FALCONS vs PANTHERS *BEST BET* NFL Prediction: September 16, 2018
Pick: UNDER 44.5 POINTS -110
FALCONS vs PANTHERS BET ANALYSIS
The Carolina Panthers will come into Atlanta to take on the Falcons in a game that has the under written all over it. The Panthers come into this game after a 16-8 week 1 win at home against the Dallas Cowboys. Both defenses dominated in this game as both offenses really struggled to move the football. The injury bug was not kind to Carolina as they lost one of their biggest offensive threats in Greg Olsen to a broken foot. A huge blow to an offense that was already missing their starting tackles, Matt Kalil and Daryl Williams. The Falcons dropped a close week 1 game to the defending super bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles 18-12. While they did lose 2 key players to their defense in Keanu Neal and Deion Jones I don’t think Carolina has enough on offense right now to take advantage of the holes. The Falcons did lose a big piece of their offense in Devonta Freeman who will miss this weeks game.
Both of these teams have defenses that ranked in the top 10 in the league last year and it showed when these 2 teams squared off. Neither of their two games saw the total go over 40 points. The Panthers won their first match up 20-17 and the Falcons grabbed the second game 22-10. Dating back to 2013, this match up has seen 8 of the last 10 games go under this 44.5 total.
Both of these teams defenses showed up big in week 1 and I expect more of the same here. Back the under and expect these defenses to dominate.