Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons Vegas Odds & NFL Football Expert Picks
Sunday, December 31, 2017
by Aengus Moorehead

Atlanta Pushes for Postseason Berth vs. Carolina

Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons Vegas Odds & NFL Football Expert Picks

Carolina Panthers (11-4) vs
Atlanta Falcons (9-6)

Time: 4:25 PM ET
Date: Sunday, December 31, 2017
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Watch on: FOX
Odds: Falcons -4
Total O/U: 44½

The Atlanta Falcons will look to rebound from an untimely loss to New Orleans last week and will seek to claim a playoff berth as they lock horns with the Carolina Panthers in a NFC South showdown with the contest set to be broadcasted on Fox Sunday afternoon at 4:25 p.m. ET and live from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA.

The Falcons, who lost to the Panthers 20-17 in the first contest of their two-game series back on November 5, can clinch a playoff berth with a win over Carolina or a Seattle loss to Arizona on Sunday. The Falcons cannot improve on their position as they are destined to finish no better than in the sixth seed with a win on Sunday.

The Panthers have plenty to play for as they can clinch the NFC South with a win on Sunday and a New Orleans loss and can also profit from an extra week of rest if they prevail this weekend and will need for the Saints, Vikings and Rams to all lose on Sunday. They enter this affair as a 4-point underdog, according to BetOnline Sportsbook, with the total sitting at 44½ points.

Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons Betting Odds & Team Stats

Gm# Team
Opener
307 Carolina
47
308 Atlanta
-3
 
 
Carolina Panthers
 
Atlanta Falcons
11-4
Won 3
20
9-5-1
23.53
20.33
3.2
4-3-1
5-2
9-6
5-3
4-3
Record
Streak
Last Meeting
ATS
Offense
Defense
Diff.
ATS Home
ATS Away
O/U Record
O/U Home
O/U Away
Injuries
9-6
Lost 1
17
6-9
22.07
20.33
1.74
4-3
2-6
5-10
2-5
3-5

Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends & Predictions

Carolina:
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Carolina is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Carolina is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games
Carolina is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Carolina is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road

Atlanta:
Atlanta is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Atlanta's last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home

The Bottom Line:
Atlanta is in a must-win situation or its season is over so look for them to pull out all the stops as they return to the postseason. The Pick: Falcons -4 and the over 44½.

Aengus Moorehead NFL Predictions: Atlanta -4
Total O/U: Over 44½
NFL Record: September, 2018: 3-6-1   /   -3.60 Units

 

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