The Carolina Panthers will try to snap a two-game losing streak to the Atlanta Falcons when they meet on Thursday Night Football. The Panthers (2-7), who have just two wins over the Falcons (4-5) in their last 10 meetings, have not beaten them at home since 2017. The Falcons defeated Carolina, 37-34 in overtime, two weeks ago in Atlanta. Neither team has made the postseason since the 2017 season nor has either team had a winning record since that time.

Kickoff from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. Atlanta is a 2.5-point favorite in the latest Falcons vs. Panthers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 41.5. Before you make any Panthers vs. Falcons picks or bets, make sure you check out what SportsLine NFL expert Emory Hunt has to say.

Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007. He is a former running back at Louisiana-Lafayette and knows the game from a player’s perspective. Hunt’s dedication to analysis of all levels of college and professional football helped him start the USFL season 24-18, including a 12-6 record over the last five weeks. 

In addition, Hunt has gone 19-5 on his last 24 picks involving the Falcons, returning $1,362. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, Hunt has zoned in on Falcons vs. Panthers and just locked in its picks and TNF predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the NFL odds and betting lines for Falcons vs. Panthers:

  • Falcons vs. Panthers spread: Atlanta -2.5
  • Falcons vs. Panthers over-under: 41.5 points 
  • Falcons vs. Panthers money line: Atlanta -145, Carolina +122
  • ATL: Over has hit in three of Falcons’ four road games
  • CAR: Over is 4-0 in the Panthers’ last four games in November 
  • Falcons vs. Panthers picks: See picks here

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Why the Falcons can cover

Quarterback P.J. Walker has won his first two home starts with Carolina (Week 11, 2020 and Week 7, 2022). He passed for a career-high 317 yards and a touchdown with an interception in the Week 8 meeting with Atlanta. For the season, Walker has completed 53 of 90 passes (58.9 percent) for 623 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. He has also rushed three times for 25 yards (8.3 average), including a 20-yard scamper.

Wide receiver D.J. Moore is the team’s top pass-catcher with 35 receptions for 449 yards (12.8 average) and three touchdowns. He has eight explosive plays of 20 yards or more, including a season-high 62-yarder. He has 119 yards after the catch with 22 first-down conversions. In his last game against Atlanta, Moore caught six passes for 152 yards (25.3 average) and one touchdown. See which team to pick here.

Why the Panthers can cover 

P.J. Walker will once again get the start for Carolina after being benched at halftime of last weekend’s loss at Cincinnati. Walker has shown promise at times and had played well in the previous two games against Atlanta and Tampa Bay. Against the Buccaneers on Oct. 23, he completed 16 of 22 passes (72.7 percent) for 177 yards and two touchdowns. In the Oct. 30 loss to the Falcons, Walker was 19 of 36 (52.8 percent) for 317 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Since the departure of Christian McCaffrey in a trade to San Francisco, running back D’Onta Foreman has come to the forefront of the Carolina rushing attack. Foreman has carried 60 times for 296 yards (4.9 average) and three touchdowns. He also has a pair of explosive plays, including a long of 60 yards. Foreman had a pair of 100-yard rushing games prior to last Sunday’s loss at Cincinnati, including a 26-carry, 118-yard and three-touchdown effort against Atlanta. See which team to pick here.

How to make Falcons vs. Panthers picks

For Thursday Night Football, Hunt is leaning under on the point total, but he also says a critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back. You can only find out what it is, and get the rest of Hunt’s TNF picks, at SportsLine.

Who wins Panthers vs. Falcons? And what critical X-factor makes one side a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Panthers vs. Falcons spread you need to jump on Thursday night, all from the expert who’s a stunning 19-5 on Falcons picks, and find out.

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