|2012 NFL Week 4 Odds: Falcons favored over Panthers on Sunday|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Wednesday, 26 September 2012 18:00|
Panthers vs. Falcons Week 4 Odds
ATLANTA, GA (The Spread) – NFC South rivals will battle in Atlanta this Sunday when the undefeated Falcons host the Panthers at 1:00PM ET.
CAROLINA: The Panthers were stomped 36-7 at home against the Giants last Thursday. Cam Newton completed 16-of-30 passes for 242 yards with no touchdowns, while DeAngelo Williams rushed 11 times for 50 yards and Greg Olsen led the Panthers in receiving with seven catches for 98 yards. One week after pulling off an impressive upset against the Saints, the Panthers took a step back with their loss to New York. Carolina is now 1-2 on the season.
ATLANTA: Despite coming off a short week and traveling cross-country, the Falcons once again looked impressive in Week 3. They beat the Chargers 27-3 behind Matt Ryan’s 30-of-40 passing for 275 yards and three touchdowns. Michael Turner also rushed for 80 yards on 14 carries with one touchdown, while tight end Tony Gonzalez led Atlanta in receiving with nine catches for 91 yards and one score. The Falcons improved to 3-0 on the year and will look to go for the season sweep against the AFC West later this season.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Falcons are 7-point favorites over the Panthers, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 48.5 points. The Panthers enter this game with a straight up record of 1-2 and are 1-2 against the spread, while the Falcons are 3-0 straight up and 3-0 ATS.
TRENDS: The favorite is 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings between these two teams while the home team is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings. The Panthers are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games against the Falcons and 0-4 ATS in their last four trips to Atlanta. The over is 4-1-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams and 3-1-1 in the last five meetings in Atlanta.