Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons: Spread Analysis and Pick Prediction

December 24, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Carolina Panthers have come up losers the last five times they've ventured into Atlanta. Playoff-bound Carolina ends its regular season with another trip to Atlanta to take on the Falcons Sunday afternoon.
Handicappers are monitoring the point spread and being mindful of a recent Week 17 trend that has seen the Panthers play seven straight OVERs to end the season.
Point spread: The Panthers are expected to open as significant favorites but the game remained off the board in Vegas as of Tuesday. (Line updates and matchup report)
Odds Shark computer prediction: 27.9-15.0 Panthers
Why the Panthers can cover the spread
After a 1-3 start, Carolina is on the verge of winning the NFC South. Just as he did against the Patriots and Dolphins a few weeks ago, quarterback Cam Newton threw a late touchdown pass to beat New Orleans Sunday 17-13.
Carolina only ranks 24th in the league in total offense, but sixth in rushing and seco...

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