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Carolina Panthers Vs New Orleans Saints Spread & ATS Pick

Panthers Vs Saints Spread & ATS Pick

The Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints will square off in their huge Week 13 NFC South divisional matchup on Sunday that could decide the postseason fates of both of these teams. With both eight-win Super Bowl hopefuls looking to take another step toward claiming this season’s NFC South division crown, let’s find out where the value in this intriguing matchup lies!

Carolina Panthers Vs New Orleans Saints Spread & ATS Pick

Carolina Panthers (8-3) at New Orleans Saints (8-3)
When: Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4:25 PM ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
TV: FOX
NFL Odds: New Orleans Saints -4
Total: 48

Bet The Carolina Panthers Because…

Carolina has won four straight in most impressive fashion, although they had a tough time putting away the feisty New York Jets in their 35-27 road win this past weekend although they managed to cover the spread as a 5.5-point road favorite. Cam Newton and Jonathan Stewart both rushed for a touchdown in the win, but Carolina allowed Jets veteran signal-caller Josh McCown to toss three TD passes in the win and that’s a bit worrisome with Drew Brees and the explosive Saints up next.
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Bet The New Orleans Saints Because…

New Orleans put up a great effort last weekend, but they had their outstanding seven-game winning streak snapped in their narrow 26-20 road loss against the Los Angeles Rams even though Brees completed 22 of 32 passes for 246 yards and one touchdown and rookie running back Alvin Kamara added a team-high 87 rushing yards and one score on just five carries. New Orleans also recorded four sacks and one interception but came up just short despite outscoring L.A. 10-6 in the final quarter.

Panthers Vs Saints ATS Pick

While I don’t like the 4-point spread in this contest in a game that looks like a classic field goal finish just waiting to happen, I am going to advise you to go with the the 63 percent of public bettors that like the Saints to cover the chalk, likely by the skin of their collective teeth. New Orleans will have a bit of desperation in this game after falling last weekend and more often than not, I’m totally perplexed by Carolina’s ‘strange’ offense which features Cam Newton doing a bit too much too often and not enough of super-gifted rookie Christian McCaffery, if you ask me.

The Panthers are 0-5 ATS in their last five meetings against Carolina while New Orleans has gone a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last four games against their NFC South division rivals and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against their NFC counterparts overall. The Saints win and cash in, but just barely!

ATS Pick: New Orleans -4

Houston Texans Vs Tennessee Titans

Houston Texans Vs Tennessee Titans Week 13 Analysis

While the Houston Texans are still mathematically alive to reach the playoffs, they’ll really just be trying to play spoiler when they host the Tennessee Titans in their Week 13 divisional matchup this Sunday.

The Titans are co-leaders with Jacksonville in the AFC South and the Texans would almost assuredly like nothing better than to have a helping hand in keeping one of their division rivals out of the playoffs. Now, let’s find out which one of these teams is offering the best value against their Week 13 NFL betting odds.

Houston Texans Vs Tennessee Titans Betting Analysis

Houston Texans (4-7) at Tennessee Titans (7-4)
When: Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN
TV: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
NFL Odds: Tennessee Titans -6.5
Total: 43

Houston has lost four of their last five games and comes into this divisional matchup off a 23-16 road loss at Baltimore last weekend, although they did put up a good effort to cover the chalk as a 7.5-point underdog. Unfortunately, Houston just doesn’t look nearly as good right now as they did with dangerous rookie signal-caller Deshaun Watson under center earlier this season. Case in point, veteran quarterback Tom Savage threw two interceptions and lost one fumble against the Ravens this past weekend.

Tennessee has won five of its last six games and got back in the win column in Week 12 by beating Indianapolis 20-16 to narrowly cover the spread as a 3-point road favorite despite the fact that Marcus Mariota tossed two interceptions and only touchdown pass against the division rival Colts. Veteran running back DeMarco Murray added a rushing score and the Titans’ defense were a sack machine to get the win.

While I said the Texans would like to play spoiler in this contest by getting the upset win and they really do want to upend their AFC South division rivals, I’d personally be playing to lose from here on out if I were Houston, just so I could have a better shot at landing a higher draft pick to give Watson some help come next season.

No matter what Houston’s intentions are in this contest, the Tennessee Titans are the pick to win and cover the spread simply because they’re the better team in all three phases right now and have a lot to play for as they seek to claim the AFC South division title and accompanying playoff berth in the AFC.

The Texans are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against their AFC South division rivals while Tennessee has gone 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a losing road record. One team has everything to play and the big edge at quarterback while playing at home and the other doesn’t have much to play for except pride! Go with the 60 percent of public bettors that like Marcus Mariota and the Titans in this one!

Pick: Tennessee -6.5

49ers Vs Bears Odds & Betting Tips

49ers Vs Bears Odds & Betting Tips

With quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo set to make his first start for the San Francisco 49ers this coming weekend veruss in the Windy City, the Las Vegas oddsmakers have set the NFL odds at -3 in favor of the Chicago Bears.

Let’s find out right now if Garoppolo and the 49ers or the Bears with rookie Mitch Trubisky are the smart bet in this tilt. These two rebuilding franchises will throw down live from Soldier Field in Chicago with this matchup airing on CBS. You can stream the game via CBS Sports.

San Francisco 49ers Vs Chicago Bears Odds & Betting Tips

San Francisco 49ers (1-10) at Chicago Bears (3-8)
When: Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill
TV: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
NFL Odds: Chicago -3
Total: 40.5

Bet the 49ers Because…

While San Francisco lost to Seattle 24-13 last week after recording their first win of the season by beating the Giants 31-21 in Week 10, there’s a buzz around the 49ers now that veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is set to make his first start. Head coach Kyle Shanahan announced this week that Garoppolo, who San Francisco acquired from New England for a 2018 second round draft pick, will finally make his first start after seeing some action in last week’s loss after rookie C.J. Beathard left with a knee injury.

Garoppolo spent the first two games with San Francisco on the pine as he learned the playbook, but got on the field in the final minutes against Seattle last weekend to complete both of his two pass attempts, including one that went for a 10-yard touchdown to wide receiver Louis Murphy. The Niners are hoping that Garoppolo can help improve an offense that ranks an uninspiring 28th in scoring (17.0 ppg), although there’s nothing he can do about SF’s identical, 28th-ranked defense (25.8 ppg).

Bet the Bears Because…

The Bears have lost four straight and got smacked around like a bunch of high schoolers in their humbling 31-3 loss against red-hot Philadelphia this past weekend. Rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky didn’t look very good in completing 17 of 33 passes with no touchdowns and two interceptions and the Bears were held to a mind-boggling six total rushing yards despite the fact that they have a gifted running back in second-year back Jordan Howard who rushed for 1,313 yards as a rookie last season.

49ers Vs Bears Betting Trends & Tips

Are you completely stunned that 55 percent of public bettors like the Bears to win and cover the chalk – even at home in this one? Trubisky is completing a pitiful 52.8 percent of his passes this season and generally looks dazed and confused if you ask me.

The 49ers have just one win and that they’re just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall, but Chicago is a winless 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games and now, the Niners have the big edge at quarterback – although no one really knows just how good Jimmy Garoppolo will be in the long run. I am betting the 49ers win outright on the arm of new starting quarterback, Jimmy G!

Pick: San Francisco +3