The NFC South division is in for a tight race with three teams tied at 5 wins and 7 losses. Two of the three teams fight for a better grip at the second place of the division as the Falcons take on the Panthers in Week 14. The visitors look to recover from a 30-17 home loss against the Buccaneers. Meanwhile, the Panthers will try to avoid a three-game losing streak and return to winning ways.
NitroBetting shares a preview of the upcoming Falcons vs. Panthers game. Find every piece of information you need down below to lock in on the best picks. We share event details, team and player statistics, the latest NFL odds, trends, and predictions.
Falcons vs. Panthers Game Information
More offensive line shuffling could be aheadhttps://t.co/36RsOdNHSk— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) December 6, 2021
- When: Sunday, December 12, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
- TV: FOX
- Radio: 92.9 The Game (Falcons) / WBT 1110 AM (Panthers)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Falcons (+2.5) / Panthers (-2.5)
Why Bet on the Atlanta Falcons?
The Falcons experienced a scoring drought in their last three games. They were held to under 20 points in their last matchup against the Bucs while scoring a combined three points in Week 11 and Week 12. Head coach Arthur Smith needs to turn things around if he wants a shot at a postseason appearance.
The side recorded 380 total yards in their last contest. This is way above their 316.3 yards (24th) per game average and serves as a good sign for the offensive unit. We expect the side to utilize the passing game more since they fail to produce significant rushing statistics throughout the season. The Falcons average 228.3 passing yards (17th) and 88.0 rushing yards (27th) per game.
Defensively, the Falcons allow 27.7 points (31st) per game. This is one of the lowest statistics in the league. However, the visitors should get a little slack since the Panthers are not the highest-scoring team in the league either, averaging 19.7 points per game.
The Falcons enter Bank of America Stadium with a healthy offensive line. But the defensive end is expected to see several changes with left defensive end Jonathan Bullard and right cornerback Fabian Moreau on the questionable list.
Why Bet on the Carolina Panthers?
The Panthers try to bounce back from a 33-10 beating in the hands of the Dolphins. They were limited to 198 total yards in the game and allowed their opponents 315 yards by the final whistle. While no one expected the Panthers to outdo the Dolphins on offense, it was a surprising night for the team’s defense.
Defensively, the Panthers produce better numbers than the Falcons. The wide limits opponents to 290.9 opponent yards (second) per game. They average 176.7 opponent passing yards per game. This is the second-best record in the league. We expect the hosts to test the Falcons’ passing game. Additionally, the team manages to hold opponents to 114.3 opponent rushing yards (17th) despite struggling to find traction in that area.
The Panthers have trouble pushing their offensive numbers looking at recent results. The team managed to score over 30 points just once in the season. They record 111.3 rushing yards (16th) and 197.4 passing yards (29th) per game. Additionally, the team averages just 17.8 points per game in the last four weeks.
Left guard Michael Jordan and right guard John Miller are on the questionable list due to injury. Jordan is recovering from hamstring issues while Miller suffered an ankle injury in his recent appearance.
Falcons vs. Panthers Betting Trends
- The Falcons are 6-4 in the last ten road games against the Panthers (5-5 ATS).
- The Falcons are 4-1 in the last five road games (4-1 ATS).
- The totals went over in four of the Falcons’ last seven road games.
- The Panthers are 2-2 in the last four games against the Falcons (2-2 ATS).
- The Panthers are 2-3 in the last five games (2-3 ATS).
- The totals went over in three of the Panthers’ last five games.
Falcons vs. Panthers Expert Betting Predictions
The Panthers start the contest as favorites. They are in dire need of a win after an underwhelming performance against Miami. The game might be decided by which has better defense, and the hosts have the upper hand in this department. Meanwhile, the Falcons can keep things close enough to cover the spread. A win is not impossible to achieve, but they have to fire on all cylinders to exceed the Panthers.
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