A month into the NFL season, Atlanta and Carolina were tied for the NFC South lead with a pair of 4-0 records. But the division rivals proceeded to go in entirely different directions once the calendar turned to October, as the Falcons sit at 6-6 SU and the Panthers are a perfect 12-0. They’ll renew acquaintances Sunday in Charlotte.
The Falcons have been underperforming both on the field and at the betting window. Matt Ryan and company are riding an ugly eight-game ATS skid ahead of the matchup.
Another trend working in Carolina’s favor is the impact home field advantage has had in this series. In the last five meetings between the Panthers and Falcons, home sides are 4-1 ATS.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Odds makers at [custom:bodog-link] had the Carolina Panthers as -6.5-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 47.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 35-11 win for the Panthers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Carolina bring a 12-0 record (9-3 ATS) to the Week 14 betting matchup against the 6-6 Atlanta Falcons, who are 4-8 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Carolina go 8-4 so far and the Falcons go 2-9-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Carolina vs Atlanta injuries news.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Carolina Panthers and the No. 10-ranked Atlanta Falcons, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.
The game also pits Carolina's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 31.08 PPG, against a Falcons defense that ranks No. 13 this week at 21.42 PPG. The Panthers aerial game is averaging 219.17 yards per game, less than the Falcons secondary allows through the air, 239.92 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Atlanta Falcons own the league's No. 15-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 113.5 yards per game when on the road. Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 3 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Falcons suffered a Week 13 loss against Tampa Bay in their last game, falling 23-19 at Raymond James Stadium.
In their last game, the Panthers got 5 passing scores out of Cam Newton en route to a 41-38 win over the Saints on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Next Betting Matchups
Atlanta at Jacksonville, Sunday, December 20th
Carolina at New York, Sunday, December 20th
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