Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers: Predictions, betting trends and stats for Week 8

By Squawka NFL

Published: 11:14, 28 October 2021 | Updated: 14:49, 11 November 2021

The Carolina Panthers (3-4) are an underdog by just 1.5 points as they look to break a four-game skid in a matchup with the Atlanta Falcons (3-3) on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. An over/under of 47.5 is set in the contest.

Falcons vs Panthers predictions

Squawka predictions for Falcons vs Panthers
ATS Total Score prediction
Panthers (+1.5) Under (47.5) Panthers 25 Falcons 21

Last three results

Falcons recent betting insights

  • Atlanta has one win against the spread, and is 2-1 overall, over its last three games.
  • In its past three contests, Atlanta has gone over the total.
  • The Falcons average total over the last three games is 0.7 points fewer than the 47.5 total listed for this matchup.

Panthers recent betting insights

  • Carolina has not covered the spread and is 0-3 overall over its last three games.
  • In Carolina’s past three games, it has hit the over once.
  • The Panthers total over the last three games is 2.8 points fewer than the 47.5 total given for this matchup.

Falcons vs Panthers head-to-head

Atlanta has a 4-1 advantage over Carolina in the last five meetings between these two squads. The Falcons and Panthers have a split 1-1 record against the spread in those games with the two squads failing to go over the total once. Atlanta outscored Carolina 134-73 in those five head-to-head matchups.

Falcons vs Panthers betting odds

Falcons vs Panthers betting information
Favorite Spread Favorite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Falcons -1.5 -110 -110 47.5 -110 -110

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Falcons vs Panthers betting insights

Falcons trends

  • Atlanta has put together a record of 2-4-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Falcons have an ATS record of 1-2 when playing as at least 1.5-point favorites.
  • Games involving Atlanta have hit the over four times this season.
  • This year, the Falcons score just 1.6 more points per game (22.5) than the Panthers allow (20.9).
  • Atlanta is 1-3 against the spread and 2-2 overall in games when it records more than 20.9 points.
  • The Falcons average 46.8 more yards per game (354.2) than the Panthers allow per contest (307.4).
  • When Atlanta totals more than 307.4 yards, the team is 1-3 against the spread and 2-2 overall.

Panthers trends

  • Carolina has covered the spread in a game three times this season (3-4-0).
  • The Panthers have an ATS record of 1-2 when playing as at least 1.5-point underdogs.
  • Carolina’s games have gone over the total twice this season.
  • This year the Panthers put up 8.4 fewer points per game (20.9) than the Falcons allow (29.3).
  • The Panthers average 34.7 fewer yards per game (328.0) than the Falcons give up (362.7).
  • Carolina is 3-1 against the spread and 3-1 overall when the team piles up over 362.7 yards.

Team stats

Compare 2021 season stats for Falcons and Panthers
Falcons Stats Panthers
278.0 Pass yards 245.3
263.2 Pass yards against 216.4
87.8 Rush yards 101.9
112.2 Rush yards against 110.3
-3 Turnover differential -5

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Player betting tips

Falcons top players

  • Matt Ryan has accumulated 1,668 passing yards (278.0 per game) while completing 166 of 244 passes (68%), with 12 touchdowns and four interceptions.
  • Ryan has had a passing touchdown in five of six games this season, with multiple passing TDs in five of them.
  • Cordarrelle Patterson has rushed for a team-high 233 yards (38.8 per game) and scored two touchdowns. He also leads his team in receiving yards, hauling in 27 passes for 296 yards and four touchdowns.
  • Patterson has found paydirt on the ground in two games this season, but did not have multiple rushing TDs either time.
  • Kyle Pitts has 31 catches (44 targets) and paces his team with 471 receiving yards (78.5 ypg) and one touchdown.
  • Pitts has one touchdown catch this season, in six games.
Select player props for the Atlanta Falcons
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Matt Ryan 273.5 (-115) 3.5 (-125)
Cordarrelle Patterson 45.5 (-118) 30.5 (-113)
Kyle Pitts 63.5 (-112)

Panthers top players

  • Sam Darnold has thrown for 1,684 yards while completing 61.4% of his passes, with seven touchdowns and eight interceptions (240.6 yards per game). He’s also his team’s leading rusher, with 26 carries for 110 yards and five touchdowns.
  • Chuba Hubbard has rushed for a team-leading 309 yards on 84 attempts (44.1 yards per game) while scoring one touchdown. He also averages 15.7 receiving yards per game, grabbing 17 passes for 110 yards.
  • D.J. Moore has hauled in 46 receptions for 586 yards, best on his team, and three touchdowns. He averages 83.7 receiving yards per game.
  • Robby Anderson’s stat line this year shows 18 catches for 204 yards and two touchdowns. He averages 29.1 receiving yards per game.
  • Ian Thomas is averaging 17.1 receiving yards per game, racking up 10 receptions (16 targets) for 120 yards.
Select player props for the Carolina Panthers
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Sam Darnold 252.5 (-117) 15.5 (-105)
Chuba Hubbard 64.5 (-116) 21.5 (-117)
D.J. Moore 3.5 (-111) 80.5 (-114)


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