Saints vs. Panthers NFL Week 2 Prediction
NFC South rivals meet in Charlotte on Sunday where the Panthers will host the Saints at 1:00 p.m. ET. Coming off their impressive Week 1 win over the Packers, are the Saints a solid play?
269 New Orleans Saints (-3) at 270 Carolina Panthers (+3); o/u 44.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, September 19, 2021
NFL Week 2 Regular Season
New Orleans Saints DFS Spin
Jameis Winston completed 14-of-20 passes for 148 yards and five touchdowns in the Saints' Week 1 win against the Packers. Before Winston connected for a gorgeous 55-yard score with speedster Deonte Harris, he had four touchdown tosses on less than 100 passing yards. He took full advantage of good field position in the first half and hit his pass catchers with pinpoint accuracy, displaying touch he rarely showed in Tampa. The specter of Taysom Hill goal line touches will continue to haunt Winston drafters, but he should be a starter in 12-team leagues most weeks. He'll go against a middling Carolina secondary in Week 2.
Carolina Panthers DFS Spin
Sam Darnold completed 24-of-35 passes for 279 yards, one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown in the Panthers' 19-14, win over the Jet. Darnold looked fairly Darnold-y overall. The quarterback wasn't completely in sync with his receivers and missed high on a would-be touchdown to Ian Thomas early in the game. He did connect with Robby Anderson on a deep touchdown later on, and showed some nice chemistry with D.J. Moore as the game went on. Christian McCaffrey was Darnold's favorite target, as the running back did his best slot receiver impression in addition to carrying the load as a rusher. Darnold's weapons will make him a QB2 in when the Panthers host the Saints in Week 2.
Saints vs. Panthers Betting Prediction
The road team has covered in 29 of the last 40 meetings between these two teams, while the Saints are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games in Charlotte. The Saints are also 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 8-2 against the number in their last 10 games versus NFC opponents and have covered in four of their last five divisional games. On the other side, the Panthers are just 3-9-1 against the spread in their last 13 home games, are 2-6 against the number in their last eight divisional games and are 0-4 ATS in their last four games played in Week 2.
NFL WEEK 2 BETTING PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -3