) this season, the Panthers rank 20th in the NFL with a turnover margin of -1.

    Best Players for Panthers

    • Bryce Young: 503 PASS YDS / 167.7 YPG / 65% / 2 TD / 2 INT / 7 CAR / 61 RUSH YDS / 0 TD
    • Miles Sanders: 54 CAR / 158 YDS / 39.5 YPG / 1 TD / 15 REC / 81 YDS / 20.3 YPG / 0 TD
    • Chuba Hubbard: 26 CAR / 119 YDS / 29.8 YPG / 0 TD / 11 REC / 57 YDS / 14.3 YPG / 0 TD
    • Adam Thielen: 27 REC / 287 YDS / 71.8 YPG / 2 TD
    • D.J. Chark: 7 REC / 129 YDS / 43 YPG / 1 TD
    • Terrace Marshall Jr.: 16 REC / 114 YDS / 38 YPG / 0 TD
    • Vonn Bell: 24 TKL / 1 INT / 2 PD
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