More Sports Sections: Super Bowl College Football NBA Basketball College Basketball Baseball NHL Hockey Soccer MMA Boxing Nascar Golf Horse Racing

20 Point Football Teasers!


Types of Bets

Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers Point Spread - Pick ATS

Atlanta Falcons (4-3 SU, 2-5 ATS) vs. Carolina Panthers (5-3 SU, 4-4 ATS)
NFL Week 9
Date/Time: Sunday, November 5th, 1:00pm ET
Where: Bank of America Stadium - Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox
by Bob, NFL Football Handicapper,

Point Spread:ATL +1.5 / CAR -1.5
Over/Under Total: 44

This Sunday in Bank of America Stadium, we get a great NFC South showdown between the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers. This rivalry has become one of the better ones in the NFL over the last few years, simply because both of these teams have seen themselves in contention over that time and not only that, both teams have represented the NFC in the Super Bowl the last two years. Carolina in 2015 losing to Denver and then just this past season, the Falcons against the Patriots in a Super Bowl I prefer not discuss. With that said, this is going to be a very competitive and chippy game.

So far in 2017, both of these teams have been a roller coaster. Both are trying to find their way and this week's showdown could hold a lot of weight later in the season. The Falcons enter as a 1.5 point underdog to the Panthers at home and the over under is set at 44 total points. The public likes the Falcons to cover and potentially win this game outright seeing as how 59% of the action is on them. If this trend continues, we may have an even pickem by kickoff. So if you are on the Falcons regardless of what I them now while you are still getting points. As for the total points, 54% likes this game to sail over the 44 combined. I think this number will sit and not move much throughout this week.


Many talk about how the Falcons offense is suffering and is not explosive like it was in 2016. Well, while this is true and while new OC, Steve Sarkisian, is still trying to run the Shannahan Offense in Atlanta, they are still a good unit. Atlanta is ranked 9th in the NFL in passing yards and they are ranked 11th in rushing, gaining almost 125 per game. The problem has been turnovers, especially in the red zone. I think I read it correctly that Atlanta has scored only 5 times in their last 11 redzone visits. Not touchdowns, these guys have not score ANY in six of the eleven trips. This weekend, Matt Ryan and the Falcons cannot waste trips inside the 20 of Carolina. The Panthers have the 5th best scoring defense, and scoring chances may not come often, thus the Falcons need to make sure they score when in the redzone.

From a defensive standpoint, the Falcons should be okay. The Panthers are not an explosive, high scoring offense. Carolina is averaging just 18.5 points a game and both their pass game and run game is ranked in the lower half of the NFL. Cam Newton and the Panthers will need to improve this if they want to get their record to 6-3 and take down their biggest rival this Sunday. Defensively, the Panthers need to force turnovers and put their offense in good spots in order to score on this Falcons defense. Along with forcing turnovers, Carolina also needs to control the ball and time of possession. Against the Jets this past Sunday, Matt Ryan and the Falcons offense showed glimpses of getting back on track. The Panthers will want to keep that unit off the field for as long as possible. Getting into a shootout with Atlanta would not bode well for Carolina.

This game is a tough one to predict. This has been a funky series and they are both playing in a division that has had its share of surprises over the last decade or so. I can see this game going either way and if you know me, you know I am a Falcons fan yet I am realistic and pick against them as much as I pick for them. This weekend I have a good a fan. I think the Falcons go into Charlotte and take care of business in a hard fought and physical game. I like Atlanta to squeak out a 23-20 win over Carolina to improve to 5-3 in 2017.

Bob's Pick to Cover the Point Spread: TAKE THE ATLANTA FALCONS +1.5 OVER THE CAROLINA PANTHERS. - Bet this game for FREE by taking advantage of a FAT 100% bonus up to $1000 at MyBookie! (Use Promo Code: PRDCT14)

Free Picks

Editor's Picks - Each week our in house pro's tackle the week's card and make predictions on the week's games ATS! Best bets, top plays, premium selections, etc. FREE!

Expert NFL Picks - Free premium plays from the "real" expert football handicappers from around the web. Don't fall for second rate picks from ESPN, the NFL Network, Hank Goldberg or the screaming touts on TV.

Underdog of the Week Pick - We forecast the loudest barking dog of the week. Expect a 60% winning percentage with these plays.

Favorite of the Week Play - We examine "the chalk" and determine the safest bet in which who you should lay the points with. Forecasting winning favorites long term isn't easy, but we've had some pretty good luck with it over the years.

Line Movement Plays - We report all the major line moves from the gridiron and forecast whether it's public money or sharp action causing the move. Who will cover the spread this week? Our line move plays!

NFL Consensus Picks - See what the general public is betting on. We use this info to fade the public to the tune of big profits over the course of the season.

Bookies Picks - Each week, we'll post which side the bookies are on. Please note: These are not OUR picks. We're simply reporting the teams the bookies need to cover the spread in order for them to win. Games receiving equal action on both sides will not be factored into these records.

NFL Trends - Don't ever let anybody tell you that the trend is your friend. These picks make great fades which is exactly what we do with them.

NFL Computer Picks - We enter the statistics into the database and the computer crunches the numbers and gives final score predictions. These should be used for entertainment only!

Monday Night Football Picks - The ultimate bailout play. Our MNF picks are golden! Did we mention that their FREE?

2017 NFL Predictions - Jay breaks down each division and gives his picks on which teams he thinks will win the AFC and NFC Conferneces (plus Super Bowl winner prediction).

Super Bowl Picks - Everybody here in the Predictem office takes their best preseason shot at predicting the winner Superbowl 50. Pride is on the line here! Oh, and LOOT too!


5Dimes - Bet your NFL football picks at -105 odds every day of the week! 15 team parlays! 20 point teasers! Pleasers and huge point buying opportunities as well!

Bovada - Tired of deposit hassles? Bet on football using your credit card at a sportsbook where your Visa CAN and WILL work for deposits! Offers a 50% sign-up bonus up to $250 FREE!

MyBookie - Credit cards work GREAT here! Get a massive 50% bonus up to $1000 in free cash!

Intertops - Watch the game for a bit THEN make a wager! Yes! You can jump in after the action has started using their awesome live betting feature! Get a massive 50% bonus up to $200 in FREE bonus cash! Regarded by many as the most trusted betting site on the web! (Online since 1996!)

Super Bowl Betting - We explain all the different types of wagers you can making including point spread bets, totals, moneylines and prop bets. No need to go to Vegas! You can bet the big game online!

Featured Articles

Statless NFL Handicapping - The quick, easy way and yes, it's effective!

Betting NFL Underdogs - It's the first thing you should consider every Sunday. We explain why.

Choosing an Online Sportsbook - We talk about things to consider before you commit to play at one.


Weekly Fantasy Football - If you drafted a crappy team or the injury bug has bit you and wrecked your season, we've got something really cool to turn you on to that will change the way you play fantasy sports forever!

Famous Football Quotes - From the inspirational to the greatest touchdown calls of all time. We've got them!

Pro Football Hall of Fame - A full list of NFL players who have been inducted into the NFL HOF.

The Spread - Offers free NFL football predictions, matchups, stats including both offensive and defensive and more!

Fantasy Football Sites - Get recommendations on where to find weekly updated player news, depth charts and legit websites that offer the best stat and record tracking for your fantasy football league.