Thursday Night Football kicks off Week 8 with two NFC South rivals going head to head. Teddy Bridgewater and Matt Ryan will match their skills in primetime and the odds favor the home team, with the Panthers set as 2-point favorites. Carolina sits at 3-4, theird in the South while the Falcons are 1-6, dwelling in the basement. These two teams met in Week 5 and the Panthers won in Atlanta 23-16. The point total is a substantial 51, implying 26.5 points for Carolina and 24.5 points for Atlanta.
As slight road dogs, the Falcons backers are making themselves known at DraftKings Sportsbook. Bettors seem to prefer Matt Ryan and Atlanta this time around. There have been big changes, as Dan Quinn is out and Julio Jones is back and healthy. But, they also just lost a heartbreaker to the Texans.
Falcons wagers consist of 73 percent of the handle and 69 percent of the bets, but the same isn’t true for the moneyline. Bettors are more divided in picking the outright winner, as 51 percent of the handle and 45 percent of the bets are on Atlanta.
As for the point total, the money is on the over, with 63 percent of the handle hoping the game goes under 51 points. The percent of bets made is higher, with 73 percent leaning over.