NFL Predictions - Falcons A No-Brainer vs. Panthers For Saturday?

Atlanta Falcons players walking in the field

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 8:25 PM GMT

Atlanta Falcons look to be an almost certain bet in week 16 over the Carolina Panthers. Here's how we line up our NFL picks SU, ATS, and Totals.

Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers

Point Spread Value

The Atlanta Falcons are back to winning ways since losing a narrow one to Kansas City in week 13. Granted wins over the Rams and Niners were as certain as the sun is to rise in the morning, but, crucially, they came through as the -4.5 road chalk and the -13.5 home chalk, respectively, with massive winning margins. As a result, the Falcons improve to 9-5-0 ATS on the season with a 7.9 winning margin and +6.5 differential versus the spread.

Free NFL Pick: Falcons -2.5 (-110)

Best Line Offered: at WilliamHill

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The Survivor

The Atlanta Falcons are feeling the heat from Tampa Bay, but a timely defeat to Dallas on SNF takes a bit of the pressure off. Nevertheless, Matt Ryan and the Falcons can't rest on their laurels. They take on divisional foes Carolina Panthers in week 16, a side that has been playing a bit of Jekyll and Hyde with NFL bettors these past few weeks. Just as everybody is ready to bury the Panthers, they come up and surprise. In any event, with the Falcons so close to a divisional title this is a must win game. Word is Cam Newton is struggling with a shoulder injury and might not even suit up, which is even an added advantage for the visitors.

Free NFL Pick: Falcons -135

Best Line Offered: at IslandCasino

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Game Total

With the Falcons leading the charge in total betting, an incredible 12-2-0 OVER record how can anyone bet anything but the OVER? Well, maybe that depends on the total books are offering and whether Cam Newton does play this game. For our money, seeing the way the Falcons are putting up the points it might not even matter who they face.

Free NFL Pick: Over 52 (-110)

Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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