Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons best bets for Week 8

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Could the Carolina Panthers take a shock NFC South lead with a victory against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium?

Just when it looked like the Carolina Panthers would be heading towards another mundane season of abject failure, a glimmer of hope emerged. Last weekend’s sensational win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coupled with Tom Brady’s men losing again on Thursday Night Football means destiny is now in Steve Wilks and his squad’s hands.

Winning at the Atlanta Falcons would see the Panthers take full charge of the NFC South thanks in no small part to their unbeaten record within the division. It won’t be easy, but morale is high and ever-improving under Wilks, who is rapidly restoring a sense of belonging and pride to the Carolinas following Matt Rhule’s abysmal three years as head coach.

The Falcons have talent on both sides of the football. They are a physical team fighting hard for their head coach Arthur Smith, which has brought arguably more victories through seven weeks than many anticipated Atlanta attaining all season.

This is yet another fascinating chapter in Carolina’s rollercoaster 2022 season. One that could really go either way, in all honesty.

Carolina Panthers at Falcons injury report

The Panthers have already ruled out running back Chuba Hubbard for the contest, which is a disappointment after his exceptional display in Week 7. Spencer Brown is up from the practice squad and Carolina is likely to lean on D’Onta Foreman heavily at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Here is Carolina’s full injury report for Week 8:

  • Marquis Haynes (DE/OLB) – Questionable (illness)
  • Chuba Hubbard (RB) – Out (ankle)
  • Frankie Luvu (OLB) – Questionable (shoulder)
  • Jaycee Horn (CB) – Questionable (ribs)
  • Justin Burris (S) – Questionable (hip)

Here’s Atlanta’s full injury report for Week 8:

  • A.J. Terrell (CB) – Out (hamstring)
  • Jaylinn Hawkins (S) – Out (concussion)
  • Dee Alford (DB) – Questionable (hamstring)

Carolina Panthers at Falcons odds for Week 8

According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Panthers are 4.0-point underdogs at the Falcons in Week 8 after opening at +6.5. Anyone wishing to bet Carolina on the money line can do so at +176 (bet $100 to win $176), with Atlanta favored in front of other home fans at -210 (bet $210 to win $100).

FanDuel Sportsbook has set the over/under at 41.5 points for the contest. The over is available at -106 (bet $106 to win $100) and the under can be wagered at -114 (bet $114 to win $100).

As stated previously, this could be a game of fine margins. However, there’s nothing to suggest Carolina cannot build on their positive triumph against the Bucs and cover the 4.0-point spread, at the very least.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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