Falcons vs Panthers Betting Prediction
The Carolina Panthers hope to break out of their slump against the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday when they face the Falcons at the Georgia Dome.
Carolina is just 1-6 both SU and ATS in its last six games against Atlanta with four straight losses. Atlanta is also a perfect 3-0 SU and ATS on the young season.
The Falcons were 7.5-point home favorites at TopBet and own a 10-3-1 ATS mark in their past 14 home games vs Carolina.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Falcons) and the No. 31 (Panthers) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 38-14 result in favor of the Falcons is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 3-ranked offense (31.3 PPG) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 23 at 26.3 PPG. The Falcons passing attack has averaged 255 yards per game, more than the Panthers give up through the air (243.7 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Panthers feature the league's No. 25-rated road run defense, allowing 130 yards per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, ranks No. 26 in rushing offense at home.
Carolina lost its last outing, a 36-7 result against the Giants on September 20. The Panthers failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 43 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 27-3 winner as they battled the Chargers on the road. The Falcons covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 30 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Atlanta comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Matt Ryan in defeating the Chargers 27-3.
Carolina Panthers Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the division are 3-7
Atlanta Falcons Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the division are 6-4
A few Panthers at Falcons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Carolina's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games on the road
Carolina is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Carolina is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Carolina
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Carolina
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Atlanta at Washington, Sunday, October 7