Falcons vs. Panthers Prediction
CHARLOTTE, NC (The Spread) – NFC South rivals clash in Carolina today when they Falcons visit the Panthers at 1:00PM ET. Will the Panthers pull off the upset after nearly beating the Falcons in Atlanta earlier this season?
NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Falcons are 3-point favorites versus the Panthers, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 48 points. Atlanta is 11-1 overall and 5-1on the road, while Carolina is 3-9 overall and 1-5 at home.
Line Movement: The Falcons opened as a 3.5-point favorite and the line has dropped a half point to 3, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 48 after opening at 47.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 84% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Falcons. 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 Playoff Free Pick: Take Atlanta. According to latest NFL trends, the Falcons are 4-1 against the spread in their last five meetings with the Panthers and are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six road games. They’re also 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games in December and 13-5-1 ATS versus a team with a losing record. The Panthers, meanwhile, are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games in Week 14 and 0-5 ATS in their last five home games. The Falcons didn’t play well offensively last week versus the Saints but thanks to five interceptions by the defense, Atlanta finally got the New Orleans monkey off its back. The Falcons need to keep winning in order to secure home field advantage throughout the postseason so Carolina will get Atlanta’s best effort today. The Panthers have matchup problems on both sides of the ball and Cam Newton has yet to beat the Falcons in three straight efforts. Carolina should have won in Week 4 but the Panthers won't cover this Sunday.
2012 NFL WEEK 14 FREE PICK: ATLANTA FALCONS -3
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