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Panthers vs. Falcons 2021 NFL Week 8 Odds, Analysis and Prediction

By Carlos Chacon

The Carolina Panthers gear up to face the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes Benz Stadium on Sunday. Week 8 puts together another set of compelling matches, and this Panthers vs. Falcons is a must-watch for football and betting fans.

Before getting started with your picks, the NitroBeting team is here to guide you from start to finish. We get you on the right track with the help of our comprehensive previews. Find essential information below, including event details, team and player statistics, and the latest NFL odds. On top of that, we present timely betting trends and predictions that help you find the best picks. Be sure to check out for the latest sports betting odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook.

Panthers vs. Falcons Game Information

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Why Bet on the Carolina Panthers?

The Panthers currently hold fourth place in the NFC South division with a 3-4 record. It’s been rough for the team over the past weeks. Now, the team is on the verge of extending their losing streak to five games if they fail to overcome the Falcons.

Between Week 4 to Week 7, the side managed to lose two road and two home games. The team scored a combined 31 points in the two road games. In their most recent contest against the Giants, the Panthers were limited to 173 total yards and 56 rushing yards. This brings the team’s average to 20.9 points (22nd) and 328.0 yards per game (26th).

Defensively, the Panthers do much better with an average of 20.9 opponent points (7th) and 307.4 opponent yards per game (3rd). Although they can do better defending the rush play with a 4.4 opponent yards per rush average (23rd), it’s good to see that the team has its defensive measures on point.

What slows down the Panthers’ offense is the absence of several key players, including running back Christian McCaffrey. Meanwhile, weakside linebacker Shaq Thompson is the only starting defender to miss this weekend’s game.

Why Bet on the Atlanta Falcons?

The Falcons have a slightly better record than their opponents. They are 3-3 and third overall in the NFC South. After a slow start, the team now has some traction, thanks to back-to-back wins over the Jets and the Dolphins.

In their last two games, the Falcons scored no less than 27 points in each one. Their most recent matchup was a narrow 30-28 road win against the Dolphins. With an improved record, the team now averages 22.5 points (20th) and 354.2 yards per game (17th). However, we don’t expect the team to execute more rushing plays anytime soon with a 3.6 yards per rush (29th) average in the last six games.

Atlanta is one of the worst defensive teams in the NFL. The Falcons are allowing 29.3 (30th points per game. They are also giving up 362.7 (18th)yards per game. Head Coach Arthur Smith improved his squad’s rushing defense as well. They currently average 112.2 opponent rushing yards per game (16th).

No notable injuries trouble the Falcons’ offense but left cornerback A.J. Terrell and free safety Erik Harris are on the questionable list for this weekend’s contest.

Panthers vs. Falcons Betting Trends

  • The Panthers are 8-2 ATS in the last ten regular-season road games.
  • The Panthers scored 20 points or more in four of the last five regular-season games at the Mercedes Benz Stadium.
  • The totals went over in three of the Panthers’ last five regular-season road games against the Falcons.
  • The Falcons are 3-7 in the last ten home games (4-6 ATS).
  • The Falcons were held to six points or less in one of the last five home games.
  • The totals went under in five of the Falcons’ last ten home games.

Panthers vs. Falcons Expert Betting Predictions

The Falcons hold a decent advantage over the visitors this weekend. This is an opportunity for the side to close down on the Saints and second place in the division. With momentum and a healthier side, we should see positive results from the home team this weekend. However, don’t underestimate the Panthers’ abilities. Covering the spread is doable for the team once they get a good start. Ultimately, we look forward to the clash of two NFC South teams this weekend.

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