Falcons vs. Panthers 2013 odds: Panthers favored big at home

Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas is giving the Panthers anywhere from 7.5 to nine points at home against the Falcons Sunday.

The Carolina Panthers host the Atlanta Falcons in Week 9, and Vegas is predicting a one-sided match. According to OddsShark, the Panthers are favored by 7.5 points, with some books favoring them by as many as nine points.

The Panthers are surging after a slow start to the season, winning three straight games. They crushed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 31-13, last Thursday, easily covering the minus-6.5 point spread. The Panthers are now 4-3 on the season and are also 4-3 against the spread. Their defense remains one of the best in football, and the running game should get a boost with Jonathan Stewart expected back.

The Falcons, meanwhile, are going nowhere fast, losing four out of their last five games. They fell to the Arizona Cardinals, 27-13, last week. Atlanta were 2.5-point underdogs and never came close to covering. They fall to 2-5 on the season and 2-5 against the spread. Injuries and a poor defense have completely derailed the Falcons, who entered the season with Super Bowl aspirations.

For more betting details on this game, head over to OddsShark.

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