New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers News & Picks
New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers
|New Orleans Saints||-7 Ev||47½ -110 O||-290|
|Carolina Panthers||+7 -120||47½ -110 U||+240|
**Odds as of 12/30**
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
The Saints are NFC South champions for the fourth straight season, and are still in play for the NFC’s top seed. New Orleans needs to beat the Panthers, along with a Seahawks win vs the 49ers and a Packers loss to the Bears.
The Saints smashed the Vikings 52-33 on Christmas Day, gaining 583 yards of total offense and never having to punt. New Orleans RB Alvin Kamara tied an NFL record from 1929 by scoring six rushing TDs on a career-best 155 yards.
The Saints edged the Panthers 27-24 earlier this season, and should easily cover the seven-point spread here. Carolina is scrappy, but New Orleans is an elite team that wants to march into the postseason with its head held high. Panthers’ QB will not have his revenge on the Saints this time around. Maybe next year. Saints 38, Panthers 27
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints already clinched a Playoff spot, but they could end at the top of the NFC with a victory and a Packers loss.
The veteran QB still needs some time to regain full confidence and rhythm, but no worries here, Alvin Kamara has been sensational.
The Saints average 29.9 points per game (fourth best in the league) and the total has gone over in 12 of their last 18 games.
Teddy Bridgewater and the Carolina Panthers are already eliminated. He and RB Mike Davis have been carrying the load offensively.
Christian McCaffrey remains out due to injury.
The Panthers average 22.9 points per game and the total has gone over in seven of their last eight games against the Saints.
New Orleans already beat Carolina 27-24.
Go over once again.
Over/Under 47 ½