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NFL: Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers Prediction 12/17/2023

The Atlanta Falcons (6-7) travel to face off against the Carolina Panthers (1-12) on Sunday, December 17th. This game will be played at Bank of America Stadium in Bank of America Stadium and televised on FOX. Both the Falcons and Panthers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 ET.

Falcons vs Panthers

The Falcons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Falcons hosted the Buccaneers in 14. This game ended in a 29-25 loss for Atlanta. In addition to losing straight-up, the Falcons also lost vs. the spread as 1.5 point favorites.

Against Tampa Bay, quarterback Desmond Ridder had a passer rating of 90 while completing 65% of his passes. Overall, he ended the game with 347 yards through the air.

Following their recent game, the Falcons defense will look for another strong performance, allowing only 16 first downs versus the Buccaneers. Against the rushing attack, Atlanta conceded 148 yards, and in the passing game, they yielded 142 yards.

Atlanta is currently 2nd in the NFC-South this season, with an overall record of 6-7. In games outside the conference, they are 2-2 and in NFC games, they’ve gone 4-5.

The Falcons’ scoring margin thus far is currently at -1.4. This has contributed to an ATS record of 4-9. This season, games featuring the Falcons have averaged 40 points, placing them at 22nd in the NFL. They currently hold an over/under record of 5-8, with an average OU line of 40.4 points.

Falcons Injury Report

  • Barry Wesley – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Ikenna Enechukwu – Leg (Out)
  • Jacob Saylors – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Josh Ali – Ankle (Out)
  • Adetokunbo Ogundeji – Foot (Out)
  • Avery Williams – Knee (Out)
  • Troy Andersen – Arm (Out)
  • Nate Landman – Knee (Questionable)
  • LaCale London – Knee (Questionable)
  • Matt Hennessy – Knee (Out)
  • Jeff Okudah – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Feleipe Franks – Foot (Out)
  • Drew Dalman – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Kaleb McGary – Knee (Questionable)
  • Ethan Greenidge – Leg (Out)
  • Kentavius Street – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Grady Jarrett – Knee (Out)
  • David Onyemata – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Jake Matthews – Knee (Questionable)

The Panthers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Panthers lost by 28-6 to the Saints. With a 22-point loss, the Panthers added a loss to their ATS record as well. They were 5.5-point underdogs prior to the game.

Against the Saints’ defense, Bryce Young led the way with 137 passing yards and a completion rate of 36%. On the ground, the Panthers ran the ball 39 times for 204 yards. The team had 8 third-down conversions (40%).

Defensively, the Panthers allowed 207 total yards of offense against New Orleans. Of these yards, 97 were surrendered on the ground, while the team’s secondary conceded 110 yards on 26 pass attempts.

At home, the Panthers have a record of 1-4 this season and are 1-12 overall. When looking at the standings, Carolina is 16th in the NFC and 4th in the NFC-South. On the road, Carolina has gone 0-8 thus far.

The Panthers’ scoring margin thus far is currently at -11.1. This has contributed to an ATS record of 2-9-2. Currently, the Panthers have an average over/under line of 41.5 points for this season. Their games have been averaging 41.4 points per game, leading to an over/under record of 4-9.

Panthers Injury Report

  • Justin Houston – Hamstring (Out)
  • Justin McCray – Calf (Questionable)
  • Shaq Thompson – Leg (Out)
  • Henry Anderson – Foot (Out)
  • DeShawn Williams – Knee (Questionable)
  • Austin Corbett – Knee (Out)
  • Ian Thomas – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Tarik Cohen – Hamstring (Out)
  • Hayden Hurst – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Giovanni Ricci – Shoulder (Out)
  • Brady Christensen – Bicep (Out)
  • Laviska Shenault Jr. – Ankle (Out)
  • Dicaprio Bootle – Knee (Out)
  • Luiji Vilain – Knee (Out)
  • Derek Wright – Knee (Out)
  • Chandler Wooten – Ankle (Out)
  • Chandler Zavala – Knee (Out)
  • Claudin Cherelus – Knee (Out)

Falcons Offense Breakdowncarolina panthers betting

Offensively, the Falcons have an average of 19.3 points per game, which is 21st in the NFL.

As a team, Atlanta is 21st in the NFL in passing yards per game (204.5). Their passing yards per attempt figure of 6.5 is 10th in the league.

The Falcons are currently 6th in the NFL with 132.2 rushing yards per game. This has come on an average of 31.7 rushing attempts (3rd).

Panthers Offense Breakdown

The Carolina offense is currently ranked 27th in the league, averaging 15.2 points per contest.

As a team, Carolina is 31st in the NFL in passing yards per game (165.7). Their passing yards per attempt figure of 4.5 is 20th in the league.

On a per-attempt basis, the Panthers average 3.9 yards while carrying the ball an average of 26.2 times per game. Regarding rushing yardage, they are 21st in the league.

Falcons Team Defense

The Falcons’ defense has, on average, allowed 313.9 yards and 20.7 points per contest (12th). Leading up to this game, they’ve permitted a 60.7% completion rate and yielded 19 passing touchdowns. In terms of run defense, they rank 15th in the NFL.

Panthers Team Defense

The Panthers defense comes into the game with rankings of 16th in tackles for loss and 20th in sacks. Their opponents have been scoring 26.2 points per game and gaining 298.4 yards (per game).

Falcons vs Panthers Trendsatlanta falcons betting

  • Across the Falcons last five road games, the team averaged 16 points per game while allowing 19. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 2-3 straight-up.
  • Through their last three home games, Carolina has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 11 points per game.
  • The last ten games that Carolina was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-7-1 while going 1-9 straight up.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the favorite, Atlanta has an ATS mark of 1-4 while going 1-4 straight up.

Falcons vs Panthers Prediction

I like the Falcons to not only win straight-up over the Panthers but also cover the spread as 3-point road favorites. Look for the Falcons to jump out to an early lead over a Panthers defense that struggled in the 4th quarter of their previous game.

For this matchup, I’m going to be hammering the under, as our model has the Falcons and Panthers combining for 33 points. Right now the over/under line is sitting at 35, so I’d recommend getting some action on the under.

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