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NFL Week 9 Pick- Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers Look to Keep Pace in NFC South

There is a big showdown in the NFC South this Sunday. The NFL sends the 4-3 Atlanta Falcons on the road to face the 5-3 Carolina Panthers in a 1 p.m. start on FOX from Bank of America Stadium.

BetAnySports has opened the Panthers as two-point home favorites and the total has been set at 43.5 points. The line now has the Falcons as 2.5-point road favorites. The total has dropped to 42.5.

Carolina’s recent offensive woes has resulted in two losses in its last three games (both SU and ATS). The team has only scored a grand total of just 43 points. The Panthers now have a 4-3-1 record ATS. They have a 5-3 SU record through the first half of the season.

The total stayed UNDER 46 points in Sunday’s 17-3 victory against Tampa Bay. The Panthers were a slight 1.5-point underdog on the road. The Panthers return home with a 0-2-1 record ATS in three previous home games this season.

Cam Newton and the Carolina offense has been sputtering along the past three weeks. The Panthers defense has played well all season. It has continued to show up each and every week this year. The dominating squad is holding opponents to an average of 17.8 points per game. The Panthers D is ranked second in the NFL in total yards allowed at 264.0 yards per game.

Last Sunday against the Buccaneers, the Panthers posted three turnovers while sacking Jameis Winston three times to hold him below 200 yards passing on the day.

Falcons Offense Needs to Get in Sync to Compete

The Falcons schedule over the past month included four-straight games against a team from the AFC East. The result was a straight-up 1-3 record while going 0-4 against the spread. The Falcons avoided a sweep by the AFC East by beating the Jets 25-20 in New York.

The Falcons were listed as  6.5-point favorites. The late scores also took the total OVER 43 points. Falcons games had stayed UNDER BetAnySports’ closing line in the previous three games. Atlanta is now 2-5 against the spread this season.

Atlanta’s offense with veteran quarterback Matt Ryan at the helm could never really get on track during this four-game span. The team had an average of 16.5 points per game. That is well below a season average of 21.9 points per game that is now ranked 16th in the NFL.

The Falcons are still fifth in total yards gained behind a balanced attack of passing and running the ball.

 

Both of these NFC South rivals have struggled on offense lately. These teams have each shown the ability to put points on the board this season. Facing off against each other for the first time this season should provide a higher scoring. This game should go over BetAnySports’ current 42.5-point total line for this game.

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Atlanta4-32-521.8621.710.151-21-33-41-22-2
Carolina5-34-3-118.5017.750.750-2-14-14-42-12-3
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
ATL17.1414.772.38
CAR16.8114.871.94
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
ATL11.499.442.05
CAR10.169.180.98
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
ATL4.814.020.79
CAR3.383.75-0.37
Team Records

Atlanta Falcons

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall4-31-23-12-51-21-321.8621.710.15
vs Conf3-01-02-02-11-01-129.0022.007.00
vs Div0-00-00-00-00-00-00.000.000.00
Last 31-20-11-10-30-10-216.3321.00-4.67

Carolina Panthers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall5-31-24-14-3-10-2-14-118.5017.750.75
vs Conf3-30-23-13-30-23-117.6718.17-0.50
vs Div1-00-01-01-00-01-017.003.0014.00
Last 31-20-11-11-20-11-114.3316.00-1.67

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense21.861517.755
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense263.505176.336
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense118.7510106.3315
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense18.502321.7116
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense186.3328226.5013
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense96.3323100.2510

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Atlanta5-54-64-620.3083.204.0038.9069.41276.80360.001.70
Carolina5-56-44-626.40142.405.1032.5059.69218.00360.401.20

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Dec 24, 2016ATLCAR33-1615225640801191833022
Oct 2, 2016CARATL33-48493293782904815711
Dec 27, 2015CARATL13-201551132681772963731
Dec 13, 2015ATLCAR0-385417623041422824240
Dec 28, 2014CARATL34-31941123060632252883
Nov 16, 2014ATLCAR19-178626034611062853912
Dec 29, 2013CARATL21-201341492832762313071
Nov 3, 2013ATLCAR10-347821128941312423732
Dec 9, 2012ATLCAR20-303532736211952804750
Sep 30, 2012CARATL28-3019920540411213054261

NFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Atlanta Falcons

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 29, 2017NYJ25-20W-6.5/43L/O140246386432362791A
Oct 22, 2017NE7-23L2.5/55.5L/U1202233431622414030A
Oct 15, 2017MIA17-20L-14/45.5L/U1002393391381512890H
Oct 1, 2017BUF17-23L-8/47.5L/U1492423911171642813H
Sep 24, 2017DET30-26W-3/50.5W/O151277428712533243A

Carolina Panthers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 29, 2017TB17-3W1.5/46W/U10015425485194279-2A
Oct 22, 2017CHI3-17L-2.5/39.5L/U10818529368851533A
Oct 12, 2017PHI23-28L-3/43.5L/O802253051012093102H
Oct 8, 2017DET27-24W2/41.5W/O2833436250192242-1A
Oct 1, 2017NE33-30W9/47.5W/O140304444802933732A

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