Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers Prediction, 12/12/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 14
Game: Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-3)
Bank of America Stadium is the location where the Carolina Panthers (5-7) will try to defeat the Atlanta Falcons (5-7) on Saturday. Atlanta opens this contest as 3-point dogs. The total has been set at 42.5.
The Atlanta Falcons come into this game with a record of 5-7 for this year. In their last contest, the Falcons took the field against the Buccaneers and took a loss by a score of 30-17. Cordarrelle Patterson was the best rusher for the Falcons with 13 carries for 78 yards (6.0 yds per attempt). Russell Gage left with an average of 11.8 yds per catch by totaling 130 yards on 11 catches. Matt Ryan went 30/41 with 297 yds passing. He had a quarterback rate of 93.2 and walked away from the contest with no picks. On the ground, the Falcons gave up 57 yds on 17 attempts, which averages out to 3.4 yards per run allowed. Atlanta relinquished 38 pass completions on 51 tries for a total of 368 yds, and a completion rate of 74.5%. At the end of the game, they tallied 69 plays which gave them a total of 380 yds. The Atlanta Falcons ran the football 23 different times and accounted for 121 yards, earning them an average of 5.3 yds per attempt.
Regarding scoring points, the Atlanta Falcons hold an average of 18.0 PPG. As a team they hold an average of 88.0 yards in the run game ranking this team at 28th in the NFL. The Falcons have earned 3,795 total yards for the season. Atlanta has 150 first downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 71 penalties for 576 yards. They have turned the ball over 19 different times (14 picks and 5 fumbles). When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Atlanta has compiled 16 passing touchdowns and 7 touchdowns via the ground.
The Falcons rank 31st in the National Football League in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 27.7 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.2 yards per run and 119.3 rushing yards per game for the year. During the season, they have conceded 1,431 running yards through 12 games. Regarding passing yardage, the Falcons have surrendered 2,974 yards which has them sitting in 17th in the National Football League. They have surrendered 247.8 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 69.3%. Overall, they have yielded 367.1 yards per game which has them ranked 25th in the league. They have allowed 25 touchdowns via the pass as well as 10 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Panthers come into this matchup with a record of 5-7 for this year. In their last game, the Panthers took a loss by a score of 33-10 when they faced the Dolphins. Christian McCaffrey carried the football 10 times for 35 yards, walking away from the game with 3.5 yards per carry for Carolina. D.J. Moore was the best receiver for the Panthers, hauling in 4 footballs for 103 yards (25.8 yds per catch). Cam Newton ended the contest with 92 yards on 5/21 through the air while his quarterback rating was 5.8. He had 2 interceptions and his avg yards per attempt was 4.38 yards. Carolina allowed 39 rushing attempts for 111 yds (2.8 yds per carry). The Panthers pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 87.1%, surrendering 204 yds on 27 for 31 passing. The Panthers finished with 198 yards while running 54 plays (3.7 yards per play). Carolina ran for 3.6 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 64 yds on 18 carries.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Panthers currently rank 24th out of all teams in the NFL averaging 19.7 points per contest. During the season to this point, the Panthers have compiled 2,369 yards via the pass as well as an average of 197.4 passing yards per game, which is ranked 29th in football. They maintain an average of 111.3 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 1,335 yards for the year. The Carolina Panthers have an average of 308.7 yards/game which is good for 29th in football. The Carolina offense has compiled 717 penalty yards on 88 infractions, which ranks them 3rd in the NFL in terms of hurting your team. They have tossed 15 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 5 fumbles and they have been able to tally 125 1st downs.
Carolina has allowed a total of 1,371 yards via the ground game (114.3 yards/game) as well as 10 touchdowns by ground for the season. They have yielded 17 touchdowns through the air and 176.7 yards/game, ranking them 2nd in the league. Their defense has compiled 14 takeaways (6 fumbles and 8 picks) on the year. Overall, they have relinquished 253 total points. The Panthers defense has participated in 719 plays, which ranks 4th in the league. The Panthers are relinquishing 21.1 PPG, which puts them in 7th of all teams in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers -3
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