Free NFL Prediction: Panthers vs Falcons
Week 16 NFL betting sees the Carolina Panthers taking on the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday December 27 at the Georgia Dome Atlanta, GA. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Carolina Panthers (14-0) at Atlanta Falcons (7-7)
Date: Sunday December 27
Time: 1 PM
Venue: Georgia Dome Atlanta, GA
ATS Betting Lines: Panthers -7
NFL Moneyline Odds: OFF strong>
NFL Betting Total: 47.5
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The Panthers are only 2 wins away from an undefeated regular season and if they win this game, or their last one, they will have home field advantage throughout the post-season. They are a 7-point road favorite facing the Falcons, who they crushed at home 38-0 on 2 games ago.
The Falcons snapped their 6-game losing streak in their last game and at 7-7 they are still alive for a playoff berth, but need to win out and get some help.
In their last games the Panthers beat the New York Giants 38-35 and the Falcons beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 23-17.
On the season the Falcons are 3-3 at home and the Panthers are 7-0 on the road.
The Panthers were up 35-7 before letting the Giants come back and Cam Newton, who is the front-runner for the MVP, led them on a game-winning drive. He is getting it done with his arm and with his legs and while the team only ranks 23rd in the league in passing yards per game he has solid solid targets and he is finding them without making mistakes.
Jonathan Stewart leads the Panthers, who rank 3rd in the league in rushing yards per game. He and Newton are a great duo in the backfield and the Falcons’ D will have their hands full.
Atlanta ranks 20th in the league in pass defense and 14th in run defense.
The Panthers have won their last 2 games facing the Falcons in Atlanta.
The Falcons snapped their long losing streak and it was mainly because they played solid defense and they utilized their 2 big weapons on offense in WR Julio Jones and RB Devonta Freeman. Matt Ryan has to get Jones the ball early and often and Freeman has to have a solid game out of the backfield.
Carolina’s defense is one of the main reasons they are undefeated, as they rank 5th in the NFL against the pass and 6th against the run. However, in their last 2 road games they have given up 35 points and 38 points respectively.
The Falcons began the season winning their first 3 home games, but they have dropped their last 3.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Panthers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- Panthers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Panthers have an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 road games.
- Falcons are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Falcons are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Over 47.5
The Panthers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against the Falcons ans that trend will continue this Sunday. Atlanta will not get shut out like they did in Carolina, but they will not get the W.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Carolina 30 – Atlanta 18
The Panthers will win again and stay undefeated snagging home field advantage throughout the playoffs in the process.
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