|2013 FOX NFL Game of the Week Odds & Spread: Saints vs. Panthers|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 18 December 2013 13:00|
Saints vs. Panthers Odds
Carolina is 10-4 overall, 6-1 at home and 8-5-1 against the spread. New Orleans is 10-4 overall, 3-4 on the road and 7-7 against the spread. The home team has won three of the last four in this series, including a 31-13 win for New Orleans back on Dec. 8.
Trends show that the Saints are just 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 meetings with the Panthers and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 trips to Carolina. These two have hit the under in 8 of their last 10 meetings in Carolina.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Carolina is the favorite at home, as the Panthers have odds of -3 points against the Saints. The over/under total for the game has been set at 47 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Carolina favored by 3 and the spread hasn’t changed. The opening total was 45.5 points and it slowly worked up to 47.
Carolina is coming off a 30-20 win over the Jets at home last week to bounce back from the loss at New Orleans. Carolina is averaging 326 yards per game on offense while the defense is holding opponents to 296.3 yards per game. Cam Newton has thrown for 3,049 yards and 21 touchdowns while rushing for 507 yards and six scores. The defense is being led by Luke Kuechly, who has 122 tackles with eight tackles for loss and three interceptions.
New Orleans is coming off a 27-16 loss at St. Louis for their second straight road loss. The Saints are averaging 397 yards per game on offense, while the defense is holding opponents to just 312.8 yards per contest. Drew Brees has thrown for 4,500 yards and 34 touchdowns this year to lead the offense, while Jimmy Graham has added 76 catches for 1,071 yards and 14 touchdowns. The defense is being led by Cameron Jordan, who has 41 tackles and 11.5 sacks.
In terms of Injuries, Carolina linebacker Jordan Senn (hamstring) is questionable while running back Jonathan Stewart (knee) is out. New Orleans safety Rafael Bush (ankle) and defensive end Glenn Foster (leg) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Carolina, as the Panthers are getting 64% of the wagers with odds of -3 points against the Saints on Sunday.