Another interesting divisional rivalry duel in the NFL is on schedule for Sunday, October 30, and we have an NFC South tilt in Atlanta, so make sure to get the best Panthers vs. Falcons betting pick and odds.
Atlanta is looking to return to winning ways when they welcome Carolina at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Falcons are 4-point favorites on BetOnline Sportsbook, while the total is set at 41 points. These NFC South foes have faced twice in 2021, and each time, the visiting team was better.
Carolina snapped a losing streak with a surprising win over the Bucs
The Carolina Panthers (2-5-0, 2-5-0 ATS) were in bad form with three consecutive losses and many thought they will suffer another one against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the Panthers had other plans. Carolina upset Tom Brady and the Buccaneers 21-3 at home after displaying the best defensive performance of the season and allowing season-low three points.
PJ Walker completed 16 of 22 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns. DJ Moore led the Panthers in receiving yards with 69 and a touchdown on seven catches, while Tommy Tremble also scored a receiving TD. On the ground, Chuba Hubbard scored a rushing touchdown as he had 63 yards on nine carries, but D’Onta Foreman stole the show with 118 yards on 15 attempts. Donte Jackson was a monster on defense as he registered ten tackles, all of which were solos.
QB Sam Darnold (ankle), K Zane Gonzalez (groin), WR Andre Roberts (knee), and RB Chuba Hubbard (ankle) are out indefinitely. LB Frankie Luvu (shoulder) and CB Jaycee Horn (ribs) are questionable to play on Sunday against Atlanta.
Falcons were powerless against mighty Joe Burrow and the Bengals
The Atlanta Falcons (3-4-0, 6-1-0 ATS) displayed their worst performance of the season in a 35-17 road defeat to the Cincinnati Bengals. Joe Burrow and Cincy destroyed the Falcons’ defense, which allowed season-high 35 points. The Bengals dominated the total yards (537-214) and first downs (29-13), and Atlanta deservedly lost this game.
Marcus Mariota completed eight of 13 passes for 124 yards and one touchdown. Damiere Byrd got only one reception in this one, but it was a 75-yard TD pass from Mariota. Tyler Allgeier had 16 rushing attempts for 50 yards and a touchdown, while on defense, Rashaan Evans and Jaylinn Hawkins combined for 24 tackles.
WR Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), WR Calvin Ridley (suspension), CB A.J. Terrell (hamstring), and S Jaylinn Hawkins (concussion) are out. CB Dee Alford (hamstring) is questionable to face the Panthers on Sunday.
- 4-17 ATS in the last 21 games overall
- 2-9 ATS in the last 11 vs. NFC rivals
- 0-5 ATS in the last five games following an ATS win
- 6-1 ATS in the last seven games overall
- 5-0 ATS in the last five vs. NFC opponents
Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick
Nobody expected to see Atlanta atop the NFC South ahead of Tampa Bay with a 3-4 record after the first seven weeks, but the fact is that there is no team with a winning record in this division at the moment. Carolina is in a rebuilding mode after sending Christian McCaffrey to San Francisco for draft picks but showed they can still play with an upset of the Buccaneers. The Panthers have one of the weakest offenses in the NFL which averages 17.7 points per game, and although the Falcons’ defense is not among the best in the league, I don’t think Carolina has what it takes to win in Atlanta. After all, the Falcons won each of their previous two games.
Pick: Take the Falcons at -4 (-110)
Without Cordarrelle Patterson on one, and Christian McCaffrey on the other side, these respective offenses will be limited, but I am still backing the hosts to control the game clock with their strong run offense. Atlanta averages 156.9 rushing yards per game, which is the fifth-best in the NFL, while the Falcons are neglecting the pass offense. Under is 13-4-1 in the last 18 H2H meetings; Under is 5-1 in the Panthers’ previous six games overall, while Under is 6-2 in the Falcons’ last eight home games.
Pick: Go Under 42.5 points (-133)