Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons Prediction, 10/31/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 8
Game: Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Falcons (-3)
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the location where the Atlanta Falcons (3-3) will attempt to beat the Carolina Panthers (3-4) on Sunday. Carolina opens as 3-point underdogs. The total has been set at 46.
The Carolina Panthers head into this game 3-4 for this season. In their last game, the Panthers took the field against the Giants and took a loss by a score of 25-3. Sam Darnold connected on 16/25 with 111 yds passing. He had a QB rate of 57.2 and ended the game with 1 interception. D.J. Moore held an average of 12.2 yds per reception by totaling 73 yds on 6 catches. Chuba Hubbard was the rushing leader for the Panthers with 12 carries for 28 yds (2.3 yds per carry). When the final whistle blew, they tallied 62 plays which gave them a total of 173 yds. The Carolina Panthers ended up rushing 17 different times and accounted for 56 yds, which is an average of 3.3 yds per carry. On the ground, the Panthers conceded 103 yds on 31 tries, which is an average of 3.3 yds per run allowed. Carolina allowed 24 completions on 34 tries for a total of 199 yds, and a completion percentage of 70.6%.
The Panthers have tallied 1,913 yards in total for the season. Carolina has accumulated 67 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 42 infractions for 268 yds. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Carolina has earned 5 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 10 different times (7 picks and 3 fumbles). As a team they maintain an average of 89.1 yards in the run game which ranks them 26th in the league. When talking about putting points on the board, the Carolina Panthers are averaging 20.9 PPG.
The Panthers rank 8th in the league when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 20.9 points per game. They are allowing 4.6 yards per run and 103.4 rushing yards per game for the year. For the season, they have conceded 724 rushing yards through 7 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Panthers have surrendered 1,300 yards which has them sitting in 5th in the NFL. They have allowed 185.7 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 64.1%. In total, they are granting 289.1 yards per outing ranking them 3rd in the NFL. They have yielded 11 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Falcons head into this game 3-3 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Falcons got the win with a final of 30-28 against the Dolphins. Matt Ryan (2 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 336 yds on 25/40 through the air while his QB rating was 95.4. He tossed 1 pick and his avg yards per attempt was 8.4 yards. Kyle Pitts was the top contributor in the passing game for the Falcons, hauling in 7 passes for 163 yds (23.3 yards per catch). Cordarrelle Patterson ran the ball 14 times for 60 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.3 yards per carry for Atlanta. The Falcons finished the contest with 397 yds while running 63 plays (6.3 yds per play). Atlanta ran the ball for 3.3 yds per carry, totaling 72 yds on 22 attempts. Atlanta allowed 29 running attempts for 132 yds (4.6 yds per carry). The Falcons passing defense conceded a completion rate of 80.0%, surrendering 281 yds on 32 for 40 passing.
When looking at their ability to score points, the Falcons rank 19th in the league with 22.5 PPG. For the year thus far, the Falcons have thrown for 1,598 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 266.3 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 10th in the league. They maintain an average of 87.8 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 527 yards in total. The Atlanta Falcons have an average of 354.2 yards per contest which ranks them 17th out of all teams in the NFL. The Atlanta offense has 307 yds of penalties on 36 violations, which has them sitting 26th in football in terms of helping out the other team. They have tossed 4 interceptions while surrendering 4 fumbles and they have obtained 84 1st downs.
The Falcons are relinquishing 29.3 PPG, which has them sitting 30th in the NFL. Atlanta has given up a total of 673 yards on the ground (112.2 yards per outing) as well as 5 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. They have conceded 15 touchdowns through the air and 250.5 yards/outing, which has them sitting 20th in the league. The Falcons defense has participated in 375 plays, which has them sitting 5th in the league. Overall, they have surrendered 176 points in total. Their defense has 5 takeaways (2 fumbles and 3 picks) over the course of the season.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons -3
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