Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons Odds & Best Bet

Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons Odds & Best Bet

Written by on October 28, 2022

The Carolina Panthers (2-5) head to Atlanta to take on the Falcons (3-4) for an NFC South showdown at Mercedes Benz Stadium. These were two teams virtually counted out at the beginning of the season, but now both teams find themselves entrenched in the division race making this a pivotal NFC South matchup. The Falcons fell to the Bengals in their last contest 35-17, while the Panthers are coming off a 21-3 win over the Buccaneers. Can the Panthers grab another upset on the road? Will the Falcons bounce back? Let’s take a closer look and find out the best bets for this game

Carolina Panthers Betting Preview: Panthers Defy Odds and Take Down Buccaneers 

The Panthers recently humiliated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21-3 at home despite facing a plethora of adversity. After dealing the team’s standout running back Christian McCaffrey to San Francisco earlier in the week, Carolina entered the game as a nearly two-touchdown underdog. P.J. Walker got the start and threw two touchdown passes, while Chuba Hubbard ran nine times for 63 yards and a touchdown, and D’Onta Foreman carried the ball 15 times for 118 yards. 

In their 21-3 victory over the Buccaneers in Week Seven, the Carolina Panthers defense limited them to only three points while recording one sack. Tom Brady and Tampa Bay couldn’t generate any offensive momentum, and the Panthers’ defense helped the club win. 

It was an impressive performance out of the Carolina squad that looked like they were waving the white flag and throwing in the towel. Instead, the Panthers are now in the thick of the race in the underperforming NFC South. A win in this matchup could position themselves at the top of the standings. 

Atlanta Falcons Betting Preview: Falcons Hope to Take Over NFC South Lead

The Falcons have exceeded expectations this far and are now remarkably tied with Buccaneers atop the NFC South division standings. They will look to rebound from a 35-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week Seven by a score of 35-17. The Falcons’ season got off to a rough start with losses to the Saints and Rams but totaled three wins and two losses since.

The Falcons were behind by a score of 28-17 against the Bengals at the half and couldn’t recover, failing to score in the second half. Marcus Mariota has done a solid job at quarterback, leading the Falcons to a 12th-ranked 23.3 points per game. The offense has found an identity as a run-first team, and they rank fourth in rushing. 

On the defensive side of the ball, Atlanta is coming off arguably their worst performance surrendering 537 yards, including 459 through the air. There is lots of room for improvement for a young Falcon squad that is conceding 406.9 yards per game. 

Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons Betting Lines & Odds 

With a 4-point spread (-110), the AtlantaFalcons are the game’s home betting favorite, according to Mybookie. The Panthers are given +170 odds to win on the moneyline as the road underdog, while the Falcons are given -200 odds. The Over/Under for this game is 41.5 points (-110)

Free Betting Pick

The Carolina Panthers shocked the Buccaneers last week despite trading away their best player Christian McCaffrey and firing their head coach Matt Rhule. Interim head coach Steve Wilks is giving P.J. Walker another start, but the Panthers will still play at a major disadvantage. Not only are they the less talented team, but they will have their backs against the wall on the road. 

The Atlanta Falcons utilize an aggressive rushing attack that should overwhelm a Panther squad conceding over 120 yards per game. The Falcons have also played well at home with a 2-1 record. Expect the Falcons to run all over the Panthers and cover the spread at home.

 
  • Mybookie Prediction: Falcons -4 (-110)
  
 

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