Falcons at Panthers 12/23/18 - NFL Picks & Predictions
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Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers
NFL: 1:00 PM EST
Dec. 23, 2018
Latest Odds : CAR -4 Total 50
The Carolina Panthers have now lost six straight games heading into Week 16. Carolina is 6-8 on the season and will host the Atlanta Falcons this season. The Panthers are 2nd in the NFC South and lost at home to the Saints last week. Carolina is 5-2 on their home field.
QB Cam Newton has 24 touchdowns on the season with 13 interceptions. Newton has not thrown a touchdown pass in two week and has two interceptions. Running back Christian McCaffrey has been a workhorse for this team and has seven touchdowns on the season.
The Atlanta Falcons did not have the season that they hoped for. The Falcons are 5-9 on the season and are 3rd in the NFC South. Atlanta is 1-4 over their last five games and beat the Cardinals 40-14 last week. The Falcons are 1-5 on the road.
QB Matt Ryan has 30 touchdowns with 6 interceptions on the season. Ryan threw for 5 touchdowns over the last two weeks with 1 interceptions. WR Julio Jones has 100 receptions on the year with 6 touchdowns.
Recent Betting Trends:
Falcons are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Panthers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NFC.
Under is 7-3 in Falcons last 10 road games.
Under is 4-0 in Panthers last 4 games in December.
Free Betting Pick: Atlanta Falcons +4
The Panthers have struggled to find a way to win after the season starting off so promising. The Falcons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 16. The Panthers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 16. The Falcons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings. No reason that the Panthers deserved to be backed right now. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Falcons win in upset and easily cover ATS 31-24.