Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints News & Picks
Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints Odds
|Carolina Panthers||+7½ -125||50½ -110o||+270|
|New Orleans Saints||-7½ +105||50½ -110u||-330|
**Odds as of 10/23**
Straight Up (Sebastian Morera)
The Panthers are sitting on a 3-3 record that ranks them thirdl in the NFC South. Carolina is coming off a disappointing 23-16 loss to Chicago in a game it should have won. Instead, we saw Terry Bridgewater throw two picks to ensure the Panthers’ third loss.
The Saints hit a bump in the road as they suffered back-to-back losses to the Raiders and Packers but have since bounced back. They beat the Lions 35-29 and are coming off a 30-27 win over the Chargers. The NFL odds are favoring the Saints heavily here and you should fully expect New Orleans to win this NFC South contest.
The Lions suffered a 27-23 to the Bears in Week 1. Now they look to rebound against a tougher NFC North opponent. Although the odds are pegging Detroit as a heavy underdog, the Lions have had quite a bit of success against the Packers recently. In fact, the Lions are 4-2 SU in their last 6 against Green Bay and 6-0 ATS as well. But is that betting trend enough to convince you to take the Lions against that 6.5 spread?
Considering how dominant the Packers looked in their opener, I’m going to go ahead and say it isn’t. Expect the Packers to come out and deliver another lopsided victory over an NFC North rival. Green Bay will certainly cover the spread.
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
The Panthers find themselves in the unlikely position of competing for the possibility of first place in the NFC South. If Tampa Bay loses and Carolina wins, that’s exactly what will happen. The Panthers have played some fierce football, and mostly without their star RB Christian McCaffrey. Carolina is 3-1 ATS and SU without McCaffrey in the lineup. RB Mike Davis has done well filling in, but he’ll face a stingy Saints run D, which will turn the Panthers to the air.
WRs Robby Anderson and D.J. Moore should have huge success vs. the weak Saints’ secondary. New Orleans has been getting away with falling behind in games early, but that system won’t work vs. Carolina. The underdog is 10-2 ATS over the last 12 head-to-head matchups, and Teddy Bridgewater has a bone to pick. Panthers 28, Saints 27
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
Teddy Bridgewater played his worst game in a Carolina Panthers uniform in Week 6, throwing for just 216 yards and 2 interceptions.
Carolina can win without Christian McCaffrey, but the Panthers need the best version of Bridgewater to do it.
The Panthers average 23 points per game and the total has gone over the last Carolina’s seven games against the New Orleans Saints.
Speaking of the Saints, they come from a bye week and Michael Thomas remains uncertain with a hamstring now in addition to this ankle woes.
Drew Brees and the entire offense need him. With Thomas on one side and Emmanuel Sanders on the other, the Saints offense can be explosive through the air and the ground.
The Saints average 30.6 points per game (fifth best in the league) and the total has gone over in five of New Orleans’ last six games. Go over in a back and forth game.