Vik is back for Thursday Night football with the reeling Atlanta Falcons looking to upset the playoff-minded Carolina Panthers in a key NFC South matchup.
Panthers -1.5, under 51.5
Prop: Todd Gurley under 17.5 receiving yards
Everything points to the Carolina Panthers in this game. They’re better overall on offense against a depleted Falcons secondary, and the Panthers have a decent pass defense. But what the Panthers lack is a solid pass rush, and when Matt Ryan is protected, the Falcons are a pass-first offense, which reduces Todd Gurley’s role in the passing game. Vik likes the under because of the winds anticipated in Charlotte tonight, which could keep scoring down.