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Falcons Visit Carolina in Clash of Faltering NFC South Rivals

The Atlanta Falcons look to end a four-game slide at the sportsbooks as they travel to Charlotte to take on the Carolina Panthers in an NFC South matchup at Bank of America Stadium. The Falcons are coming off a 25-20 win over the New York Jets as 6.5-point road chalk, while the Panthers posted a 17-3 win at Tampa Bay as 1.5-point underdogs.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 2-7 ATS in the last nine games in this matchup.
  • The Panthers are 2-6 SU in their last eight games vs divisional opponents.
  • The Falcons are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games.

The Falcons halted a three-game SU losing streak with last week’s victory over the Jets, but remain winless ATS in their past four contests. The typically high-flying Falcons have been limited to just 16.6 points per game over their past four, but have averaged 35.9 ppg in 10 straight SU wins against NFC opponents, covering in eight of those outings.

The Panthers are coming off their third outright win as road underdogs this season, but have struggled on home turf, losing outright in their past two, both as home favorites. Carolina has averaged just 10 ppg in its past two outings, and has produced a meager 15.25 ppg during a 1-3 SU and 0-3-1 ATS run at Bank of America Stadium.

Atlanta has won and covered in three straight clashes with the Panthers, including a 33-16 victory as 3-point road chalk on Christmas Eve last year. The total finished OVER in the past two meetings between these divisional rivals, halting a 6-0 run for the UNDER in totals betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this matchup saw the Atlanta Falcons listed as 1.5-point underdogs at shops such as Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for the betting matchup was at 44 over at 5Dimes.

OddsShark analytical formulas picked a 25-19 win for the Panthers on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Carolina brings a 5-3 record (4-3-1 ATS) to the Week 9 betting matchup against the 4-3 Atlanta Falcons, who are 2-5 against the spread. OVER/UNDER betting has seen Carolina go 4-4 so far and the Falcons go 3-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Carolina vs Atlanta injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 19 (Carolina Panthers) and the No. 4 (Atlanta Falcons) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Carolina Panthers' No. 23-ranked offense (18.5 PPG) against a Atlanta Falcons defense that ranks No. 16 at 21.71 PPG. The Panthers passing attack has averaged 213.38 yards per game, less than the Falcons give up through the air (218.43 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Falcons feature the league's No. 10-rated road run defense, allowing 100.25 yards per game. The Panthers, meanwhile, rank No. 23 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out, Atlanta got 2 scoring strikes from Matt Ryan in a 25-20 win over New York.

In their last game, the Panthers were Week 8 winners, coming out on top of the Buccaneers by a score of 17-3.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Atlanta's last 21 games
  • Atlanta is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
  • Carolina is 1-4-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Carolina is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home
  • Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta home to Dallas, Sunday, November 12
Carolina home to Miami, Monday, November 13