Panthers vs. Saints Total Pick
Will Sunday's pivotal NFC South matchup between the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints turn into a shootout when the division foes meet at 4:25 p.m. ET?
Matchup: Panthers (8-3) at Saints (8-3)
TV: FOX, 4:25 p.m. ET
Line: Saints -5
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under currently sits at 48 points after hitting the board at 47.5. The Saints, meanwhile, are 5-point home favorites after opening as a 3.5-point favorite versus the Panthers.
PUBLIC BETTING: As of this writing, the Saints are receiving 62% of the tickets at the betting window.
INJURY REPORT: The big injury for the Panthers is Chrisitan McCaffrey, who is questionable with a shoulder injury but should play. The same goes for tight end Greg Olsen, who is dealing with a foot injury and who is also questionable. Center Ryan Kalil is questionable with a neck injury while linebacker Thomas Davis is questionable with a thigh ailment. Charles Johnson, meanwhile, was suspended four games for PED use.
On the other side, Zach Strief (knee) is out for the year while Coby Fleener is out with a concussion. Terron Armstead is also questionable with a hamstring injury while cornerback Marshon Lattimore (ankle) is questionable as well.
OUR PREDICTION: The over has cashed in five of the last six meetings between these two teams in New Orleans and is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams overall. The ove ris also 6-1 in the Panthers' last seven games in Week 13, is 5-1 in their last six games coming off a win, and is 21-6-1 in their last 28 games played on fieldturf.
On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the Saints' last four games coming off a loss, is 13-5-1 in their last 19 home games, and is 5-0-1 in their last six home games versus an opponent with a winning road record.
NFL WEEK 13 OVER/UNDER PREDICTION: PANTHERS/SAINTS OVER 48