NFL Pick: Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints
- Updated: December 4, 2013
The game of the week could be the battle in the NFC between the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers. These teams will face off twice in the next three weeks with the winner grabbing the division. The Saints are off a horrible Monday Night Football loss to the Seattle Seahawks and the Carolina Panthers are the hottest teams in football at the moment. This game is so exciting it was flexed to Sunday night football.
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints Preview
The NFL odds for this game have not been released for this game yet, however don’t be surprised if the Saints are the favorite. Although the Panthers are playing their best football of the season, the Saints are one of the best home teams in the NFL. Don’t expect a very big line on this game when it is opened at the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Panthers great play of late can be connected to the play at quarterback. Cam Newton’s season may end up being defined by game-winning drives against the Patriots and Dolphins, but he has stepped up his overall level of play during the win streak after a poor start. Newton has posted a 71.6 Total QBR during the win streak, sixth best in the NFL during that span. He posted a 33.9 Total QBR through the first four games of the season (29th) when the Panthers went just 1-3. Now he will face one of the best signal callers in the league when he goes up against Drew Brees. A win for the Panthers would put them in the driver’s seat going down the stretch.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that both teams have positive angles heading into this game. The Panthers are 4-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last 4 games following a straight up win of more than 14 points, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and -2 ATS in their last 10 games after allowing less than 150 yards passing in their previous game. The Saints are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 home games when playing a team with a winning road record, 4- 0-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than 250 total yards in their previous game and 21-6 ATS in their last 27 home games.
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints Pick.