Two teams coming off last-second losses in Week 10 will get together for Thursday Night Football when Drew Brees and the Saints head to Carolina to take on the Panthers. Both teams will look to bounce back by lighting up each other’s defense as they’ve combined to score an average of 64.5 points in their last four matchups against each other. This has led to four straight OVERs, making the opening total of 51.5 a juicy target for OVER bettors to feast on.
- The visiting team is 21-9 ATS in the last 30 games in this matchup.
- Cam Newton has scored a rushing TD in four of his last five games vs the Saints.
- Drew Brees has thrown for three or more TDs in four of his last five games.
The Panthers have struggled to cover the spread in divisional games since the beginning of last season, posting an ugly 3-6 ATS record, which includes an 0-3 ATS record vs New Orleans. The Saints, however, have been a team to back in divisional games, going 6-1 ATS in their last seven games vs other NFC South teams.
The real story for the Saints coming into this game is an eight-game ATS winning streak as an underdog. Five of those covers took place on the road, and perhaps more impressive, they have a 5-2 SU record in their last seven games as an underdog. As a favorite this season, the Panthers have been a complete and total bust with a 2-6-1 ATS record.
The leaky Saints defense is coming to town for at a great time for Cam Newton who’s struggling as a passer at home. In his last three home games, he has just one TD pass and four INTs. The Saints are allowing 29.2 points per game this season — third-worst in the NFL — but have improved to allow just 22.7 over their past three. New Orleans won the first game between these teams this season on October 16, 41-38.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Bettors who were going with the Carolina Panthers in this one found them listed as -4.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 51.5 for Thursday.
A 32-22 result in favor of the Panthers is the prediction by the Odds – Shark
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New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Carolina Panthers currently sport a record of 3-6, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-6-1 ATS. The New Orleans Saints are 4-5 and 6-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Carolina Panthers post a 5-4 over under record this season, while the New Orleans Saints have gone 5-4 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Carolina vs New Orleans injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 16 (Carolina Panthers) and the No. 12 (New Orleans Saints) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at Odds – Shark
Offensively, the game matches up the Carolina Panthers No. 12-ranked offense (24.56 PPG) against a New Orleans Saints defense that ranks No. 30 at 29.22 PPG. The Panthers passing attack has averaged 252.78 yards per game, less than the Saints give up through the air (292.67 YPG on average).
Defensively, the New Orleans Saints feature the league’s No. 2-rated road run defense, allowing 76.75 yards per game. The Carolina Panthers, meanwhile, ranks No. 9 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last game, the Saints got 3 passing scores out of Drew Brees, but lost 25-23 to the Broncos on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Panthers suffered a Week 10 loss against Kansas City in their last game, falling 20-17 at Bank of America Stadium.
- New Orleans is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- New Orleans is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Carolina is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Carolina is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
- Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
- Carolina is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
New Orleans home to Los Angeles, Sunday, November 27th
Carolina at Oakland, Sunday, November 27th