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by: AnthonyP On  Thursday, September 25, 2008

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The Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Bank of America Stadium.

Oddsmakers currently have the Panthers listed as 7-point favorites versus the Falcons, while the game’s total is sitting at 39½.

The Falcons defeated 38-14 as a 6.5-point favorite in Week 3. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (37).

Michael Turner rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries for Atlanta, while Matt Ryan threw for 192 yards with a touchdown in the win.

The Panthers lost to Minnesota 20-10 as a 3-point underdog in Week 3. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (37.5).

Jake Delhomme was sacked five time with passing for 191 yards for Carolina and Jonathan Stewart rushed for 15 yards in seven carries with a touchdown.

Team records:
Atlanta: 2-1 SU, 2-1 ATS
Carolina: 2-1 SU, 1-1-1 ATS

Atlanta most recently:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the division are 2-8

Carolina most recently:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the division are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta’s last 10 games
Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Atlanta’s last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina’s last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Carolina’s last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Carolina’s last 10 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Carolina’s last 16 games

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