|2013 NFL NBC Sunday Night Football Week 14 Odds: Panthers vs. Saints|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Sunday, 08 December 2013 14:30|
Panthers vs. Saints Odds
New Orleans is 9-3 overall, 6-0 at home and 6-6 against the spread. Carolina is 9-3 overall, 4-2 on the road and 8-4 against the spread. New Orleans has won four of its last six against Carolina.
Trends show that the Panthers are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 meetings with the Saints and 11-1 ATS in their last 12 trips to New Orleans. These two have hit the over in four straight meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Saints are favored at home, as they have odds of -3 points against the Panthers tonight. The over/under total for the game has been set at 47 points (View Matchup). The odds for this game opened with New Orleans favored by 3. The spread moved to 3.5 early in the week before falling back to 3. The over/under total for the game opened at 46 points and fell to 45.5 before climbing to 47.
The Saints are coming off a 34-7 loss at Seattle last Monday. New Orleans was held to just 188 total yards of offense while giving up 429 yards on defense. The Saints are now averaging 396.1 yards per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 319.9 yards per contest. Drew Brees has thrown for 3,794 yards and 29 touchdowns to lead the offense while Jimmy Graham has caught 68 passes for 988 yards and 12 touchdowns. The defense is being led by Cameron Jordan, who has 9.5 sacks on the season.
Carolina is coming off a 27-6 win over the Bucs for their eighth-straight victory. The Panthers are now averaging 327.7 yards per game on offense while the defense is holding opponents to 289.9 yards per contest. Cam Newton has thrown for 2,616 yards and 19 touchdowns to lead the offense while Luke Kuechly is leading the defense with 102 tackles, eight tackles for loss and three interceptions. Charles Johnson has added 8.5 sacks.
In terms of Injuries, New Orleans nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley (ankle) and defensive end Keyunta Dawson (ankle) are both questionable. Carolina linebacker Jordan Senn (hamstring) is doubtful while defensive tackle Dwan Edwards (leg) is questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing New Orleans, as the Saints are getting 69% of the wagers with odds of -3 points against the Panthers tonight.