In view of preseason predictions Carolina and New Orleans have both been betting on NFL surprises. The Panthers were considered the best team in the NFC South but have instead been utter failures. Contrarily the Saints were written off as finished before the season began only to take the South by storm. Most important of all New Orleans has been among the most profitable teams on the pro football board. Meanwhile the Panthers have gushed red ink. Carolina head coach Ron Rivera got so desperate that he fired two defensive assistants. Yet the Panthers still went down to defeat afterwards.
New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers
Date and Time: Monday, December 17, 2018, 8:15 p.m.
Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Betting on NFL odds at SBG:
|Saints||-6 (-110)||51½ (-105)|
|Panthers||+6 (-110)||51½ (-115)|
Saints vs. Panthers TV Coverage: ESPN
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans remains one of the hottest teams in pro football. Indeed, the Saints have already clinched the NFC South Division. Last week New Orleans scored a 28-14 payout at Tampa Bay. Their Betting on NFL record is now 11-2 straight up, 10-3 vs. the odds, and 5-8 under the total. Accordingly, New Orleans is the second highest scoring offense in the NFL. In like manner the improved defense ranks 10th for points allowed. Drew Brees has a sensational 120.8 passer rating with 31 touchdowns and four interceptions. And Michael Thomas has amassed 102 receptions for 1218 yards.
Carolina is in online wagering free fall. As a matter of fact, the Panthers have lost five consecutive games both straight up and against the spread. As a result, Carolina now stands at 6-7 straight up, 5-8 vs. the line and 7-6 over the total. Last week the Panthers reached a new low with a 26-20 loss at Cleveland as one-point overlays. The tale of the tape reveals Carolina ranks 24th in the NFL for points allowed. Counter to that is a solid offense that ranks ninth in the NFL.
Stats to Consider
New Orleans has been a cash cow in recent road games. For example, the Saints have paid in seven of their last eight games away from home. Five of their last six road matchups have gone under the total. Balanced against that is the Panthers high level of profitability at home. Carolina has covered eight of their last 11 games at Bank of America Stadium. And 10 of their last 13 home games have gone over the total.
Team vs Team
Carolina has drowned in red ink in their series with New Orleans. To be exact the Panthers have paid in just one of their last seven meetings with the Saints. Seven of the last eight between these teams went over the total. Also, at Carolina the Panthers have failed to pay in their last four attempts when hosting the Saints. And three of the last five in this series at Carolina went under the total.
Matchup to Watch
New Orleans and Brees have the big Betting on NFL matchup edge on offense. Comparable to that is the Panthers weak defense. Correspondingly it should be another highly productive night for Brees and the Saints attack.
Saints vs. Panthers Betting on NFL Picks
New Orleans rates the call in this matchup of teams going in opposite directions.
Saints vs. Panthers Betting on NFL Pick: New Orleans Saints
Saints vs. Panthers Betting on NFL Score Prediction: Saints 38, Panthers 17
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