Panthers vs. Saints Total Prediction
NFC South rivals clash in New Orleans this Sunday when the Saints host the Panthers at 1:00 p.m. ET. The total for this matchup opened at 48.5 but has been bet down to 47. Should bettors follow the line movement and take the under?
261 Carolina Panthers (+10) at 262 New Orleans Saints (-10); O/U 47
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, November 24, 2019
Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Saints are receiving 62% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Carolina Panthers Fantasy Spin
Christian McCaffrey rushed 14 times for 70 yards and caught 11-of-14 targets for 121 yards in the Panthers’ 29-3, Week 11 loss to the Falcons. The Panthers were never in this game, and it shows just how matchup-proof McCaffrey is as a true every-down back that he was able to do so much damage with Carolina getting clocked on the scoreboard. McCaffrey was easily the best player on the field and the best path to yards for the Panthers. McCaffrey gets his first date of the year with the Saints next week at the Superdome.
New Orleans Saints Fantasy Spin
Alvin Kamara rushed 13 times for 75 yards, adding a team-high 10 catches for 47 yards in New Orleans’ Week 11 win over the Bucs. Tampa Bay’s suffocating run defense was no match for Kamara, who simply slipped tackles at the line of scrimmage to pick up a handful of YAC following every touch. He actually fumbled near the sideline on his first carry but Bucs coach Bruce Arians failed to challenge that play, allowing New Orleans to open the game with a field goal and never look back. His six-yard scamper to the outside in the first quarter also resulted in his only touchdown getting called back due to Tre’Quan Smith’s holding penalty on the opposite side of the field. Kamara’s countered opposing defenses’ best efforts since returning from his ankle injury all the while out-touching teammate Latavius Murray 35 to 19 in New Orleans’ last two games. Kamara will remain a matchup-proof RB1 in Week 12 against the Panthers.
NFL Betting Trends
The under is 5-2 in the Panthers’ last seven divisional games and is 4-1 in their last five games following a double-digit loss at home.
The under is 5-2 in the Saints’ last seven home games and is 11-5 in their last 16 games versus conference opponents.
The over is a perfect 6-0 in the last six meetings between these two teams at the Superdome and has cashed in eight of the last 10 meetings between these two teams overall. The over is also 22-8-1 in the Panthers’ last 31 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game, which was the case a week ago when they managed only a single field goal in their loss to the Falcons. The over is also 5-2 in Carolina’s last seven games coming off a loss of more than 14 points.
NFL Week 12 Prediction: Panthers/Saints OVER 47