The Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the New Orleans Saints host the Carolina Panthers. Both of these teams finished the regular season with a 11-5 record. Today’s outcome will decide if there season continues come to an abrupt end or if these move on to the divisional round. Even as division rivals the Saints own the better conference and divisional record over the Panthers. Carolina will attempt to tame the Saints’ defense with offensive weapons Devin Funchess, Christian McCaffrey and Jonathan Stewart. New Orleans’s Drew Brees, Mark Ingram, rookie sensation Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas will test the Panthers this afternoon.
Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints Odds & Trends:
Carolina is 6-3 against the spread in its last 9 games. The Panthers are 7-2 in its last 9 games with the total going OVER in 5 of their last 7 games. Carolina is 7-3 against the spread in its last 10 games on the road. However they are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games on the road against the Saints. New Orleans is 2-5 against the spread in its last 7 games. The Saints are 11-3 in its last 14 games and 5-0 in its last 5 games at home. The total has gone OVER in 15 of New Orleans’ last 21 home games. The total has also gone OVER in 6 of their last 7 games when playing at home against the Panthers.
Tune in this afternoon as the favorite New Orleans Saints (-290) face the Carolina Panthers (+237). This game features a point total O/U 47.5 with the Panthers +6.5 (-115). At this time 55% of the betting public has the Panthers covering the spread. Also 60% of the betting public has their money on the game’s point total going OVER.
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