Saints vs. Panthers Free Pick
The New Orleans Saints will look to avoid falling to 0-3 today at 1:00PM ET when they visit the Carolina Panthers without quarterback Drew Brees.
Brees suffered a shoulder injury last Sunday in the Saints' loss to the Buccaneers and won't play today. Sean Payton will now turn his directionless offense over to backup QB Luke McCown, who should have a difficult time moving the ball versus the Panthers' defense.
Without Jimmy Graham the Saints have looked rudderless through two weeks. And while the Panthers' offense is nothing to write home about with Kelvin Benjamin sidelined for a year, at least Cam Newton is a threat to move the ball. With or without Brees we liked the Panthers, who are 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 games versus the Saints.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Mybookie.ag, the Panthers are 8-point home favorites versus the Saints while the over/under total is currently sitting at 42.5 points.
NFL WEEK 3 FREE PICK: CAROLINA PANTHERS -8