Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick

December 9, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The unbeaten Carolina Panthers (12-0) will host the skidding Atlanta Falcons (6-6) on Sunday in the first of two meetings over a three-week period. The Panthers have won six straight games versus NFC South opponents, and they are 14-3 straight up in their last 17 dating back to 2012 with an 11-6 mark against the spread during that stretch.
Point spread: The Panthers opened as 6.5-point favorites; the total was 47 early in the week, according to sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark (line updates and matchup report).
NFL pick, via Odds Shark computer: 35.0-11.2 Panthers
Why the Falcons can cover the spread
It is hard to make an argument to back the Falcons in this spot considering how poorly they have played, dropping six of seven games following a 5-0 start. But they did win 19-17 at Carolina last year before losing to the Panthers 34-3 in Week 17.
Atlanta remains a talented team with one of the best offenses in the divisi...

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