Based on last week’s results, many people are going to be looking at taking Atlanta in this football betting matchup.
NFL betting has the Falcons almost a TD favorite over the Panthers. Last week the Panthers looked about as bad as a team can look as they were routed at home by the Philadelphia Eagles. Quarterback Jake Delhomme was horrible again but he continues to be the starter for the Panthers. Head coach John Fox is trying to spread the blame around for last week’s loss. “It's definitely true after watching every play of the tape that it's not just Jake. We just didn't execute very well in the passing game. A couple of those third-and-longs, I wish we had run our patented draw (play) instead of screen (passes), because those resulted in two touchdowns -- one sack/fumble and one interception. So it's important not to get in those situations, and when you do, sometimes bad things can happen if you're not careful.”
On the other side of the NFL betting equation, the Falcons looked very good in their win over Miami last week. The Falcons rushed for under 100 yards last week but they threw the ball very effectively. “We were able to move the ball in other ways,” head coach Mike Smith said, “If they allow us a chance to throw the football, we’re going to throw the football.”
The Panthers are 5-2 in NFL betting in their last 7 vs. NFC South, 1-4 in football betting in their last 5 games as a road underdog, and 3-8-2 ATS in their last 13 meetings in Atlanta.
The Falcons are 7-3 in NFL betting in their last 10 home games and 2-7 in football betting in their last 9 vs. the NFC South.
The Over is 4-0 in football betting in the Panthers last 4 games as an underdog, 4-0 in the Panthers last 4 road games, and 8-1 in football betting in the Panthers last 9 vs. the NFC. The Over is also 7-2 in the Panthers last 9 football betting games overall, 9-4 in the Falcons last 13 home games, and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta between the two teams.