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NFL Pick – Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers

Two Struggling NFC South Teams Meet

Our Atlanta vs Carolina pick offers the Panthers at -1.5 (-120), while the Falcons come in at +1.5 (+100). We find that Atlanta comes to this NFC South matchup struggling. They are last in the division with a 1-6 record. The Falcons lost their last game, which was with the Detroit Lions, 22-23. The Panthers, who are third in the NFC South, are 3-4. Although the team from North Carolina has a better record than the one from Atlanta, they have struggled as of late, losing their last two games to Chicago and New Orleans.

When these two teams met on October 11 of this year, Carolina was victorious, beating Atlanta 23-16. This game will be played this Thursday, October 29, 2020. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 pm ET at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC.

Atlanta vs Carolina Pick – Offenses

The Falcons are posting 26.3 PPG while the Panthers have been averaging 23.1. The Atlanta pass attack, which is averaging 311.6 YPG, is led by veteran Matt Ryan. Ryan, who’s completing 66.4% of his passes, has tossed a dozen TDs and three picks. His O-line has given up 15 sacks. The Falcons have a talented group of receivers that are led by Calvin Ridley (40 REC, 6 TDs) and Julio Jones (31 REC, 2 TDs). Todd Gurley II, who has seven rushing scores, is the team’s leading ground gainer with 485 yards.

The Panthers are passing for 275.7 YPG and rushing for 105.4. They’re scoring 23.1 PPG. Overall, QB Teddy Bridgewater has been solid, tossing eight TD passes while completing 72.2% of his throws. WRs Robby Anderson and DJ Moore are both solid pass catchers with 46 and 31 catches respectively. RB Mike Davis, who’s rushed for 284 yards on 71 carries, also has 37 receptions for 233yards. He’s scored twice when rushing and twice when in receiving mode.

Falcons vs Panthers Spread Pick – Defenses

Our Atlanta vs Carolina pick notes that the Falcon D comes into this game with 10 sacks, 43 TFL, 5 picks, and 24 PD. They’ve forced six fumbles and recovered three. DT Grady Jarrett comes into this game with 2.5 sacks and 6.5 TFL. LB Deion Jones has grabbed one pick while defending four passes. Atlanta’s Achille’s Heel on defense this season is their secondary. The team is allowing opponents 344.4 passing yards per game. The Falcons are giving up 29.6 PPG.

The Carolina D is allowing 24.0 PPG and just 232.9 YPG in the air. They have a little tougher time with the ground attack, as they are giving up 124.0 rushing YPG. The Panthers have forced six fumbles, recovering all, and defended 30 passes while recording 28.5 TFL. They have six sacks and four picks.

Atlanta vs Carolina Pick – Final Word

Here we go with our Atlanta vs Carolina pick. The Panthers have been struggling as of late while the Falcons can’t seem to get their act together. Although Carolina can be uneven, they possess a defense that is superior to Atlanta’s. On the other hand, the Falcons bring some very fine offensive players to the turf. In the end, we like the Carolina Panthers at -1.5 (-200). We also have our Atlanta vs Carolina total pick.

Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers Summary

Carolina Panthers at -1.5 (-120)


Paul has been writing about sports betting and sports for more than a decade, offering picks on the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA, as well as on college sports and European football. He's written thousands of season and post-season previews, innumerable articles on sports betting strategies, and various books on sports and sports betting.

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