Panthers vs. Falcons Free Pick
NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Panthers are 5.5-point favorites over the Falcons while the over/under total is currently sitting at 45.5 points. Carolina enters play with an 11-4 record and is 4-3 on the road this year, while Atlanta is 4-11 overall and 3-4 at home.
Line Movement: The Falcons opened as 7-point home underdogs but the spread has been bet down to 6 or 5.5, depending on the sports book. As for the total, it opened at 44 and has been bet up to 45 or 45.5.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 66% 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.
KEY NFL BETTING TRENDS: The home team is 8-3 against the spread in the last 11 meetings between these two teams while the Panthers are 1-4 against the spread in their lat five trips to Atlanta. Carolina is also 0-4-1 ATS in its last five games after accumulating less than 250 total yards in their previous game and 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games after accumulating less than 150 yards passing in their previous game. On the other side the Falcons are 4-1 against the number in their last five games overall, 5-2 ATS in their last seven games in Week 17 and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games in December.
2013 NFL WEEK 17 FREE PICK: ATLANTA FALCONS +5.5