NFL football gambling esteem could not be lower for the Carolina Panthers as they have become the laughingstock of the league and the most unattractive team on the odds NFL board.
The NFC South leading Atlanta Falcons will take on the Carolina Panthers, the NFC South’s last place team, in a game that will be telecast on FOX beginning at 1 PM ET. Sports Gambling opened with Atlanta as a 7 point road favorite and with a total of 42.5.
Atlanta has a NFL gambling record of 10-2 straight up and 8-4 against the spread with 8 of their games going over the total. The Falcons lead the NFC South Division by 1 game over the New Orleans Saints and by 2 games over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after their 28-24 payout at Tampa last week.
Atlanta is riding a 6 game winning streak and has scored 4 consecutive payouts. Atlanta is one of the better balanced teams in the NFL as they rank 7th for points allowed on defense and 6th for offensive scoring. Atlanta has plenty of offensive weapons starting with quarterback Matt Ryan, who has passed for 2920 yards.
Michael Turner has 1062 yards rushing and a team high 8 touchdowns while Roddy White has 1140 yards receiving.
Carolina has a record of 1-11 straight up and 3-9 with the NFL betting lines and an even 6-6 split with over/unders. The Panthers have the worst record in the NFL and rank dead last for offense and 26th for points allowed on defense.
Carolina has lost 6 games in a row and is coming off a 31-14 loss at Seattle as they went over the total for the 4th consecutive game.
Atlanta has become one of the most respected and popular NFL football gambling commodities as coach Mike Smith has done what seemed to be impossible by making the Falcons a consistent winner.
The big question here is if Atlanta looks past this seemingly sure win. That is doubtful with Smith in charge but even if Atlanta is not totally focused the Panthers are so bad that they may not be able to take advantage of any opportunities provided in this one.