The six point spread has not budged since Wednesday so the money must be fairly even on both sides. The over/under is also unchanged at 44.5 points.
We also have some prop bets, such as who will score first:
The Falcons lead the all time series 28-18, including four of the last five. I think these teams are more evenly matched than the recent history suggests. Here’s the NFL Game Capsule which is simply the stats from Week 1. The teams stat sheets are very similar but with opposite outcomes.
A win in ATL would be huge for this Panthers team. A loss won’t be too hard on them since they aren’t expected to win anyway. Let’s hope Cam has a chip on his shoulder about something as he always seems to play better when he has that attitude.
This game is already heavily impacted by injuries. The Panthers lost right tackle Darryl Williams to a knee injury and tight end Greg Olsen to a foot injury during the game. We’ve since learned right guard Trai Turner will miss the game as well. That means the Panthers offensive line is a mess. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner and quarterback Cam Newton will have to figure out how to minimize the damage Newton takes. Expect a lot of short passes to slow down the rush....