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NFL TNF Best Bets: Thursday Night Football Picks, Predictions, Odds to Consider on DraftKings Sportsbook for Falcons vs. Panthers

Julian Edlow gives his best NFL bets to consider on DraftKings Sportsbook for Week 8’s Thursday Night Football matchup between the Falcons and Panthers.

The Falcons are coming off another embarrassing loss in classic Falcons fashion, while the Panthers did lose in New Orleans last week but got another cover for Teddy Bridgewater. The Panthers have come down to small 2-point favorites, with a total of 51 on the board. Here’s what jumps out to me on DraftKings Sportsbook.

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Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers

CAR Moneyline (-130)

If you want to save some juice, I’m fine laying the two points, but it’s pretty cheap to just play Carolina on the ML here. The Falcons are inventing new ways to lose every week, and Teddy Bridgewater continues to be an ATS GOAT. I’m a little bit worried about a Falcons bounce back, like we saw in Minnesota, but the Vikings are pretty pathetic themselves this season. The Panthers have been a very solid, well-coached team so far this season and are 3-2 in their last five, with some tight losses to good teams this year. I am not overthinking this and will take the better team to win at home.



Todd Gurley Anytime Touchdown Scorer (-121)

Todd Gurley scored on the Falcons’ final offensive play on Sunday, and he wasn’t even trying to score! So it should be pretty easy against Carolina’s dead last rush defense. In all seriousness, the Panthers have already allowed 10 rushing touchdowns this season, ranking tied for the third-worst in the NFL. Gurley’s been heavily utilized by Atlanta in the red zone and on the goal line, scoring seven times already in his first year with the team. Overall, Gurley’s ended up in the end zone in five of his first seven games as a Falcon, so given the matchup and the total, this number is more than fair to lay some juice that he finds his way in.


D.J. Moore Receiving Yards: OVER 67.5 (-112)

It’s a tough call on betting Moore and/or Robby Anderson, who sits at 75.5 yards. Both are easily in play against the dreadful Atlanta secondary, as Anderson is averaging 91.4 receiving yards per game, and Moore is now up to 81 per game. In the end, I’ll take the lower number on Moore after being just as involved in recent weeks. Moore’s now gone for exactly 93 yards in three straight contests, including a 23-16 road win over the Falcons. Of course, Anderson posted 112 yards in that one. Both props are completely in play, but I’m listing Moore as the pick here with a slight lean to him as the stronger target.

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