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NFL Matchup - Panthers Falcons Odds Preview

Atlanta FalconsCarolina Panthers
Dec 9, 1:00 PM | Grass of Bank of America Stadium

Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers Odds

11-1TEAM RECORD3-9

The Atlanta Falcons have won five straight games against the Carolina Panthers and will try to make it six in a row on the road against their division rivals at Bank of America Stadium this Sunday. Atlanta is 4-1 ATS over its five-game winning streak against the Panthers.

Carolina is 0-5 SU and ATS in its last five games at home this season. Atlanta is 5-1 SU and 4-1-1 ATS on the road.

View Atlanta vs Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 47.5 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 22 (Panthers) and the No. 13 (Falcons) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 30-18 result in favor of the Falcons is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 23-ranked offense (19.6 PPG) against a Falcons defense that ranks No. 5 at 19.1 PPG. The Panthers passing attack has averaged 230.8 yards per game, less than the Falcons give up through the air (231.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Falcons feature the league's No. 15-rated road run defense, allowing 114.5 yards per game. Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 20 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 23-13 winner as they battled the Saints at home. The Falcons covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 36 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Falcons were Week 13 winners, coming out on top of the Saints by a score of 23-13.

In their last action, Carolina was a 27-21 loser on the road against the Chiefs. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (48) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Cam Newton beat the Chiefs secondary for 3 TDs last time out, but the Panthers lost to Kansas City 27-21 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Atlanta Falcons Trends:
When playing in December are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 9-1
When playing within the division are 6-4

Carolina Panthers Trends:
When playing in December are 5-5
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the division are 3-7

A few Falcons at Panthers trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina
Atlanta is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Carolina's last 17 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to NY Giants, Sunday, December 16
Carolina at San Diego, Sunday, December 16