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Falcons slight favorites over the Panthers in Week 8

For the wagerin’ folk!

Syndication: Palm Beach Post BILL INGRAM /THE PALM BEACH POST / USA TODAY NETWORK

Fresh off a win in Miami, the Falcons head back to the friendly confines of Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday to take on NFC South divisional foe the Carolina Panthers.

The Falcons now sit at an even 3-3 after a bit of a disastrous start to the season. They’ve won two straight and are seeking to build on that momentum heading into their second divisional tilt of the season.

The Panthers, looking like a divisional contender through the first couple of weeks, have come crashing back to earth in near comical fashion. They’re now sitting at 2-4, and if reports are correct, are actively involved in trade negotiations with the Houston Texans for quarterback Deshaun Watson.

All of this has impacted the opening line for when the Panthers come to town on Sunday.

Atlanta enters this matchup as slight favorites. DraftKings Sportsbook has the Falcons favored at +2.5 points, with an over/under set at 47 points — and even odds on each, at -110.

Essentially: It’s gonna be a tight one and the oddsmakers don’t really know what to make of Atlanta’s ascension and the nosedive the Panthers have taken.

The line will move, but as of now, the Falcons are favorites back at home against a division rival.

That’s a good spot to be in.

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.