Falcons vs. Panthers Free Pick

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CHARLOTTE, NC (The Spread) – NFC South rivals clash in Carolina when the Panthers host the Falcons at 1:00PM ET. Will Atlanta cover as an underdog?

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NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Panthers are 7.5-point favorites over the Falcons, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 44.5 points. Atlanta is 2-5 overall and 0-3 on the road, while Carolina is 4-3 overall and 2-1 at home.

Line Movement: The Panthers opened as 7-point favorites but the spread has been bet up to 7.5 at most online and Vegas sports books. As for the total, it opened at 41 and has been bet up to 44.5.

Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 59% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Panthers. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.

NFL Free Pick: Take the over. According to latest NFL trends, the over is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings between these two teams in Carolina and 6-1-2 in the last nine meetings overall. The over is also 5-1 in the Falcons' last six games, 14-3 in their last 17 games in Week 9, and 5-0 in their last five games versus a team with a winning record. On the other side, the over is 12-2-2 in the Panthers' last 16 games versus NFC South opponents and 4-1 in their last five games versus a team with a losing record.

The Panthers' offense has been firing on all cylinders the past three weeks and thanks to an unfortunate amount of injuries, the Falcons' defense can't stop anyone right now. The combined score should sail over the total.

2013 NFL WEEK 9 FREE PICK: FALCONS/PANTHERS OVER 44.5

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