The Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers will have a playoff berth on the line on Sunday as those two teams square off at the Georgia Dome with the home team the betting favorite at the sportsbooks.
Carolina enters the final week of the regular season atop the NFC South at 6-8-1 SU, with Atlanta at 6-9 SU in second place – meaning the winner of Sunday’s game wins the division and the loser misses the playoffs altogether.
The Falcons topped the Panthers 19-17 in their first meeting of the season on November 16, but they failed to cover the spread as 2.5-point road favorites in that game. Carolina is 4-1 ATS in the last five games between the teams.
Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons Opening Odds and Betting Line
Betting fans looking to side with the Atlanta Falcons in this one found them as -2.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bodog, while the total was sitting at 47.5.
Computer Prediction: Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons Pick
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Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Atlanta Falcons currently sport a record of 6-9, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-8 ATS. The Carolina Panthers are 6-8-1 and 7-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Atlanta Falcons post a 6-9 over under record this season, while the Carolina Panthers have gone 8-7 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Carolina injuries news.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Atlanta Falcons rated this week at No. 20 and the Carolina Panthers sitting at No. 24.
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How Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons Stats Matchup
The game also pits Atlanta’s No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 25.2 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 22 this week at 24.73 PPG. The Falcons aerial game is averaging 288.53 yards per game, more than the Panthers secondary allows through the air, 228 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Carolina Panthers own the league’s No. 17-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 109.29 yards per game when on the road. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 24 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Jonathan Stewart ran through the Cleveland defense for 122 yards in Carolina’s last game, handing the Browns a 17-13 setback on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.
Matt Ryan throttled the Saints defense in his team’s most recent action, throwing for 322 yards and 1 scores as Atlanta handed New Orleans a 30-14 defeat.
Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons Betting Odds Trends
Carolina is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Carolina is 3-6-1 SU in its last 10 games
Carolina is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Carolina is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta’s last 11 games
Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Carolina
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