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    The Indianapolis Colts (3-5) head into a matchup against the Carolina Panthers (1-6) on Sunday, November 5, 2023 at Bank of America Stadium on a three-game losing streak.

    With 371.3 yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks fifth-worst in the NFL, the Colts have had to lean on their seventh-ranked offense (362.4 yards per contest) to keep them in games. In terms of total yards, the Panthers rank 27th in the NFL (284.6 total yards per game) and 13th defensively (326.0 total yards allowed per contest).

    Colts vs. Panthers Picks

    The Colts are picked by Splash Inc. users to win straight up, but not cover the spread, against the Panthers on Sunday. At the moment, 84.4% of users are picking them to win, but 25.4% expect the Panthers to cover the 1.5-point spread.

    Game Info: Colts vs. Panthers

    • Game Day: Sunday, November 5, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:05 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS
    • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Bank of America Stadium

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    To help you make an informed wager on Indianapolis-Carolina contest (in which Indianapolis is a 1.5-point favorite and the total has been set at 45 points), below are some betting trends and insights for Sunday’s game.

    Game Trends for Colts

    • The Colts have a 4-4-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Colts games have gone over the point total on six of eight occasions (75%).

    Stats & Insights for Colts

    • Despite having a bottom-five defense that ranks fifth-worst in the NFL (371.3 yards allowed per game), the Colts have had more success offensively, ranking seventh in the NFL by putting up 362.4 yards per game.
    • The Colts sport the sixth-ranked scoring offense this season (25.6 points per game), and they’ve been less effective defensively, ranking worst with 28.6 points allowed per game.
    • The Colts are compiling 233.4 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 13th in the NFL. On the defensive side of the ball, they rank 25th, giving up 247.3 passing yards per contest.
    • The Colts are compiling 129.0 rushing yards per game on offense (ninth in the NFL), and they rank 23rd on defense with 124.0 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Offensively, the Colts rank 15th in the NFL with a 40.2% third-down percentage. Meanwhile, they rank 11th in third-down conversion rate allowed (37.1%).
    • The Colts rank 12th in offensive yards per play (5.6) and 20th in yards per play allowed (5.6) this season.
    • The Colts rank 18th in the NFL with a -2 turnover margin after forcing 11 turnovers (14th in the NFL) and committing 13 (22nd in the NFL).

    Best Players for Colts

    • Gardner Minshew: 1,400 PASS YDS / 200.0 YPG / 63.4% / 7 TD / 5 INT
    • Zack Moss: 125 CAR / 589 YDS / 84.1 YPG / 5 TD / 16 REC / 123 YDS / 17.6 YPG / 1 TD
    • Jonathan Taylor: 44 CAR / 207 YDS / 51.8 YPG / 1 TD / 10 REC / 109 YDS / 27.3 YPG / 0 TD
    • Michael Pittman Jr.: 50 REC / 529 YDS / 66.1 YPG / 3 TD
    • Josh Downs: 40 REC / 473 YDS / 59.1 YPG / 2 TD
    • Alec Pierce: 17 REC / 243 YDS / 30.4 YPG / 0 TD
    • Zaire Franklin: 102 TKL / 2.0 TFL / 1.5 SACK / 3 PD

    Game Trends for Panthers

    • The Panthers are 1-5-1 against the spread this season.
    • The Panthers have a 1-5-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 1.5 points or more this year.
    • Three of the Panthers’ seven games with a set total have hit the over (42.9%).

    Stats & Insights for Panthers

    • In terms of total offense, the Panthers rank 27th in the NFL (284.6 total yards per game) and 13th on defense (326.0 total yards allowed per game).
    • The Panthers have not been getting things done defensively, ranking third-worst with 28.4 points given up per game. They have been more productive offensively, regstering 18.1 points per contest (25th-ranked).
    • With 194.3 passing yards per game on offense, the Panthers rank 24th in the NFL. Defensively, they rank sixth, allowing 186.6 passing yards per game.
    • The Panthers have been struggling in run defense, ranking fourth-worst with 139.4 rushing yards allowed per game. They have been more effective offensively, generating 90.3 rushing yards per contest (25th-ranked).
    • From an offensive perspective, the Panthers are generating a 39.4% third-down conversion rate (19th-ranked). They rank eighth in the NFL defensively (35.4% third-down rate allowed).
    • The Panthers’ offense has been sputtering in terms of yards per play, ranking second-worst in the NFL at 4.7. They have been better on the defensive side of the ball, giving up 5.7 yards per play (22nd-ranked).
    • After forcing six turnovers (29th in NFL) and turning the ball over eight times (sixth in NFL) this season, the Panthers sport the 18th-ranked turnover margin of -2.

    Best Players for Panthers

    • Bryce Young: 1,202 PASS YDS / 200.3 YPG / 64.3% / 7 TD / 4 INT / 12 CAR / 76 RUSH YDS / 0 TD
    • Chuba Hubbard: 69 CAR / 270 YDS / 38.6 YPG / 1 TD / 15 REC / 85 YDS / 12.1 YPG / 0 TD
    • Miles Sanders: 63 CAR / 190 YDS / 31.7 YPG / 1 TD / 15 REC / 81 YDS / 13.5 YPG / 0 TD
    • Adam Thielen: 57 REC / 581 YDS / 83.0 YPG / 4 TD
    • D.J. Chark: 15 REC / 220 YDS / 36.7 YPG / 2 TD
    • Jonathan Mingo: 19 REC / 195 YDS / 32.5 YPG / 0 TD
    • Frankie Luvu: 51 TKL / 7.0 TFL / 3.5 SACK / 2 PD
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