Our Atlanta vs Carolina totals pick has the over/under at 49.0. The best bet on the over comes in at -107, while the under is at -103. The game, which is scheduled for Thursday, October 29 at 8:20 pm ET, brings together the NFC South’s third-place club, the Panthers, and the division’s fourth-place team, the Falcons. Atlanta and Carolina last met less than three weeks ago. In that October 11 game, the Panthers bested the Falcons 23-16. This NFL Thursday Night Football contest will be played on Carolina’s home turf, the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. Also, see our Atlanta vs Carolina spread pick for this game.
Atlanta vs Carolina Total Pick – Offenses & Defenses
Our Atlanta vs Carolina totals pick notes that the Falcons bring a solid pass attack to this game. However, they are going up against a stingy air defense. The Panthers are allowing opponents just 232.9 YPG in passing. The Carolina secondary has defended 30 passes and grabbed four picks. Plus, the defense has forced six fumbles and recovered all six.
That may keep the score down on Atlanta’s end. The Falcons are averaging 26.3 PPG. However, we don’t expect them to score more than 20 against a Panther D that is allowing 24.0 PPG.
On the other hand, Carolina is going up against a pass defense that is giving up 344.4 YPG. Although the Panthers are averaging just 275.7 YPG in the air, we feel that they will be able to take advantage of the Falcon secondary. Carolina quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is connecting on just over 72% of his passes. Wideouts Robby Anderson and DJ Moore both have big-play chops. Plus, the Carolina rush attack is solid and the ball-carrying group is deep. The Panthers are averaging 23.1 PPG while the Atlanta defense is allowing opponents 29.6 PPG. We think that the home team will score at least 30 in this contest.
Falcons vs Panthers – Trends
If you like betting trends, and sometimes we do, Atlanta has been under in six of their last seven games on the road against the Panthers. In five of their last six games played in October, the Falcons have seen the score go under. Although in 11 or their last 15 games versus Atlanta, the Panthers have seen their score go under, in five of their last six contests it’s gone over.
Atlanta vs Carolina Totals Pick – Final Word
Our Atlanta vs Carolina totals pick sees these two teams as scoring a total of at least 50 points. If that does happen, then this game will be over. When we consider that the Panthers are the better team, and that they are going up against a team with a weak pass D, and, overall, a spotty defense, we like the over at 49.0. Also, be sure to see our South Alabama vs Georgia Southern spread pick for Thursday night.
Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers Over/Under Summary
Atlanta vs Carolina Over 49.0 (-107)