The Carolina Panthers (2-5) host the Atlanta Falcons (4-5) in an NFC South rematch for "Thursday Night Football."
Sportsbooks have Atlanta favored by 4.5 points on the road and the game total at only 44.5.
This game total went all the way up to 72 in their last meeting just two weeks ago, and though I don’t expect it to be that high this time around, both defenses are easily beaten. That should add up to some overs for player props. Here are a few of my favorites to target on Thursday.
Terrace Marshall Jr. over 38.5 receiving yards (-118)
Marshall has 50-plus receiving yards in each of his last two games and he’s seen 15 targets and logged 140 total yards and a touchdown across that span. That’s only two fewer targets than WR1 DJ Moore, and this week he faces an Atlanta team that has allowed a league-leading 211.6 receiving yards per game to opposing wideouts. Quarterback P.J. Walker is expected to get the start again this Thursday, and in this exact matchup two weeks ago, Marshall had a season-high 87 receiving yards with Walker at the helm.
DJ Moore over 59.5 receiving yards (-120)
If you missed Moore’s 62-yard grab at the end of the CAR/ATL matchup in Week 8, be sure you Google it. That’s right, Moore exceeded this prop in a single play. That being said, he had already exceeded this prop before that play, as he logged a total of 152 yards in that contest. I cannot overstate how generous this Atlanta defense is, or Moore’s talent. This game was competitive last time out with Carolina nearly pulling off the upset. We’ll bet Walker gets back on track on Thursday and take the over.
Cordarelle Patterson over 51.5 rushing yards (-120)
Cordarelle Patterson rushing TD +155
He’s back and he immediately returned to action with 13 carries for 44 yards and a pair of touchdowns on Sunday. Though Patterson wasn’t the most efficient, it’s clear he is the focal point of this offense. This Panthers team just allowed five total touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving) and 153 rushing yards to Joe Mixon, and two weeks ago they allowed 130 ground yards to the Caleb Huntley/Tyler Allgeier combo. Patterson should be able to log 52 yards and a score.