ATLANTA FALCONS @ CAROLINA PANTHERS

The first of seven intra-division matchups we’ll be covering in Week 14. We start in the NFC South, where two of the three teams are sitting at 5-7, and with Atlanta and Carolina being two of those teams, a loss for either side here will likely end their postseason aspirations. 

Carolina is at home and coming off their bye week, which automatically makes me like them outright. They sacked OC Joe Brady during their off week, and whilst I disagree with the move, I do think that could invigorate this offense, even if just for this game. 

Rookie RB Chuba Hubbard will replace the injured Christian McCaffrey as the primary ball-carrier for Carolina, and he impressed in his stint as the starter earlier in the year. Hubbard has started five games this year, surpassing 60 rushing yards in three and scoring in two. Hubbard rushed for 82 yards and a TD in the previous meetings between these two sides, and with Atlanta sitting inside the bottom-10 for rushing yards allowed per game, plus having already given up 11 TDs to the RB position this year, I like Hubbard to have a similar outing to his first against this opposition. 

Spread: Panthers -2.5

Total: 41.5

Game Prediction: Panthers 21-17 Falcons

Best Bet: Chuba Hubbard over 59.5 rushing yards & to score a TD @ 13/5 with Bet365 Bet Builder. [0.5]

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