New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers: Preview and Pick
- Updated: December 21, 2013
The NFC South will be decided in one big game this weekend as the New Orleans Saints will travel to Carolina to take on the Panthers. After getting blown out against the St. Louis Rams, Drew Brees and the rest of the Saints will be eager to prove that they can win on the road when they face the Panthers in this pivotal divisional game.
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers Preview
The NFL odds for this game opened up with the Panthers listed as a field goal favorite. Despite the fact that the Panthers recently went up against the Saints at home and lost, the betting public is jumping all over Carolina in this game. The latest football betting consensus shows that over 72 percent of the early wagering is backing the Panthers. This is most likely a result of the humiliating loss by the Saints a week ago.
The Panthers are starting to get their running back more involved in the offense. DeAngelo Williams had 168 total yards Sunday, the second most he has had in a game in the last four seasons. Williams had 87 receiving yards (the second most in his career) and a touchdown, all on screen passes. Entering Week 15, only two players had more screen yards in a game this season. The Saints latest collapse could come to a head this week against the Panthers.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal some very interesting wagering angles. The total has gone under in 8 of New Orleans’s last 10 games when playing on the road against Carolina and the total has gone under in 6 of Carolina’s last 7 games overall. New Orleans is 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Carolina, but New Orleans is 5-2 straight up in its last 7 games when playing Carolina. New Orleans is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road and New Orleans is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Carolina. New Orleans is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games overall and New Orleans is 10-4 straight up in its last 14 games overall. Carolina is 5-0 straight up in its last 5 games at home and 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home. Carolina is 9-1 straight up in its last 10 games overall and 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games.
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers 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 for our free pick and to get the latest and most up to date information on the game.