Falcons -2½ (-110) 52 (-110) -140
Panthers +2½ (-110) 52 (-110) +120
The Falcons (9-5) beat the 49ers 41-13 on Sunday. Matt Ryan finished 17 of 23 for 286 yards with two TD passes. Devonta Freeman ran for 139 yards and three TDs on 20 carries. Aldrick Robinson had 111 yards on four receptions. Matt Bryant kicked 2 of 2. Keanu Neal had five tackles. Vic Beasley and Ra’Shede Hageman each had a sack. The Falcons have won two games in a row.
Atlanta averages 33.5 points, 412.9 total yards, 296.1 passing yards, and 116.7 rushing yards per game, and allows 25.6 points, 368.9 total yards, 267.4 passing yards, and 101.5 rushing yards per game. Matty Ice is 319 of 465 (68.6%) for 4336 yards with 32 TDs and seven picks. Freeman has run for 930 yards and 10 TDs on 202 carries. Julio Jones has 1253 yards and five TDs on 72 catches. Neal has 98 combined tackles. Beasley has 14½ sacks.
NFL betting odds trends for Falcons fans who bet on NFL football: 9-4 against the spread in the last 13 games, 5-2 straight-up in the last seven games, 7-1 against the spread and 6-2 straight-up in the last eight road games, 3-6 against the spread in the last nine games versus the Panthers, and 1-4 against the spread in the last five visits to Carolina. The total has gone under in 15 of Atlanta’s last 21 road games against Carolina.
The Panthers (6-8) beat the Redskins on Monday. Cam Newton threw 21 of 37 for 300 yards with two TD passes. Jonathan Stewart ran for 132 yards on 25 carries. Greg Olsen had 85 yards on six receptions. Gordon Gano kicked 4 of 5. Kurt Coleman had seven tackles and intercepted one pass. Wes Horton had one sack. The Panthers have won two games in a row.
Carolina averages 24.1 points, 347.3 total yards, 235.4 passing yards, and 111.9 rushing yards per game, and allows 25.1 points, 360.6 total yards, 274.8 passing yards, and 85.8 rushing yards per game. Newton is 234 of 435 (53.8%) for 3074 yards with 17 TDs and nine picks. Stewart has run for 709 yards and eight TDs on 187 carries. Olsen has 992 yards on 71 catches while Kelvin Benjamin has five TDs on 53 catches. Luke Kuechly has 102 combined tackles. Coleman has intercepted four passes.
NFL betting odds trends for Panthers fans who bet on NFL football: 4-6-2 against the spread in the last 12 games, 9-3-1 against the spread in the last 13 home games, 2-3-1 against the spread in the last six home games, 13-3 straight-up in the last 20 home games. 6-3 against the spread in the last nine games versus the Falcons, and 4-1 against the spread in the last five games hosting the Falcons. The total has gone under in 15 of Carolina’s last 21 home games against Atlanta.