The Atlanta Falcons (4-5) and Carolina Panthers (2-7) will square off on Thursday Night Football.
The Falcons are 2-3 over the course of their past five games. Atlanta was narrowly defeated by the Chargers in Week 9, losing by a score of 20-17. Atlanta will look to climb back to .500 with a Week 10 win over Carolina.
The Panthers are in the midst of an extremely underwhelming season. Nevertheless, they recently upset the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, Carolina has now dropped two games in a row.
Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 PM EST on Thursday, November 10th, at Bank Of America Stadium in Carolina. Let’s take a look at the odds, trends, and picks for this Thursday Night Football affair.
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers: Facts & Trends
- The Atlanta Falcons are 6-3 against the spread this year.
- The Carolina Panthers are 3-6 against the spread this season.
- The Falcons are 3-1 against the spread when playing at their home field.
- The Panthers are 2-3 against the spread when playing on the road.
- Atlanta is 0-1 against the spread as a favorite in 2022
- Carolina is 3-3 against the spread as an underdog in 2022.
This Thursday Night Football game projects to be competitive. Neither Atlanta nor Carolina have played well in 2022, but the Panthers’ home-field advantage will give them a strong chance of upsetting the odds.
Still, the Falcons’ all-around talent makes them a favorite. Covering the spread will be a challenge for Atlanta on the road against the Panthers.
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers: Game Info & Odds
The Panthers will host this contest in Carolina.
The Panthers are home underdogs in this one. Although Atlanta has not dominated the competition, the Falcons have been the better team in 2022.
As discussed earlier, Carolina’s home-field advantage will help them out without question. It could be the ultimate difference-maker in the game. However, trusting the Panthers is a risky proposition.
The moneyline odds have yet to be released for this game, but the 2.5 spread suggests that oddsmakers expect the score to be close. Meanwhile, the over/under hints at a low-scoring contest.
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers: Betting Previews
Betting on Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons‘ narrow defeat at the hands of the Chargers was frustrating for the team. It was a game they felt they should have won but ultimately fell short in the end.
The Falcons previously defeated the Panthers at home 37-34. It was a high-scoring game that saw both teams with chances to win. But unlike in the Chargers game, Atlanta earned the victory.
On the season, the Falcons are sixth in points per game, 26th in total yards per game, 29th in passing yards per game, and fifth in rushing yards per game.
They are a team that finds ways to put points on the board, even if it is not always pretty.
Defensively, they are 29th in points against per game, 31st in total yards against per game, last passing yards against per game, 11th in rushing yards against per game, 29th in sacks, and ninth in interceptions.
The odds of Atlanta making any kind of playoff run are high, given their lackluster defense. With that being said, the defense may be able to perform well against the Panthers’ underwhelming offensive attack.
Atlanta is the favorite for a reason on Thursday. We will see if they can cover the spread on the road.
Betting on Carolina Panthers
The Panthers come into the game fresh off back-to-back losses. They lost to these Falcons two weeks ago, prior to losing to the Bengals last week.
Carolina’s defense has been especially concerning, surrendering 37 points to Atlanta and 42 to Cincinnati in those defeats. If Carolina’s defense has another difficult performance, they will likely lose once again at home.
On the season, the Panthers’ defense ranks 21st in points against per game, 21st in total yards against per game, 20th in passing yards against per game, 23rd in rushing yards against per game, 29th in sacks, and 15th in interceptions.
Offensively, the Panthers are 22nd in points per game, 30th in total yards per game, 26th in passing yards per game, and 19th in rushing yards per game.
Carolina has question marks up and down the roster. Their chances of winning will hinge on their defensive effort. If the defense can overcome their recent woes and hold up their end of the bargain, this will be a competitive affair.
Otherwise, the Falcons will win by landslide.
CB A.J. Terrell is battling a hamstring injury and was ruled out for Atlanta’s recent game.
Cordarrelle Patterson returned from injury last week and will provide Atlanta with a spark down the stretch.
Chubba Hubbard has been dealing with an ankle injury, and his status for Thursday is unclear at the moment.
Always make sure to check the NFL injury report before any wagering action and prior to the NFL schedule!
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers: Picks & Predictions
This is likely going to be a competitive game. But the Falcons have what it takes to earn this victory, given their all-around roster.
As mentioned previously, we should be in for a close and exciting NFL affair. Which team should you roll with for Thursday? The Panthers are fairly enticing as a home underdog but not enticing enough.
Roll with the Atlanta Falcons -2.5 as your main Thursday Night Football betting selection. Also, make sure to stay tuned for more NFL betting picks and previews!